WA and QLD Album Launches

We’re heading to WA and QLD soon to launch the new album….plus the vinyl is finally ready and it looks amazing!


Tickets are selling fast for our Mojo’s show in Fremantle this Friday May 26, so you may wanna get your skates on soon if you’re intending to join us - or maybe you’re thinking of getting along to Badlands Bar in Northbridge this Saturday May 27 instead. Either way, come help us launch our new album – it’s been getting embarrassingly good reviews from critics and fans alike and the live shows have been just as warmly received.  Special guests for both nights are Perth indie legends, The Holy Rollers, reformed just for this occasion. We’ll have vinyl, CDs, books and more available from the merch desk too.  

Fri 26 May – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle  TICKETS
Sat 27 May – Badlands Bar, Perth  TICKETS


Not long now until we’re back in Brisbane to play two shows at The Bearded Lady on Friday June 9 and Sat June 10.  Special guests on the Friday are The Stress of Leisure, self described 'Sub-Tropical Post Punk Pop crossed with Art School Brisbane Indie.’ Whilst on Saturday night we’re pleased to be joined by the free jazzy excursions of Jive Canyon. 

Fri 9 June - The Bearded Lady, Brisbane  TICKETS
Sat 10 June - The Bearded Lady, Brisbane  TICKETS


The vinyl has arrived and it’s beautiful. We’ll be sending out the preorders over the next week, so keep an eye on that letterbox of yours. Or if you’d like to take the plunge, order now from our online shop or grab one at the shows – but seriously, only while very limited stocks last. 

Susie X

NSW, WA, Vincent and Vinyl

Our album tour continues with launches in NSW and WA in May, plus a special after-hours performance at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne in June. 


Tickets are selling fast to the Saturday show at Leadbelly, Sydney on the 20th May. Get in quick or you just might miss out. Should that happen, we'd love to see you at the Sunday matinee show.

Supports for both performances are the wonderful Peter Milton Walsh & Amanda Brown (from The Apartments). Looking forward to playing Lizotte’s Newcastle again too on Friday, 19th May. Great room for casting spells – which is exactly what J.P. Shilo will be doing in a special solo set before The Susans take the stage. 

Fri 19 May – Lizotte’s, Lambton Newcastle NSW  TICKETS
Sat 20 May – Leadbelly, Newtown Sydney  TICKETS
Sun 21 May - Leadbelly, Newtown Sydney  TICKETS


We’re going back to where it all began - some 28 years ago!

Great to be playing Perth again in May, especially now The Holy Rollers will be reforming to support us at Mojo's May 26th and Badlands May 27th. Long time fans of Perth music will fondly remember Greg Dear’s indie legends and their song Above The Law, amongst others. Susans’ fans get this exclusive opportunity to see The Rollers in their first performances since they played a few songs at Perth’s SOTA festival in 2014. 

Fri 26 May – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle  TICKETS
Sat 27 May – Badlands Bar, Perth  TICKETS

NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS Melbourne VIC (June 23)

Join The Blackeyed Susans at the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Van Gogh and the Seasons, for a special after-hours performance at NGV Friday Nights on June 23rd.

See the exhibition, then enjoy a bite to eat in the company of a string quartet, before wrapping up the evening  with a live performance by The Blackeyed Susans in the Great Hall.

Doors open 6pm. The Blackeyed Susans from 8:30pm. (NGV Friday Nights tickets include exhibition entry to Van Gogh and the Seasons.)

More info & tix HERE.


We’re on track for a mid-to-late May release of the vinyl edition of Close Your Eyes and See and to celebrate we’ll be launching it with an in-store performance at Greville Records, Prahran Melbourne on Sunday, June 18th at 4pm. Pre-orders for the limited edition, hand numbered vinyl album still available, along with CDs and other curiosities from our online shop.

Hope to see you soon

Susie X

We Have Lift-Off

We're kicking off our national tour this weekend with a show at the Republic Bar, Hobart, Saturday 1st April with special guest, J.P. Shilo, playing a solo set of underwater sounds before us. Then we’ll be back in Melbourne next weekend to play the Corner Hotel before heading off around the country in the weeks and months to come. Hope to see you passing through.


Saturday April 8, Corner Hotel, Richmond

We’re launching  our new album, CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE at the Corner Hotel on Saturday 8th April with special guests The Spoils play The Velvet Underground & Nico and Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats. Please join us for a night of moody romance and dreamy soundscapes as we play selections from the new record as well as the best of our back catalogue. Get there early to secure a table and enjoy the show cabaret-style. There’s good food and beverages available at The Corner’s rooftop bar beforehand or take your pick of Swan Street’s many culinary temptations. Call the sitter, book an uber and make, what promises to be, a great night of it.


Rob Snarski and 'Evil' Graham Lee back in the days of The Bottomless Schooners of Old circa '88-89. Now some decades later Graham rejoins The Blackeyed Susans for our new album CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE - and he’s one of the reasons it sounds so good. Welcome back, ‘Evil’.


New album available now in digital download, digipack CD and vinyl pre-order:

Susie X

On The Road Again

It’s been a busy time in the land of Susan: First a new single, then a new album and now our first national tour since 2009 is about to get underway! We have much news to share with you…

Close Your Eyes and See

The new album has been receiving glowing reviews around the country. 4**** and counting ... sonically, it’s the most beautiful work we've produced yet with sweeping pedal steel and seductive rhythms combining with our honey-voiced singer and song-writing smarts ... bruised optimism, splinters of resignation ... the world is far too beautiful, far too cruel to make sense of, we do our best to float through it, relatively unscathed. This is one for the dreamers and the lovers.

CDs, digital downloads and pre-orders for vinyl available now:

Album Launches

We’re touring the country over the next few months to launch the new album, playing selections from the new record as well as the best of our back catalogue. To get ready well, naturally, we’ve been rehearsing and the new songs are sounding grand. Check out this video of us playing Not Quite The Same at Bakehouse Studios recently.

Saturday 8th April – Corner Hotel Richmond, Melbourne

With special guests The Spoils play The Velvet Underground & Nico and Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats.

What a golden bill we have for you - majestic in fact.

Everyone's favourite album of all time - The Velvet Underground & Nico - re-interpreted in full by The Spoils, plus the tallest man on the planet to ever swing a guitar - Skyscraper Stan, and his his band The Commission Flats. Both join us for a luscious night of song. You gotta come along, there's no excuses. We've even made it more comfortable for y'all with tables and chairs in a cabaret style for those with weary limbs. First in best dressed, grab a table, pour a drink and leave the rest to us.

But before that…

Saturday 1st April – Republic Bar, Hobart

We’re starting our tour in Hobart! It’s been too long since we played in Taz – scene of the infamous hire car incident many years ago. We’d love to see you at the Republic Bar on Saturday 1st April. Get there early as J.P. Shilo will be opening the evening with a special solo set of underwater sounds and songs.

Plus lots more dates to come here.

Love Susie X

The Corner Hotel, April 8

The Spoils play The Velvet Underground & Nico added to the bill for our Corner Hotel launch on April 8th!


50 years since its release, The Velvet Underground's debut album remains one of the greatest, and most influential, of all time. Truth be known, we Susans have spent a fair bit of time with the album ourselves (though somewhat controversially The Velvet's third is probably our favourite).

The Spoils celebrated tribute to the album sold out last time it was staged in Melbourne, with the many subsequent rave reviews adding salt to the wounds of those who missed out. We're chuffed this exclusive support slot will give Susans' fans a chance to see the show.

The Spoils play The Velvet Underground & Nico join Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats to complete a killer line-up for our Corner Hotel show.

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First Supports Announced

We’re very happy to announce the first of our special guests for the forthcoming album launch shows:

Republic Bar, Hobart Tasmania Sat April 1st

 J.P. Shilo plays a special solo set as support to our Tassie album launch at the Republic bar on April Fool's Day. 

Here's a little taste of what you can expect:

Corner Hotel, Melbourne Victoria Sat April 8th

Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats join us at our Corner Hotel album launch show in Melbourne on April 8th. If you're not familiar with Stan and his marvelous band check out this very charming song and video. More special guests announced soon.

It’s Out Today!

Our new album, Close Your Eyes and See, is released today and to celebrate we’ve got a brand new video for you, more tour date news, a vinyl pre-order offer and maybe even more...

Use it as a shield in the defense of beauty, a salve, a sop, a libation…in digital download or deluxe double-gatefold digipack formats from our Bandcamp shop.

"A strong and eclectic batch of atmospheric noir." **** 4 stars
Steve Bell - The Music

“Late night music for lovers”
Jeff Jenkins - Stack Magazine

“Close Your Eyes and See is the assured work of a confident and inspired band still at the top of their game” 8/10
Graham Blackley - Beat Magazine



You’ve asked and we’ve listened. Now available for pre-order in high quality 180 gm vinyl with full colour sleeve and insert. Includes digital download of the album plus a bonus code for three additional tracks. Hand-numbered release of 300 copies.



Step in to the strange and wondrous world of The Blackeyed Susans as imagined by filmmaker and photographer Lyndelle Spruyt of LJ Spruyt Photography. Make up by Dana Leviston. Song written by JP Shilo, Rob Snarski and Phil Kakulas. Produced by Dan Luscombe. Performed by The Blackeyed Susans.



New dates added in Brisbane and Adelaide. Tassie, see you soon:

Buy tickets to the shows here.



Tea towels, CDs, ticket bundles and special offers available at our Bandcamp shop.

Susie X

Close Your Eyes and See

The Album  

So…it is with much pleasure and just a little pride that we present to you our new album, Close Your Eyes and See, released March 3rd and available for pre-order from today as a digital download or deluxe double-gatefold digipack CD from our Bandcamp shop.

Those of you keeping count will have noticed it’s been over a decade since we released an album of new material. We hope it's been worth the wait and that you enjoy the dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and otherworldly rockers we’ve spent the last few years creating. 
Producer Dan Luscombe has done an ace job creating atmospheric soundscapes out of long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards. The results, we think, are lush, beautiful and mysterious. 
Close Your Eyes and See is our response to the often wonderful and sometimes woeful world we live in - an appeal to keep your dreams alive, even when it feels as if you’re living in a nightmare. If the outside world poses difficult questions, well the answers may just lie within. 
But don’t take our word for it. Close your eyes and see.
Susie X

PS: You can listen to the opening track, Dream On, right now. Yours to download immediately on pre-order of the album.

The Tour

Hope to see you passing through:
Sat 1 April | Republic Bar, Hobart TAS | Tickets
Sat 8 April | Corner Hotel, Richmond Melbourne VIC | Tickets
Fri 19 May | Lizotte's, Lambton Newcastle NSW | Tickets
Sat 20 May | Leadbelly, Newtown Sydney NSW | Tickets
Sun 21 May (matinee) | Leadbelly, Newtown Sydney NSW | Tickets
Fri 26 May | Mojo's Bar, Fremantle WA | Tickets
Sat 27 May | Badlands Bar, Perth WA | Tickets
Tickets on sale now, with more dates and states coming later in the year. 

The Book

A reminder that Rob's book is now available - you can order your signed copy here.