Mary Webb recently released her new single Gecko Fingers which is totally captivating. The song is
a stirring ode to the relationship shared between sisters, and the video (above) is mesmerising and somewhat eerie, directed by Aaron Schuppan (West Thebarton, Nakatomi). Gecko Fingers is the first taste of Mary’s new album Love Like Planets, a spectacular body of work that explores the complexities of modern relationships and personal rediscovery. Mary's voice is full of emotion and the album is truly beautiful. Mary will be taking the new album on the road from mid January through to March, kicking off at the Exeter Hotel in Adelaide, then continuing through SA to Sydney, Melbourne and finishing up in Newcastle on May 4.
Gecko Fingers unfolds delicately, inching closer to the listener as each second passes. The subtle guitar, languid percussion and Mary’s sweet, assured vocal evoke influences such as Nick Cave and Julien Baker, yet the idyllic atmos is without comparison. Gecko Fingers speaks of sisters, and the tenacious bond they share. Reflecting on the theme of the song, Mary says, “Growing up with 7 years between my sister and I in age, we had a lot of love for each other but there was also a lot of anger and conflict. As adults we are very close, and have come to a calm understanding of each other. I have reflected a lot on how we managed to transform our relationship. It is a fun song to play and sing, and it’s also really satisfying because so many people relate to it. It’s also a positive reminder to me of the bond we have.”
Recorded in the US, Mary’s new album Love Like Planets is nothing short of a triumph. Her quiet intensity is bound to entrance and inspire – and this is a record that is to be heard and understood from start to finish, as a body of work, in order to be properly absorbed. After years of hard work writing and recording demos, Mary and her producer Mike Kirkham travelled to Montana, USA to record Love Like Planets, and the result is mesmerizing. Mary reveals a little more about the process, “One night Mike called me really excited and said, “We’re going to Montana!” From there everything just fell into place.
Most of the songs on Love Like Planets Mary wrote during a personally turbulent time in her late 20s.
Listen for yourself how beautiful this album is.
Tour dates below.
MARY WEBB ‘LOVE LIKE PLANETS’ LAUNCH SHOWS
FRI 12 JAN | EXETER HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA | 18+
Free entry | Details at www.marywebbsings.com
SAT 13 JAN | SKELETON CLUB EP LAUNCH | JIVE, ADELAIDE SA | 18+
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets
THU 18 JAN | WHEATSHEAF HOTEL, THEBARTON SA | 18+
Tickets $5 on the door for non-SCALA members
SAT 20 JAN | ‘GIRL ASLEEP’ SUMMER FESTIVAL | WEST TORRENS MEMORIAL GARDENS, ADELAIDE SA | ALL AGES
Free Entry Details at www.marywebbsings.com
MON 22 JAN | MUSIC MONDAYS | ED CASTLE, ADELAIDE SA | 18+
Free Entry | Details at www.marywebbsings.com
SUN 28 JAN | WHEATSHEAF HOTEL, THEBARTON SA | 18+
Tickets $12 available on the door
SUN 4 FEB | CHATEAU APOLLO, ADELAIDE SA | 18+ (unless accompanied)
Tickets available from www.eventbrite.com | Online
SUN 25 FEB | SANCTUARY FESTIVAL 11AM - 4:30PM | NATIONAL WINE CENTRE | ALL AGES
Tickets available from www.adelaidefringe.com.au | 1300 621 255 | All Adelaide Fringe Outlets
FRI 2 MAR | GASOLINE PONY, MARRICKVILLE NSW | 18+
Donations at door
SAT 17 MAR | ALBUM LAUNCH | WESLEY ANNE HOTEL, THORNBURY VIC | 18+
Tickets available on the door $20
FRI 6 APR | WILLIE’S APPLE SHED, TAS 6:30-8:30PM | 18+ unless accompanied
Free entry | Book a table for dinner on (03) 6266 4345
SUN 22 APR | MILK FACTORY, BRISBANE 4-6PM | CHILD-FRIENDLY
SAT 28 APR | SMITHS ALTERNATIVE BOOKSHOP, CANBERRA 7PM | 18+
Tickets available from www.smithsalternative.com or at the door $20/$15
FRI 4 MAY | THE EDWARDS, NEWCASTLE NSW | ALL AGES
Free Entry | Make a dinner reservation at www.theedwards.com.au
SUN 27 MAY | CHEESE FACTORY STUDIO GALLERY, MEADOWS SA, 1-4PM | ALL AGES
Bookings recommended | (08) 8388 3725 firstname.lastname@example.org