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.

Lover Or The Loved

Well, they say good things come to those who wait and haven’t you been waiting a while! But we have news for you! Lots of news! Read on, read on…



The Blackeyed Susans announce the release of their new single 'Lover or the Loved' on Friday 2 December. The new single will be official launched at their annual Christmas shows on Friday 16 December at the Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh (joined by The Thin White Ukes) and Saturday 17 December at Spotted Mallard, Brunswick (with Special Guest Angie Hart). They also play a family friendly matinee show on Sunday 18 December at Spotted Mallard, (again joined by The Thin White Ukes).

'Lover or the Loved' is the first release from The Blackeyed Susans long awaited new album 'Close Your Eyes and See', out in 2017. Against a backdrop of pulsating rhythms and curling guitar lines, the song explores the dynamics of love. It's classic Susans, with Rob Snarski crooning his way through a Phil Kakulas lyric that asks more questions than it answers:

Are you the lover or the loved?
Are you the one below or the one above?
Are you the one who loves too much or not enough?
Are you the lover or the loved?

We all want to be loved, right? Well, The Susans aren't so sure. Engulfed by a starless sky and imbued with an existential ache, Lover or the Loved builds towards a somewhat surprising and compelling conclusion. We can't wait for the album.

Amidst the tinsel and the Christmas lights, The Susans will play sneak previews from the forthcoming album, as well as the best of their back catalogue and some choice Christmas classics too. Come and celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus in style with The Blackeyed Susans this December!

Friday 16 December - Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh
+ Special Guests The Thin White Ukes

Saturday 17 December - Spotted Mallard, Brunswick
+ Special Guest Angie Hart

Sunday 18 December (3pm matinee) - Spotted Mallard, Brunswick
+ Special Guests The Thin White Ukes

Susie X