You Am I are hitting The Night Cat to launch their new album
04.05.2021

You Am I are hitting The Night Cat to launch their new album

Words by Tom Parker

Giving The Lives of Others the welcome it deserves!

Aussie rock kings You Am I have announced some shows at The Night Cat to celebrate their new album, The Lives of Others, set for release on Friday May 14 via Virgin Music. The band will hit the venue for an early and late gig on Thursday May 20.

What you need to know

  • You Am I have just announced a pair of shows at The Night Cat to celebrate their new album
  • The band will hit the venue on Thursday May 20 for an early and late gig
  • Their new album, The Lives of Others, will be released on Friday May 14 via Virgin Music

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The pair of shows are part of an Australian tour You Am I are set to embark on, where they’ll venture from Brisbane to Sydney, through Melbourne, before making their way up to Newcastle and back to Chatswood in Sydney.

The Lives of Others is set to be the seminal outfit’s 11th studio album, which lead singer Tim Rogers says emerged quite impulsively following a fishing adventure.

“I was going fishing in the morning, staying in a cheap hotel, and all these folk songs came out, for no reason really but as wordplay,” Rogers says of the album.

Rogers had been having doubts about his music, not sure if another You Am I record would emerge, before fellow local music legend Tex Perkins chimed with his support.

“I got a job bar tending. I didn’t tell the guys about it but I couldn’t envisage us making a record together again. I couldn’t get out of the funk I was in. Then I talked to Tex Perkins about it and he is wonderful about cutting through my over-dramatic stuff.”

Perkins suggested to not play for six months… then COVID happened and the rest is history.

Check out the lead single of The Lives of Others, ‘The Waterboy’, below.

You Am I come to The Night Cat on Thursday May 20 for an early and late show. Grab tickets here