Spacey Jane fired up for tour

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Fremantle Indi band Spacey Jane have announced a national tour with a free gig at Settlers tavern on July 12
Camera IconFremantle Indi band Spacey Jane have announced a national tour with a free gig at Settlers tavern on July 12 Credit: Supplied

Fremantle indie rockers Spacey Jane have announced a national tour beginning at the Prince of Whales in Bunbury on July 11 and Settlers Tavern in Margaret River on Friday, July 12.

The band have grown from free shows at the Fremantle Arts Centre to selling out shows across Australia in less than two years.

Their first headline tour of Australia includes the Rosemount Hotel Perth, Low 302 in Sydney, The Foundry in Brisbane, The Old Bar in Fitzroy and Wrangler Studios also in Melbourne.

Lead singer Caleb Harper said it was the most extensive run of shows in their young career.

“We’re trying to spend a good amount of time in the places we’re touring, hit all the capital cities and make sure we give back to the fans that come along. We’ve just had to add a second Brisbane show at the Foundry because the first sold out and that happened last time we were there too,” he said.

“We seem to have developed a good following in Brissy, we’re really focused on that consistent steady growth and building our brand, hopefully people will continue to connect with us.”

Hit single Feeding the Family has more than one million streams of Spotify alone with a mesmerising introductory riff written by lead guitarist Ashton Le Cornu.

“I remember being so blown away by how Ashton wrote that he just came up with it on the spot, almost simultaneously, it was amazing,” Harper said.

Cold Feet is a stirringly emotive song that addresses the struggle for control in a relationship that is slowly drifting apart.

“A lot of stuff I write is like random phases coming together and I like how it sounds in my head but there’s a bit of gibberish if I’m being honest. That song is about an ex-lover who was moving back to her home country and I was worried she wouldn’t return to Australia,” Harper said.

“If someone is homesick and wants to be with their family, you can never begrudge them for that. Love is about looking after the people that you care about no matter how it makes you feel.”

The theatricality of their live performance is something the band is constantly working on with the Settlers and Prince of Whales shows expected to drum up a similar large following of young indie rock fans. “It’s really just about playing a great show, wherever we go, we want to create that same relaxed and fun vibe and show our appreciation for the crowd,” he said.

“It’s going to be great to come down to Margs, we love Margaret River and can’t wait to make it down.”

The young and ambitious band are working on a debut album due in the New Year with a new single, Sleeping Rough, expected to be released in August.

“When I’m not working I’m buried in my room, recording, it’s really exciting,” Harper said.

Tickets for the Prince of Whales show are $17.50 and the Settlers Tavern show is free.

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