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| 13 December 2012 | Reply

Australia’s ever charming and charismatic Bob Evans today announces March 15 for the release of his fourth studio album titled ‘Familiar Stranger’. 


‘Familiar Stranger’ follows the recent release of ‘The Double Life’ EP which spawned the first single ‘Don’t Wanna Grow Up Anymore’ and saw Bob Evans hit the road for a string of unique acoustic shows around the country throughout November.

Produced by Dean Reid (Mystery Jets and Marina & The Diamonds), ‘Familiar Stranger’ signifies a new musical chapter as the beloved ‘suburban’ trilogy comes to a close.  The album was recorded at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne throughout 2012 and was mixed by Scott Horscroft (Empire Of The Sun and The Sleepy Jackson) and Tony Buchen, who also played on bass for the album and has previously worked with Tim Finn and PhraseJoey Waronker from the USA was invited to play drums on the album and made the trip especially to Melbourne for recording.  Joey has previously worked with Beck, Air, Paul McCartney, The Smashing Pumpkins and R.E.M.

The man himself, Bob Evans, has this to share about the album, “Because the songs are mostly personal reflections of the last three years of my life it felt like I was creating a soundtrack as much as an album. Musically the songs go off in lots of different directions but conceptually the words are all tied in to the same theme.  I had the tracklisting worked out before we started recording which I’ve never done before but it meant we could tie songs together and hopefully create something that encourages people to listen from start to finish, the old fashioned way!”

Bob Evans – the charming alter-ego and solo project of Australian recording artist Kevin Mitchell, also fronts alternative rock band Jebediah and is one quarter of Basement Birds.

‘Familiar Stranger’ album tracklisting:
1.       Footscray Park
2.       Maps
3.       Bruises
4.       Don’t Wanna Grow Up Anymore
5.       Sitting In The Waiting Room
6.       Get It Together
7.       To Let You Down
8.       In Another Time
9.       Go
10.    Nothing’s Gonna Save Us From Ourselves
11.    What Else Is There?
12.    Wonderful You

Don’t miss Bob Evans live in 2013 at these upcoming events

January 18 – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth –

January 19 – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth –

February 2 – Great Australian Beer Festival, Geelong –

March 11 – Moomba Festival, Melbourne –


“Thanks to an arrangement that positively glistens and pops with added handclaps, you’ll be playing this one over and over on your internal jukebox after just one listen. Distorted grabs reminiscent of tuning an old transistor radio open and close the track, which bodes extremely well for the next album by Bob Evans less country, more rockin’.”
InPress single-of-the-week

“The Double Life EP implies a new chapter in the life of Mitchell’s pseudonym, experimentation running wild.”


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