Image Courtesy of Davey Craddock
Perth based singer-songwriter Davey Craddock has announced plans to release his debut album, City West, on the 5th February. The album was recorded live to tape at Perth’s RADA Studios with Craddock’s band The Spectacles.
To give you a taster Davey Craddock has just revealed the first single from City West, the wonderful “Peaceful Bay”.
“”Peaceful Bay” is a song I wrote while hiking the Bibbulmun track (a 1003 km track from Perth to Albany),” Craddock explained. “Peaceful Bay is one of the only towns on the track where you camp in a settlement and not in the bush and it’s inspired by a girl a friend and I met in the townsite. She said she’d just moved down there from Perth, was pregnant and had morning sickness. We were knackered and didn’t have time to talk and properly meet her but I thougth it was a really brave and unusual move to come from the city to this tiny, isolated fishing town. So by torchlight in a hot tent I filled in the blanks and made up what I thought her story may have been and that formed the basis for the song.”
Take a listen to “Peaceful Bay” below:
To celebrate the release of City West Davey Craddock will be heading out on tour, kicking off with a support slot with The Waifs this weekend. Check out the full list of dates below:
Sunday 24th January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 25th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th February – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 27th February – Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 28th February – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March – Nannup Festival, Nannup, WA
Saturday 12th March – RADA Studios, Perth, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, WA
Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May – Mount Beauty Festival, VIC