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ROBERT FORSTER Taking the inferno west


One of Australia’s most critically-acclaimed and successful singer-songwriters, Robert Forster, has announced a date at Mojos Bar on Thursday, September 26 in support of his first solo album in four years, Inferno. Forster is a legend of Australian music, who as co-founder of The Go-Betweens with the late Grant McLennan, fused the spirit of late 1970s punk with the experiences of growing up in suburban Brisbane to develop a uniquely Australian sounding indie-rock that found eager fan-bases at home and across the world.

Inferno was made in Berlin in 2018, during the hottest German summer in decades. Noted producer and engineer Victor Van Vugt (P J Harvey Stories of the City, Stories from the Sea), recorded the album; the first time he and Forster had worked together since he engineered Forster’s debut solo album classic Danger In The Past in Berlin in 1990. In our review of Inferno earlier this year, we said Forster created a beautiful balance on the album, by “sticking to his songwriting strengths while still creating tracks that are creatively fresh and inspired.”

In an interview with X-Press in March, Forster talked about the making of the album, his penchant for writing pop songs and the legacy of The Go-Betweens’ music.

Robert Forster plays Mojos Bar on Thursday, September 26. Tickets are on sale now from Cool Perth Nights.

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