The new album from Isaac de Heer, Summer, will be released on May 8. It was crafted with the help of UK producer and friend Roger Mars and with local input from Melbourne producer Tony Dupe (Holly Throsby, Jack Ladder and Grand Salvo).
From dreamy songs about the end of the world, hip hop inspired ramblings about spaceships, charango laments, piano ballads about time’s residue, to music written for his late grandfathers poem Summer; songwriter Isaac has been on a creative joyride.
Singer-songwriter Isaac de Heer makes warm and expansive folk numbers. Influences range from lyrical prose, dreamy soundscapes, Michael Leunig, to the laneways and city scum of Melbourne.
Growing up disconnected from the power grid in Northern NSW, music was always magical for de Heer, consisting of Dylan, Bach, birds and one noisy generator. An interest grew from here to learning and playing a plethora of instruments in pursuit of capturing songs. This curiosity would later lead Isaac to seek inspiration through parts of Asia, India, South America and Europe. But things would always lead back to the home studio, recording songs between trams passing every 8 minutes outside the Lygon Street window in Brunswick.
He has supported some diverse artists including The Temper Trap, Luke Steele, Fink (UK), Josh Pyke and Jamie Hutchings. Putting music in film and television have also been avenues of interest, as well as running a music program at a special needs school in Coburg.
The album’s first single ‘Spaceships’ speaks of a grimy world out of touch with the everyday. Matched with a stunning video of drawings and animation, the track is otherworldly and playful. Click HERE to watch The Making of Summer and ‘Spaceships’.
Isaac de Heer will take Summer on the road throughout May and June, taking in Canberra, Central Coast, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne. See below for tour dates and details.
ISAAC DE HEER – THE SUMMER ALBUM TOUR
Thursday 15th May- Front Gallery, Canberra ACT
Friday 16th May- Yum Yum Eatery, Central Coast NSW
Saturday 17th May- Newsagency, Sydney NSW
Sunday 18th May- Green Room Lounge, Sydney NSW
Thursday 22nd May- The Junk Bar, Brisbane QLD
Friday 23rd May- The Treehouse, Byron Bay NSW
Sunday 25th May- Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 7th June- Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA
Sunday 8th June- Red Poles Winery, Adelaide SA