Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders is one of those ‘things’ that just creeps up and bites you. It’s an a-ha moment. That’s what happened to us when we first heard him. He’s been around for a long while, but in the US, probably was hard to be aware of him. The Australian native is as captivating with his baritone voice and weird writing antics, as any other.
And that’s why we dig his body of work.
This time, as any other time, he brings that ‘weirdness’ to another single ‘Susan’. This video is inspired by the 80’s infomercials for psychic ‘over the phone’ palm readings. Looking for answers, but just becoming lost in a virtual haze and illusion.
“The video exists in a world where people are looking for answers through a television set”, she continues. “They hear a voice supposedly calling to them from the other side. These infomercials are a truly fascinating reflection on our constant desire to find the answers. They are combination of over-the-top melodrama mixed with real people trying to better themselves.”
His new album ‘Blue Poles’ (available now) is his fifth album. The songs are as thoughtful and surreal as can be. Ladder’s voice builds pyramids. Then proceeds to undercut the norms, brick by brick.
Tour w/ The Killers and Alex Cameron
5/4-5/6: Melbourne, AU @ Hisense Arena
5/8: Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre
Blue Poles Australian Tour
5/18: Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
5/19: Brisbane, AU @ Brightside
5/25: Sydney, AU @ The Factory Theatre