Killer showcases Sultan’s storytelling abilities and illustrates a new level of sophistication in production and instrumentation. ‘Drover’, the first of 11 songs, sees Sultan reflect on the 1966 Wave Hill walk-off with the singer considering the song to act as a prequel to Paul Kelly’s ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’.
“It’s about the lead-up to the walk-off, about what it was like on the ground before the protest really kicked off,” said Sultan in a press release. “The drover in the song has heard murmurs of a walk-off, murmurs of, ‘We’re going to protest and stand up for our land and stand up for our people’.”
Sultan will tour Killer throughout September this year with a string of shows scheduled around the country, see the dates below.
Friday September 1 – Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Saturday September 2 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday September 8 – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Saturday September 9 – Club 54, Launceston, TAS
Friday September 15 – HQ, Adelaide, S.A
Saturday September 16 – Metro City, Perth, W.A
Thursday September 21 – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday September 22 – Max Watt’s, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday September 28 – Academy, Canberra, ACT
Friday September 29 – Bar On The Hill, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday September 30 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW