A Visit To The Zoo

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We're happy to say we'll be back in Brisbane on Friday, Oct. 6th to play The Zoo, in celebration of their 25th birthday. Special guests for the evening are Shifting Sands and our very own J.P. Shilo. Tickets here.

We had a fine time at the Bearded Lady earlier this year - hopefully our hotel will stuff up our accommodation again and we'll end up in the penthouse like before. The lifestyle seemed to particularly agree with Evil G. Lee.

Hope you can make it.

Flying Saucer Club - Saturday, August 19th

After launching our new album to SELL-OUT SHOWS around the country, we’re looking forward to coming back to Melbourne to play the FLYING SAUCER CLUB, ELSTERNWICK on AUGUST 19th. Special guests for the evening are Sydney based folk-noir duo JEP & DEP. We'll be playing selections from the new album as well as the best of our back catalogue. Who knows, we might even take a request or two. A night of HIGH DRAMA, MOODY ROMANCE and EPIC SOUNDTRACKS is all but guaranteed. Hope to see you there. Tickets here.

THE LOLLY SHOP

Limited stock of both the ‘Close Your Eyes and See’ 12” vinyl album (autographed by the band) and the ‘Lover or the Loved’ CD EP (with its 3 exclusive tracks) available now from our online shop, along with an array of top-shelf singles, EPs and albums. Take a look here.

Last Stop Adelaide

All manner of great things have been happening in Susie-land of late. What with a national tour,  sold out shows in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, a vinyl launch and numerous radio appearances and interviews, it’s been hectic for sure. We have just two shows left in Adelaide to close out our tour before returning to Melbourne for our debut show at the Flying Saucer Club in Elsternwick in August. Read on for the details...

ADELAIDE

We’ll be in Adelaide to launch our new album, Close Your Eyes and See at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on Saturday 29th July and Sunday 30th July. Playing selections from the new record as well as the best of our back catalogue, we’re promising a night of moody romance, dreamy soundscapes and high drama. Special guests for the Saturday are The Yearlings. Whilst on the Sunday we get the chance to stretch out a little with a special kid-friendly two set matinee show (kids under 12 admitted free).

Sat 29 July - The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide  TICKETS
Sun 30 July (matinee) - The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide  TICKETS

FLYING SAUCER CLUB

After winding up the tour, we’ll be returning to Melbourne for our debut performance at the Flying Saucer Club on Saturday 19th August with guests, folk-noir duo, Jep & Dep (Sydney).  They wowed us a few years back when they guested at our Xmas shows and we’re chuffed to have them on the bill again. Seating, dining and standing, drinking options available.

Sat 19 August - Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne  TICKETS

THE LEMONADE STAND

Plenty of CDs, vinyl, snow domes and other mementos available now from our online shop.

Two Nights with a Bearded Lady

We bring news of a brief liaison with a Bearded Lady plus a vinyl launch and a date with Vincent Van Gogh.

BRISBANE, JUNE 9 & 10

This weekend we travel to BRISBANE for two shows at THE BEARDED LADY on FRIDAY JUNE 9 and SAT JUNE 10. We’’ll be playing songs from our new album, CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE, plus the best of our back catalogue. 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 atmospheric improvisations of JIVE CANYON.

Either way, come help us launch the album. It’s been getting embarrassingly good reviews from critics and fans alike and the live shows have been just as warmly received, with SELL-OUT SHOWS around the country. We’ll have VINYL, CDs, BOOKS and more available from the souvenir stand too.  

Hope to see you there.

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

"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

"A masterful comeback...these songs slow the pulse and nourish the soul" **** 4 stars
Doug Wallen - Rolling Stone Australia

"This slow burner of glorious post-punk pop earns the love over time" **** 4 1/2 stars
Chris Lambie - The Age

VINYL LAUNCH, MELBOURNE, JUNE 18

We'll be launching the vinyl edition of our new album with an acoustic in-store performance at Greville Records, Melbourne on Sunday, June 18 at 4pm. Signed limited edition hand-numbererd vinyl available on the day or (signed on request) from our online shop.

NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS, MELBOURNE, JUNE 23

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

Doors open 6pm. Susans from 8.30pm in the Great Hall. (NGV Friday Nights tickets include entry to the Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition.)

Fri 23 June - NGV Friday Nights, Melbourne  TICKETS

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!

Perth

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

Brisbane

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

Vinyl

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. 

NSW

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

WA

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.

VINYL RELEASE AND LAUNCH

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.

MELBOURNE ALBUM LAUNCH

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.

WELCOME BACK, 'EVIL'

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’.

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE

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

Susie X