Dan Sultan Announces 'Aviary Takes' Album

Dan Sultan Announces ‘Aviary Takes’ Album


The Aviary Takes album features acoustic and piano versions of the Melbourne singer-songwriter’s most celebrated tracks, including fan favourite ‘Old Fitzroy’ and more recent hits like ‘Kingdom’. It also boasts three bonus covers, including lead single ‘Love & Hate’ – a rendition of Michael Kiwanuka’s original hit first released in 2016 – Florence & The Machine’s ‘Dog Days Are Over’ and Gillian Welch’s ‘Look At Miss Ohio’.

“Aviary Takes has been a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. I’ve been able to go over songs from my past catalogue and also record a few tunes from some of my favourite artists. It’s very stripped back and it’s the first time I’ve worked with the great and very talented Matt Redlich who produced the sessions. We had a great time making the album in the heart of Melbourne, at his Aviary Studios.” – Dan Sultan

Last week, Sultan popped into The Music to perform a live rendition of ‘Look At Miss Ohio’ as a precursor to the album’s announcement this week. Check out the gorgeous re-work here.

2019 has seen the return of a newly invigorated Sultan after a year of self-assessment and recalibration the year prior, with the Aviary Takes album and tour marking his return in the best way possible.

The tour launches this weekend in Hepburn Springs, taking in metro and regional locations across 20 dates, finally winding up in Port Macquarie on May 11. Fans can expect to see Sultan armed with a guitar, a keyboard, fresh batch of anecdotes and ‘dad jokes’. Tickets are on-sale now.

One of Australia’s most loved singer-songwriters, Sultan boasts numerous accolades to his name, including ARIA Awards, NIMA Awards, Top 5 ARIA-charting albums and a gold record in Blackbird.

The Aviary Takes album will be released on March 15. Fans will adore this stripped back collection of classics that allows Sultan’s charming vocals to shine.

VIDEO: ‘Love & Hate’ by Dan Sultan

Aviary Takes Album
Dan Sultan

Out Friday 15 March 2019
through Liberation Records
Pre-order available here

Aviary Takes tracklist:

  • Love & Hate
  • Drover
  • Hold It Together
  • Old Fitzroy
  • Dog Days Are Over
  • Kingdom
  • It Belongs To Us
  • Lonesome Tears
  • Look At Miss Ohio
  • Walk Through My Dream
  • Magnetic
  • Should’ve Known

Visit dansultan.com for more details

Saturday 23 February      Palais-Hepburn, Hepburn Springs VIC
Sunday 24 February        Hobart Brewing Co, Hobart TAS
Saturday 2 March            Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre,
                                         Broadbeach QLD*
                                         *Supporting Missy Higgins
Friday 8 March                 Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga NSW
Saturday 9 March             Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral NSW
Saturday 16 March           The Capital, Bendigo VIC
Friday 22 March               Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Saturday 23 March           Knox Community Arts Centre, Bayswater VIC
Friday 5 April                    Matt Dann Theatre, Port Hedland WA
Saturday 6 April                Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha WA
Thursday 11 April              Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Friday 12 April                  Freo Social, Fremantle WA
Saturday 13 April              Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton WA
Sunday 21 April                The Karijini Experience, Karijini National Park WA
Friday 26 April                  Redland Performing Arts Centre, Redland QLD
Saturday 27 April              The J Theatre, Noosa QLD
Sunday 28 April                 Mugul Mountain Retreat, Miriam Vale QLD
Thursday 9 May                Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford NSW
Friday 10 May                   The Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle NSW
Saturday 11 May               Long Point Vineyard, Port Macquarie QLD