Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. With Kitty & Frank, Thorne traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit & bushranger Frank Gardiner. In the 1860’s Gold Fever came to Wheogo NSW and like Deadwood, it didn’t end well. Inhabiting a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Ariel, via Grimes and Alice Coltrane, Kitty & Frank spans a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia's finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude.
Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album's release – and for the Canberra show she'll be joined by stellar bandmates Hamish Stuart (drums) Alice Williams (bass & harmonies) and Chris Abrahams (synthesiser).
“Thorne conjures a simple narrative flow that, like a Raymond Carver story, transforms everyday life into high art” – Canberra Times