All About Jack Carty’s New Album ’Home State’ & National Tour
Many things are born of new marriages. Matching linen, tiny humans and for Australian troubadour Jack Carty, a new album Home State due for worldwide release on Friday 5 August.
Home State was performed, recorded and produced by Carty over the past year in his little apartment in Brisbane’s Red Hill, in pockets of time between his upstairs neighbours’ tap-dancing and his new wife Natasha’s Netflix addiction.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
My name is Jack Carty and I am a musician. I was born in Melbourne, raised in Bellingen NSW and now I kind-of run about all over the place playing songs.
What does a typical day on tour look like?
I’m not really sure there is any such thing as a “typical day on tour” and I think that’s one of the things I love about touring. Every day seems to involve some combination of coffee, flying/driving and a show though. Plus a lot of laughter, and sleeping when you can.
You recorded the vast majority of your new album ‘Home State’ yourself in the living room of your apartment – how did this come about?
I got married in September last year and decided that following that I would take 6 months off regular touring. It took me a little while to get into the swing of home life, but once I did I bloody loved it. I just started working on demos of songs I had been writing one day and bit-by-bit I realised that I could make a whole album that way. It happened really organically. It felt at times like the universe was conspiring to help me finish it.
Other than music, what inspires you to create?
Travelling is a big one – the tension between wanderlust and the urge for some sort of stability. Ever since I was a little kid I had dreams of travelling as far and wide as I could. I love how all your senses feel heightened in a new place you’ve never been before – things that might get taken for granted in a familiar environment can be given new significance.
‘Home State’ will be released on August 5 and I’m on a national tour with Josh Pyke at the moment – there are still three weeks to go on that. I’ll start my own national album tour the week after I finish with Josh and we’ll head to capital cities across Australia and New Zealand from August 19 to September 11. After that I’m heading to the U.K for more touring over there.
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