Today, Tyler Richardson releases his debut solo album, ‘Heaven In The Suburbs’ via Cooking Vinyl Australia.
“This album was something I promised myself a long time ago Iâ€™d complete. Even though itâ€™s now done it still doesnâ€™t feel bloody real, itâ€™s been such a huge goal and a bit of an albatross to be honest. Always stresses me out thinking about it unfinished and sitting there rotting away. I guess I had so much to prove to myself, I never thought of myself as able to write a full song which didnâ€™t suck and this has helped, a bit anyway. I guess it speaks a lot to the life I am living and how I am actually amazed at where I am and how I am today. Never thought this would be my reality, but things do change and youâ€™ve got to accept it. Easier said than done, but Iâ€™m bloody lucky, I know that I am, and I need to tell myself to remember it. Heaven in the suburbs is how on sunny mornings it seems when Iâ€™m drinking coffee in bed with Alix, watching Marley watch the street below. Itâ€™s a damn good feeling to be alive in those moments, and I need to have that at the front of my mind when I am not feeling that life is fine. Thereâ€™s always that spot in bed and the sunshine is never that far away. Thanks for listening.”
Tyler Richardson has also shares a new single and lyric video for Yellow Dog a song he wrote about his four-legged family member, Marley. “I spend all this time so worried about the day I am going to lose my girl Marley, I often wonder if I donâ€™t spend enough time enjoying her. We do everything together; we are so bloody in love. Sheâ€™s almost 12 years old and she had her ACL done recently which was a bloody nightmare. She seems so invincible and it sent me spiralling â€“ this song made me feel a little better; my wife canâ€™t listen to it but Marley doesnâ€™tâ€™ seem to phased, happily sleeping while it plays. I love the yellow dog.“
You can catch Tyler live in Melbourne this Sunday at Stay Gold Melbourne. Tyler will also be joining Sly Withers on their largest-ever national headline tour in November and he’s also part of an epic line-up of artists celebrating 10 Years of Crowbar, playing on Sunday, November 20 alongside Phil Jamieson, Jamie Hay & Jono Barwick.
ABOUT TYLER RICHARDSON & THE NEW ALBUM
Tyler Richardson has spent the last 13 years singing out front of the Tasmanian legends Luca Brasi.
What started as a punk rock band, assembled for fun by good mates in the sleepy Tassie town of St. Helens, evolved into one of Australia’s most-loved rock acts.
Five full-length albums, hundreds of gigs and festival appearances have aided Luca Brasi in continuing to build a passionately loyal fanbase. Fans who have grown up with the band and earnestly scream Richardson‘s lyrics back at him live as if they penned the words themselves. The connection between Luca Brasi and their fans is genuine and beautiful.
Like all of us, Richardson found himself with time on his hands over the last couple of years, so in mid-2020, he and his good friend, Ben Stewart of Slowly Slowly decided to release a split 7″ as a bit of fun. A song from each singer, they put it up on Bandcamp, and the response was insane; the 7″ sold out within an hour.
With that experience and, as the pandemic continued, even more time available, Richardson got a little more ambitious; “I made a promise to myself that I can write a solo record and finish it, I made that promise a while back”.
Once again, Tyler decided to enlist the help of Slowly Slowly‘s Ben Stewart “I’m beyond stoked to be doing this, working with Ben has been nothing short of amazing. We’re old, old mates and he just seems to get me and what I was trying to do”.
Luca Brasi fans need not fret about the future of the band, as Richardson confirms “Brasi will always be my Number One, but feeling my way through this has been unreal. Doing this has done so much good for my songwriting (I hope it shows). I hope you enjoy it”.
Yellow Dog IS OUT NOW
‘Heaven In The Suburbs’ is out TODAY – STREAM / PURCHASE HERE
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