h

Video Premiere: Archer keeps it simple with 'Land Land Land Land'

As well as announcing a tour. 

Much like himself, Archer’s newest and fourth album, The Divine Church of the Open Sky, Volume 1 addresses environmental and establishment issues at every opportunity, harnessing old world charm, sincerity, and humour.

The album was recorded using analogue equipment as part of the field recordings series, utilising the aid of specialist engineer Alex Bennett; Archer chose specific natural settings in which to record his songs. Archer is emerging as a magic-realist, a dreamer and an idealist, a preacher and a damn fool; he is a “resistance songwriter” for Australia. 

Volume 1’s 11 original tracks will also be contextualised and framed by a small selection of spoken word pieces, and the album as a whole will be released on Wednesday 16 May.

To keep you satiated in the meantime, ‘Song for Kelowna (and everything)’ will be released as the only album single on Wednesday 9 May.

Archer is hitting the road on a tour of the New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Unlike most musicians, he includes nursing homes, hillsides, riverbanks, supermarket car parks and gutters in his lineup of scheduled and unscheduled performances. His shows are angled towards anyone who wants to listen. 

Watch the video for 'Land Land Land Land' below: 

Archer 2018 Australian Tour: 

Friday 18th May - OFF THE RAILS, Dunkeld Railway Station, Dunkeld (VIC), with BEN STARKIE (age 14)
Saturday 19th May - HORSHAM NURSING HOME, Horsham (VIC)
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May - PENOLA ARTS FESTIVAL, Penola (SA)
Sunday 20th May - PENOLA NURSING HOME, Penola (SA)
Friday 25th May - ST ANNES NURSIN HOME, Broken Hill (NSW)
Friday 25th May - THE OLD ROYAL, Broken Hill (NSW), with THE ALLNITE LONGERS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER
Saturday 26th May - THE GOLF CLUB, Wilcannia (NSW) with THE ALLNITE LONGERS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER
Saturday 2nd June - GIDGEE GUESTHOUSE, Bourke (NSW)
Friday 8th June - OLD BANK BAR, Dubbo (NSW) with SMITH & JONES
Friday 15th June - WESLEY ANNE NORTHCOTE, Melbourne (VIC) with SPECIAL GUESTS
Saturday 23rd June - RIVERBANK CONCERT, Lake Barmah (VIC) with SPECIAL GUESTS

Archer will drop his only album single, ‘Song for Kelowna (and everything)’, on Wednesday 9 May, followed by his fourth LP The Divine Church of the Open Sky, Volume 1 dropping on Wednesday 16 May on all streaming services.