Baby Animals’ Suze DeMarchi reveals solo album track list

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Baby Animals frontwoman Suze DeMarchi has revealed the full track list for her forthcoming solo LP, Home.

In a release announcing the news, DeMarchi also shares that she has been working alongside notable collaborators such as Russell Morris, Jimmy Barnes, Diesel and Tex Perkins.

“There’s a few more, but you know I love to keep you waiting and guessing!” says the singer and guitarist.

Home will be released via Social Family Records on the 10th of July and features renditions of songs by some of DeMarchi’s favourite artists.

The full track list is as follows:

01. “Home” (originally recorded by Gabrielle Aplin)
02. “Hometown Glory” (originally recorded by Adele)
03. “Come Home” (originally recorded by Ryan Adams)
04. “Home” (originally recorded by Sheryl Crow)
05. “Home” (originally recorded by Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros)
06. “Get Home” (originally recorded by Bastille)
07. “Feel Like Going Home” (originally recorded by Charlie Rich)
08. “Our House” (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)
09. “The House Is Rockin’” (originally recorded by Stevie Ray Vaughan)
10. “Safe European Home” (originally recorded by The Clash)
11. “The Letter” (originally recorded by The Box Tops)

“These are the songs that have been close to my heart on my journey around the world and back home to Australia,” DeMarchi said when announcing the album earlier this year. “It’s a slight departure from the Baby Animals sound, and with Shane Nicholson on production it is something deeply personal to me and I hope you all love it.”

A special collector’s edition of the album, limited to 500 copies, is available to pre-order now. The set features a deluxe 12 track CD and limited edition numbered vinyl, coupled with a selection of personal photos and stories, all housed inside a signed bespoke coffee table book.

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Baby Animals frontwoman Suze DeMarchi heads Home on new solo LP

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Baby Animals frontwoman Suze DeMarchi is to release a new solo album in the summer she has revealed.

Home will be released via Social Family Records on the 10th of July and features renditions of songs by some of DeMarchi’s favourite artists.

Home is my first solo album in 15 years,” says Suze of the release. “It’s a collection of songs inspired by home and originally recorded by a diverse set of artists that I admire, including The Clash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sheryl Crow, Adele, Ryan Adams, Dionne Warwick and more.

“These are the songs that have been close to my heart on my journey around the world and back home to Australia,” she adds. “It’s a slight departure from the Baby Animals sound, and with Shane Nicholson on production it is something deeply personal to me and I hope you all love it.”

A special collector’s edition of the album, limited to 500 copies, is available to pre-order now. The set features a deluxe 12 track CD and limited edition numbered vinyl, coupled with a selection of personal photos and stories, all housed inside a bespoke coffee table book signed by Suze herself. A standard 10-track edition of the album will be available in July.

You can watch Suze’s video introduction to the album below:

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Baby Animals and The Superjesus announce Aussie tour

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Australian rock royalty Baby Animals have announced a co-headline tour with fellow countrymen The Superjesus.

The two female-fronted bands will kick off the She Who Rocks Tour in May, beginning in Baby Animals’ frontwoman Suze DeMarchi’s hometown of Perth. Six additional shows then follow, including The Superjesus’ frontwoman Sarah McLeod’s hometown of Adelaide, finishing up at Sandy Bay, Tasmania on the 26th of June.

Suze DeMarchi said of the news: “The Superjesus blew me away with their Sumo record. I’ve been a fan since. Let’s see if they/we can keep it up!”

Sarah McLeod commented: “It’s been a long time coming, bubbling in my system since I first saw the BA’s at The Bridgeway Hotel in Adelaide in the early 90’s. I’m a fan, have always been. And now we get to share the stage together on a legit tour. Bring it on baby!”

The Baby Animals returned in 2013 with their third album (their first in 20 years), This Is Not The End. The album debuted at No.19 on the ARIA album charts and took them across Australia, playing a slew of sold out shows.

2013 also saw the reformation of The Superjesus after an overwhelming reaction to a one-off reunion show in their hometown of Adelaide. They also went on the road for the first time in a decade, playing sold out shows across the country.

Tickets for the She Who Rocks Tour, presented by Social Family Records, The Harbour Agency and Tone Deaf, go on sale today.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Fri 22 May: Perth WA – Charles Hotel
Fri 29 May: Melbourne, VIC – The Hi-Fi
Fri 05 Jun: Wollongong, NSW – Waves
Sat 06 Jun: Sydney, NSW – Metro Theatre
Sat 13 Jun: Brisbane, QLD – The Tivoli
Fri 19 Jun: Adelaide, SA – The Gov
Fri 26 Jun: Hobart, TAS – Wrest Point Ent Cent.

Keep tabs on tour updates via Facebook.com/SheWhoRocksAU

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Baby Animals to release ‘This Is Not The End’ deluxe album

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Australian rockers, Baby Animals, have announced the release of a ‘deluxe fully loaded’ edition of their album, This Is Not The End.

The ARIA award winning band’s 2013 release was their first in 20 years.

The deluxe edition will come with the original album, and a second disc featuring 16 live tracks recorded during last year’s ‘Feed The Birds’ tour. It will also feature new single, ‘This Is Not The End’, a rockumentary recorded over the last 12 months and, for the first time in Baby Animals history, a lyric book for the original album.

A range of pre-order packages are also available featuring signed editions of the album on CD and vinyl, stubby coolers, limited edition t-shirts, an immediate download link for the new single and, in the top package, VIP tickets to an exclusive concert to be held in Sydney on a date to be announced.

Suze Jacket and PaintingLead singer, Suze DeMarchi, says: “a huge thank you to each and everyone of you for your support over the last year, we wouldn’t be where we are without your fanship! You guys rock… Sx.”

Anyone buying a pre-order package will also be entered into a prize competition to win Suze’s jacket that she wore during the ‘Feed The Birds’ tour, and an artwork by the good lady herself.

You can view the pre-order packages in full and order them directly from the band’s page on the Social Family Records site. Those who pre-order the album will have them shipped on 23rd May, a full two weeks ahead of the public release of the record.

Watch a video message from Suze below.

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Under the Skin: Baby Animals Bite Back

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All music lovers have them. Those bands and artists that mean the world to them, but have somehow not managed to break through in to the wider consciousness of the world of others. Or, if they did achieve that breakthrough, have somehow dropped back from whence they came, beneath the proverbial radar.

One such band for me are Australia’s Baby Animals. I can still remember being an awkward rock-loving teen, opening the pages of 1993’s Kerrang! Direktory of Heavy Metal and reading the entry about this band of whom I had never heard, but who were written of in hallowed terms:

“[Frontwoman, Suze] DeMarchi is indisputably one of the very few positive role models for female musicians. She wouldn’t be seen dead in a Gaulthier bustier and wields a mean guitar. Femininity and balls? She’s got it. Highly Recommended album: Baby Animals (Imago, 1991 – KKKKK)”

The band had achieved platinum sales in their native land and looked set to make an impact internationally. Then, just as interest had been peaked and their sophomore album released, Suze DeMarchi required throat surgery and had to cut short a 1994 tour. The Imago label to which they were signed then folded in 1995. The band broke up shortly after in 1996.

Though as the mainstream music business continues to splinter into fragments of what we once knew, Baby Animals – along with other forward thinking artists – are back and managing to find new and inventive ways of connecting directly with their audience. Elements of the DIY philosophy in particular are now being used by more than just the new young band trying to make inroads in to their local music scene.

Working independently, Suze DeMarchi (vocals, guitar) and Dave Leslie (lead guitar) are spearheading Baby Animals’ comeback with their first new album in 20 years, This Is Not The End. Pre-launch, the band used social media wisely and effectively to help generate word of mouth about the release. Not only that, but they worked with Social Family Records in Australia to sell the music directly to fans, offering a range of album packages that would deliver more than just a CD in a box. Signed copies on CD or vinyl? Not a problem! Wall posters (also signed if desired)? Okay! Beer stubby coolers, concert tickets with hospitality and competitions to have dinner with the band? Great!

Even now, the band are preparing to record a live show and release it as a DVD. Pre-order a signed copy now and you’ll also get a live EP, access to a digital download of the new album, and a name-check in the closing credits. Not bad for a band beating their own drum and not working with the backing of a ‘major’ label.

But all of this DIY work ethic would be wasted if the music wasn’t worth listening to, right? Which is why I’m pleased to say that This Is Not The End is a belting record and contains some of the Animals’ most affecting music. From opening salvo “E-mail”, through the poetic epic “Invisible Dreamer” and on to the more delicate closer “Winter’s Day”, it’s everything you would hope for from Baby Animals 2.0.

But don’t take my word for it. The band’s approach and hard work have given them a new lease of life and connected them with their faithful fan base once again. Come on in and join the DIY revival.

Visit the Baby Animals: thebabyanimals.com
This Is Not The End on iTunes: iTunes.com