Having announced the release of 3 separate EP’s leading to an album ‘Sunset Suburbia’, Diesel will hit the road in 2020 to showcase new songs from the EP along with playing all his classic hits spanning a multi-platinum career. Sunset Suburbia Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 follows last year’s Top 20 retrospective Diesel 30: a double-CD which featured 14 Top 40 hits, including ‘Tip Of My Tongue’, ‘Come To Me’ and ‘Soul Revival’. The third Sunset Suburbia EP is currently under construction. An album featuring yet more new songs is due mid-2020.
Diesel says: “Suburbia has always held a strange fascination for me. I remember designer cul de sacs strewn with shotgun shells in Chandler Arizona; little vignettes of skateboarding around closed service stations on weekends in Perth; some guy in the hot tub in his backyard where I’m riding my bike over the rail overpass in Sydney. I love going into where people live — the sights, the smells, the little repetitive things that make their world. It’s kind of a bittersweet thing but it’s the stuff of life and it has a way of making songs.”
And after more than 30 years of recording, Mark Lizotte — aka Diesel — has found a more direct route from inspiration to revelation. He adds: “I’ve really enjoyed doing it this way as it elongates the recording process, allowing for each EP to take on a uniqueness. I’ve always been a bit bummed when getting to the end of making a record and this in a way delays gratification, making 3 ‘mini albums’ on the way to an LP”. Book early to avoid disappointment!