‘Feels Like a First Love’ tour

Adam Gibson and the Ark-Ark Birds announce East Coast Tour
“Adam Gibson writes from the heart, from the street, about the place that moves him most. Ripper real words that are well worth checking out.” – Peter Garrett

“There’s a restlessness in the heart of many Australians; a need to move, to shift, to see different scenes, new horizons, better places. Lured by the road or simply influenced by the great weight of our land, we strike out for sunlit fields, small town pubs, empty beaches, the black miles of bitumen. It’s an urge to feel the land, to know it. It’s a psychological yearning: I call it ‘Australia Restless’ … and I have it bad.”

So says Adam Gibson, the vocalist and lyricist behind acclaimed Australian band The Aerial Maps and now the driving force behind new project, Adam Gibson and The Ark-Ark Birds.
Having forged a unique path with his spoken-sung tales of Australian life and landscape over two albums and several singles with the Aerial Maps, Adam is poised to release his new album ‘Australia Restless’ with Adam Gibson and the Ark-Ark Birds.
Heralded by the new single ‘Feels Like a First Love’, the album is personal statement full of stories about Australia and beyond – of loves, lives and houses lost … of coastal nights and desert days, obscure towns linked by empty roads and the static of AM radio crackling through damaged car speakers.
To launch ‘Feels Like a First Love’, Adam and his newly-formed band The Ark-Ark Birds are doing a whirlwind tour of the East Coast, with shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. In the words of Midnight Oil, “let’s turn it up a little bit LOUDER now”!

Critical acclaim for the Aerial Maps
“[The Sunset Park] is so finely drawn that is like a screenplay for your mind … an Australian classic. You must hear it.”
Courier-Mail, Brisbane
“The Aerial Maps are surely headed for that esteemed space occupied by Australia’s finest – those whose music is Australia.”
Drum Media, Sydney
“This reminds me of films by David Caesar (Mullet, Prime Mover); vernacular widescreen Australia with no gloss, a sense of melancholy, a road well-travelled.”
Chris Johnston, The Age

Listen to ‘Feels Like A First Love’ on Soundcloud:
Catch Adam Gibson & The Ark-Ark Birds in October
Sunday October 26th – Junk Bar, Brisbane
with The Casuarinas
Thursday October 30th – Post Office Hotel, Melbourne
with Sean Whelan and the Interim Lovers
Friday October 31st – The Green Room, Sydney
with The Coolites
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