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Mike Noga - King Album Tour


Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:00pm–1:00am

Where: Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $18.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: info9rr

Mike Noga is celebrating the launch of his third solo album King.

The former drummer of one of Australia's most critically acclaimed bands The Drones, Noga has fronted numerous outfits of his own and has released two highly lauded solo albums. His long-awaited third album King is out August 26 via Cooking Vinyl Australia.

King is a dark, psychedelic concept album, loosely based on George Büchner's famous 1830's play, Woyzeck'. Featuring Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones, Almost Famous) as "The Narrator" and produced by Something For Kate's Paul Dempsey, King tells the tale of one mans descent into madness and the bloodshed that follows.

In 2014 Mike Noga found himself living in London. After being asked by immersive theatre company ‘Punchdrunk’ to pen music in response to their latest production ‘The Drowned Man’ (itself loosely based on Woyzeck), Noga was inspired to continue the story he started that day. He spent the next year in North London working on what would eventually become King.

Returning to Melbourne in 2015 and joining forces with Paul Dempsey, the two set about realising Mike's vision for an ambitious rock and roll album, with strong narrative and immersive elements. Enlisting the help of legendary Australian actor Noah Taylor in the role of narrator, the result is a unique concept album, told through the eyes of Jack and Mary, a down-and-out couple living in small town 1950's Australia.

A vast departure in sound and style from Noga's previous solo albums, King commands attention- from the opening notes to the final death throes. An opportunity not to be missed live, the national tour will see Noga crisscross the country with his full five–piece band (excl. ADL/WA) to showcase the tracks featured on this highly anticipated release.