Former frontman of international touring act The Middle East, Jordan Ireland, is embarking on a tour and dropping by The Baroque Bar in Katoomba, with local support, Isobel Knight.
Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Location: The Baroque Bar @ The Carrington Hotel
Doors Open: 7:30 pm
Support Set w/ Isobel Knight: 8:30-9:15 pm
First Set: 9:30-10:15 pm
Second Set: 10:30-11:15 pm
Tickets: $25 – Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826
Jordan Ireland is a songwriter and composer from North Queensland. He has released music with The Middle East and Stolen Violin, and toured widely throughout Australia and internationally. The Purple Orchestra is a loose dream folk collective, drifting easily into chamber pop, spiritual jazz and kaleidoscopic hymnody.
Their eponymous debut was released in 2017 through Spunk Records. The album came as the result of two years spent recording in Melbourne. The process saw Ireland methodically build layer upon layer of intricate detail, each piece still founded on his deftly endearing songwriting. The result is nine enchanting, densely airy songs. Each piece, a different weave of drifting strings, African echoes, arhythmic strumming, the warm tolling of the hammer dulcimer, the deep creaky breaths of the pedal organ, muted piano and flute, and distant female voices constantly drifting in and out. It is a deep, considered cacophony which sees Ireland’s muffled voice rarely come to the fore. It truly is a different album on every listen.
‘…more akin to dappled shade than sound ‘- The Guardian *The Purple Orchestra has a magic all of it’s own…10/10*. – God is in the TV
“The pastoral psychedelia of early Pink Floyd or the gently soaring vocals of Kishi Bashi are fair comparisons, though Ireland’s songs are hazier and more diaphanous.” – Kate Hennessy, The Guardian