Peter Garrett drops a new single with the accompanying video today called ‘Permaglow’ – it’s a trenchant rallying cry for screenagers ‘wasting away in paradise’. “George Orwell was right, we had to wait a bit longer” proclaims Garrett as the singular guitar of Midnight Oil’s Martin Rostsey slashes across the anthemic rock track.
‘Permaglow’ is the lead single from Peter’s March 15 release The True North which featured on most critics’ lists of 2024’s Most Anticipated Albums. Recorded with his band The Alter Egos – the new songs are already getting some live airings with appearances at Victoria’s Riverboats Festival and a special Waitangi Day performance in New Zealand over the coming weeks.
Says Peter: “When walking late at night you often see a single light blinking out of apartment blocks and houses. People watching a screen by themselves, maybe lonely, and it was this scene I was trying to tune into with ‘Permaglow’. There’s a massive contradiction between the cult of the successful individual celebrated in the media and the reality many people face. Community should prevail over Marvel heroes every time.”
Peter’s March theatre tour will then see him and his band showcasing their new work alongside some Oils classics and tickets are on sale now (see full list below). The tour kicks off in Newcastle on March 12 before looping around most Australian capital cities for some intimate shows, then ending with a bang at Bluesfest in Byron Bay.
Special guests in Newcastle and Sydney will be NSW indie band, Raintalker. Joining Peter on all other dates except Perth will be one of his favourite singer/songwriters – the ARIA Award nominated, Olympia.
To hear ‘Permaglow’ and pre-order The True North click HERE
For full dates and ticket information please see below:
Tuesday 6 February – Waitangi @ Waititi Concert on Marae, Auckland
Saturday 17 February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca
Tuesday 12 March – Newcastle Civic Hall, Newcastle
Thursday 14 March – Canberra Theatre, Canberra
Friday 15 March – The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Wed 20 Mar – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Thursday 21 March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
Friday 22 March – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Saturday 23 March – Regal Theatre, Perth
Thursday 28 March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
Saturday 30 March – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sunday 31 March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay
CLICK HERE for tickets