Sat July 23rd 8:30pm
Tracy McNeil has been releasing albums in Australia to the adulation of critics and aficionados since her arrival in 2007.
Her 2014 release Nobody Ever Leaves received two nominations at The Age Music Victoria Awards for ‘Best Country Album’ & ‘Best Folk/Roots Album’ and was named Australian Artist/Band of the Year in Rhythms Magazine ‐ editor Martin Jones describing their live show as ‘fully realized, world-class country‐rock’.
Throughout her travels in 2015 between Melbourne, Nashville, LA and Canada, productive and cathartic writing sessions would ultimately produce Thieves, McNeil's fourth studio album.
Co-producer Shane O’Mara has applied a healthy dose of Californian shimmer, harking back to the halcyon days of late 70’s L.A. country rock. Driving drum tracks, Laurel Canyon-esque harmonies hung from pop-hooks, and McNeil writing at her most assured and forthright make Thieves an undeniable lighthouse in the storm.