Singer-songwriter Gus Rigby is back with his second solo album and a new podcast

Singer-songwriter Gus Rigby is back with his second solo album and a new podcast

He’ll explore his freshly released LP track-by-track with his recently-launched podcast.

After spending almost two decades playing in other people’s projects, including Big Scary, #1 Dads, FOOLS and Dick Diver, Gus Rigby has delivered his second solo album.

Following on from his 2013 solo debut No Bread After Breakfast, Rigby’s new record Patience is yet another stunning exhibition of his thoughtful, open-book style of songwriting.

Recorded in producer Nick Huggins’ (Dirty Three, The Harpoons) home studio in Point Lonsdale across two sessions, the album is very much a product of its environment.

Captured using vintage microphones and tape machines, Patience is an intimate collection of acoustic tracks whose power lies in the subtleties of Rigby’s playing and lyrics.

To complement the album and give more insight to his songwriting process, Rigby has also launched a tell-all podcast titled The Long Sleeve Pod which will explore the album track-by-track, uncovering the people and places which inspired each song.

Not only will the podcast expand on his lyrics and the meaning behind the tracks that appear on Patience, but he’ll also be interviewing musicians he’s worked with as well as friends, family and ex-partners who have inspired his music.

Patience is out now on Bandcamp and you can listen to the first episode of The Long Sleeve Pod here. For more from Gus Rigby, visit his website

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