Ahead of the release of his second studio album ‘Smooth Big Cat’ on Friday 12 July via BMG Australia, Dope Lemon aka Angus Stone has unveiled new track Salt & Pepper. Following his set at Splendour in the Grass, Dope Lemon will prowl onto the public stage with the mystical creature of leisure this August in a cloud of mischief and romance.
Salt & Pepper is a slinky stroll through the kaleidoscopic world of Dope Lemon. One of his favourite tracks on the album, Angus muses, ‘It’s a beers around the pool table at midnight tune. Blue moon music. It’s a song for when the eve is about to turn into something special. Kick back and let this one sail you into a good place my friends.”
Directed by award-winning cinematographer Stefan Jose, the video for Salt & Pepper captures Angus behind the wheel of a 1985 Cadillac Limousine as he takes a hazy ride through a psychedelic vortex.
Featuring first single Hey You, Smooth Big Cat was recorded over three months at Belafonte, the studio on his ranch. Angus played every instrument on the record, produced and mixed every song. The new LP is Dope Lemon squeezed to pure juice, distilled to a nectar fit for the gods, sweet on everyone’s lips. A record for wild hearted escapades and fuzzy, melty moments laying back on the rug. Album and tour pre-order bundles are now available at www.dopelemon.com.
It’s been two years since ‘Hounds Tooth,’ the last Dope Lemon EP, and a full three since Honey Bones, Angus’ instant-classic debut, which amassed over 100 million streams. The release saw Dope Lemon become not just a melting curio of artistic experimentation, but a fully-fledged cultural phenomenon.
Dope Lemon will perform this August at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Tivoli in Brisbane, Palais Theatre in Melbourne, HQ in Adelaide and Metropolis in Perth, followed by a 16-date UK and European tour.
DOPE LEMON – AUST/NZ HEADLINE TOUR
Tickets on sale now
Supported by triple j
Friday 2 August | Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Thursday 8 August | Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Friday 9 August | Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 15 August | HQ, Adelaide SA
Saturday 17 August | Metropolis, Perth WA
Thursday 22 August | Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
+ Performing Splendour in the Grass | Saturday 20 July, Byron Bay NSW
EUROPE + UK TOUR DATES
Friday 13 September | AB Box, Brussels BE
Saturday 14 September | Melkweg, Amsterdam NL
Sunday 15 September | Doornroosje, Nijmegen NL
Tuesday 17 September | Huxleys, Berlin DE
Wednesday 18 September | Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg DE
Friday 20 September | Live Music Hall, Cologne DE
Saturday 21 September | Muffathalle, Munich DE
Sunday 22 September | Plaza, Zurich CH
Monday 23 September | Pont Rouge, Monthey CH
Wednesday 25 September | Le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux FR
Thursday 26 September | Le 106, Rouen FR
Friday 27 September | Le Trianon, Paris FR
Saturday 28 September | Grand Mix, Tourcoing FR
Tuesday 1 October | Electric Brixton, London UK
Wednesday 2 October | Gorilla, Manchester UK
Thursday 3 October | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK