Clare Bowditch starts a war

In late 2008 Clare Bowditch travelled through Europe on tour with Goyte, settling in Berlin to begin work on her follow up to The Moon Looked On.

Fate guided her to rent an apartment owned by the producer Mocky – famed for his work with Peaches, Jamie Lidell, Gonzales and on Feist’s multi-platinum album The Reminder. So with Feist’s awards sitting on the shelf above her, Bowditch wrote the songs for her new record on Mocky’s piano and tested her work in the underground bars of Berlin.

The album is still being recorded with cut and paste maestro Qua and after another European tour she’ll head to Berlin’s famous Hansa Studios to complete the record with Mocky at the helm. The first taste of the record, a single titled The Start of War featuring Marty Brown and former Bad Seed Mick Harvey, is due in September.

To celebrate the single release Clare and her entourage are touring with a run of shows that takes in – œunusual and often intimate venues’ as well as a few festival dates.

Clare Bowditch’s The Start of War Tour invades these venues between September and November

Saturday September 19 – Indie Music Fest, Albury
Sunday September 20 – Blueprint Festival, Ararat
Saturday September 26 – Sounds of Spring Festival, Brisbane
Sunday September 27 – A&I Hall, Bangalow
Saturday October 3 – Qirkz, Sydney
Thursday October 8 – Albany Theatre, Albany
Friday October 9 – Bamboo @ Luxe, Perth
Saturday October 10 – Moores Art Space, Fremantle
Friday October 16 – Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
Friday October 23 – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
Friday November 6 – Moorilla Estate, Hobart
Sunday November 8 – Bitter and Twisted Festival, Maitland


  • sarahanne on the 10th Aug, 2009

    She is bloody gorgeous

  • melan1 on the 10th Aug, 2009

    I looooooove her too.

  • kyza on the 10th Aug, 2009

    fuck! I'll be at Parklife on the same day as Sounds of Spring [bris] who the hell organised these two festivals!!! I love clare, and her new hair /swoon

  • dogmongler on the 10th Aug, 2009

    did she walk away from the national or something HURR DURR

  • Stefan Beck on the 10th Aug, 2009

    I got that joke.

  • Brian B on the 11th Aug, 2009


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  • Brian B on the 11th Aug, 2009

    Your Loss

  • Joe Smiggens on the 11th Aug, 2009

    Nup. She reminds me of someone's mum

  • Joe Smiggens on the 11th Aug, 2009

    (i like her music but)