"Like a meeting of Robyn and Talking Heads." Follow Brendan Maclean on Spotify to hear Stupid, House of Air and his critically acclaimed new album And The Boyfriends now: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bFb3qT35kK9wSeZZ7pwCj?si=jKZg2u3fSVqTRnlmDIr2HQ
Ayyy!!!! Cheers for coming out to help launch my first LP And The Boyfriends at The Gasometer Hotel. Much love to my friend and album producer Sarah Belkner for supporting and our Melbourne ultra special guests Cry Club. The band, the audience, Free Energy Device Studios's Richie on travelling sound and all the people that make wonderful shows like that happen. Gosh - I struggle to find the words to say how wonderful you all are. Hopefully you've had a chance to listen to the new record? Maybe once with your headphones and once on some huge speakers and maybe on some crappy laptop speakers - in order, out of order, in your own better order? I'm really happy it exists and I hope something on And The Boyfriends resonated with you. It's been a joy to share. *The next adventure is supporting John Grant at The Metro June 22. Bomb photos by the talented Seb Reivers.
Over the rainbow to announce I'm supporting a true hero of song: the magnificent John Grant. One of greatest lyricists on Earth (and throughout the galaxy) with a voice that will heal your tired soul. A delight to be his special guest at the Metro this June. Tickets will sell out so get on top of it Sydney!
And we're off to Melbourne. Having a croon on JoyFM radio this afternoon and getting set for the big band show at The Gaso on Thursday with Sarah Belkner and Cry Club. This has been Moleman Maclean in the morning. 👑 https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/188ef08d-01fb-4ebf-870e-1cce482ce2e5
Melbourne, this Thursday I'm playing The Gasometer with my dearest friend and producer Sarah Belkner and the greatest duo Australia has seen since Savage Garden, my babies Cry Club. Tix going quick sticks, cheaper online than on the door: https://gasometer.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/188ef08d-01fb-4ebf-870e-1cce482ce2e5
That was a beauty Sydney. Thanks so much to The Red Rattler Theatre for having us. Incredible sets from Lupa J and Sarah Belkner who'll be coming with me to Melbourne this Thursday. So stoked to have Cry Club as our special guests. Grab some tickets for The Gaso. https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/188ef08d-01fb-4ebf-870e-1cce482ce2e5
Friends in Sydney tomorrow I invite you to come and make our space yours as we play songs from my album And The Boyfriends. The Red Rattler Theatre is like a second home to many of us in the inner west, a place that respects it's audience and so I hope we as a group can respect The Rattler. Be here, be queer, be yourself, explore your idea of what you think a gig should be and beyond just my own show, come discover music you didn't know you were about to fall in love with. My band The Boyfriends sound wonderful, I'm bursting to show them off to you. Tickets will be available on the door, but they'll be more expensive. That's business. Doors at 8pm, don't be late!
This Saturday I'm playing songs from my new album with a full band of dear friends at The Red Rattler in Sydney. I'd love to see you there. https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/c186e06d-67ce-4065-b744-a839ece7193d
Dipping into the weekend with this lush remix of Tectonic by the amazing Kristian Nairn aka Hodor from Game of Thrones. https://soundcloud.com/brendanmaclean/tectonic-kristian-nairn-remix
Incredibly proud to have Sarah Belkner produce my first LP. An incredible musical force in her own right [joining me on the tour - which you should buy tickets too] perhaps her greatest gift to the record was asking me to put the songs before anything and everything else. Glad to see my friend getting due credit. "Producer, co-lyricist, keyboard player and on several tracks backing vocalist (as well as co-vocal on one outstanding song) is Sydney’s Sarah Belkner. Her influence on the recording is strong, it really seems as if Maclean, an openly proud gay man, and Belkner, married to the album’s recording engineer and mixer Richard Belkner are kindred spirits." Thank you 4ZZZ in particular Blair Martin for this considered write up for And The Boyfriends. xoxo
⭕️ And The Boyfriends by Jeff Andersen Jnr. https://open.spotify.com/album/5rjzfWYLvYxSTSr5klsMcg?si=fzkfykO0TWq67K_5dPgAaw
It's been lovely watching And The Boyfriends album unfurl with you all. The bops being found first obviously, slowly unravelling to the mid-tempo ballads and then the trickier tracks - each taking a moment in the spotlight and informing the next. Never experienced that before and it's a pleasure. Which song is resonating with you?
And The Boyfriends produced by Sarah Belkner. Out this Friday. https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/and-the-boyfriends/1441535566?app=itunes