Blues and roots bloomer Jack Biilman is making waves across the country, currently riding a mammoth national tour off the back of the release of his latest single ‘The Hills Have Eyes’.
For some, the Canberra-based crooner bears similarity to Matt Corby, but that’s not to say he doesn’t bring a mixed bag of his own bespoke sound. His soulful single ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ spun a soothing antidote to my initial PTSD flashbacks from the 2006 slasher flick by which it shares its name.
The track boasts a John Butler Trio-esque acoustic journey with a toe-tapping percussive beat driving Jack’s bluesy vocals. His 2017 record Streams is chock full of his signature tenacious plucking, whilst retaining a lax, easy listening vibe. The titular track ‘Streams’ merges Jack’s rusty vocals with the bluesy lilt of unearthed artist Ashleigh Mannix. I’d also recommend giving ‘Own Worst Enemy’ a whirl while you’re there.
Almost halfway through his current national tour, JB has just played a run of shows down the East Coast – including a set at Cupitts Winery in Ulladulla over the weekend. No stranger to the touring life, Jack has previously shared stages with the likes of Tash Sultana and Bootleg Rascal.
Wollongongians, keep your ears pricked for Biilman’s upcoming gig at Rad Bar on August 18th, with support from Erin McMahon, Liam Wright and Jack Moon. Get your acoustic-loving mits on tix through Moshtix.
Have a squiz at the cheeky vid for ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ below, and give us a holla – I’m curious to hear what you think!
Can’t make it to Rad? No worries, folks – Jack is playing at a handful (or three) more venues on the following dates:
July 7th The Wesley Anne Melbourne
with Pat Tierney
July 19th Jindabyne Brewery Jindabyne
July 20th The Alpine Cooma
July 21st The Abbey Canberra
July 26th & 27th The Eiger Perisher
August 4th The Vic Wagga Wagga
August 5th The Bended Elbow Albury
August 10th The Captain Cook Hotel Sydney
with Erin McMahon
August 12th Hamilton Station Newcastle
August 18th Rad Bar Wollongong
with Erin McMahon, Liam Wright, Jack Moon