After nearly 15 years, Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett will be performing songs from his first ever solo album “A Version of Now” with his band The Alter Egos. It takes the listener on a candid remembrance trail; the tone both stridently distinctive and unexpectedly tender, as one of the greatest frontmen in Australian rock reflects on his motives, his losses and gains and finds his resolve – surprise — utterly unbowed.
This is Peter Garrett as you've never heard him. Songs of love, songs of home and sweet memories chafe against songs of relentless resistance with, as ever, a steely eye on a better future.
PETER GARRETT reveals video for ‘It Still Matters’
Directed by Paul Elliott from Light Corporation, the video is part composition of daily life and part performance, with Garrett straddling his guitar whilst delivering a passionate, spoken word vocal. As a pungent, evocative reflection on the world around us 'It Still Matters' should attract plenty of interest from viewers.
Peter Garrett’s solo album ‘A Version of Now’ made its debut on the national ARIA album charts at number 3 as he and his touring band The Alter Egos wrapped up the west coast leg of their national tour. Here’s what the critics are saying about the album and tour:
“A triumphant return to the stage” The Music
**** Rolling Stone
**** The Australian
“Aussie anthems with ripper, real words ringing in your ears” Stack Mag
**** The Music
**** Herald Sun
**** “A remarkable comeback gig” West Australian