Damn, Ball Park Music just know how to make us happy.
The Brissie-based five piece have been a little quiet following 2016’s Every Night The Same Dream, while frontman Sam Cromack teamed up with The Cactus Channel for the delightful EP Do It For Nothing. Not too long ago they dropped their first single since, and today they’ve shared the title, cover art and finer details of what will be their fifth studio LP.
One of the country’s most dearly loved bands have unveiled LP numero 5. Come February 2018, you’ll be able to wrap your ears around some more Ball Park Music.
The new record will be called Good Mood, which to me sounds like we’re in for some more buoyant, smile-inducing rock. It’ll come our way on February 23rd, 2018 through Stop Start.
The first single off the LP Exactly How You Are dropped back in September, and has been spinning round the office ever since.
They’ve also revealed the cover art, which you can peep below. Here’s what Cromack had to say about it:
“I basically got obsessed with images of horses rearing. It’s such a powerful look. We thought it’d make for an amazing cover. We had the idea to shoot it out the front of our studio. It’s such an industrial shit-hole and we knew it would look wild. The whole concept just seemed so ridiculous. It went hand-in-hand with the album title and I knew in my heart it would be excellent if we could pull it off. We finally met our rider, Mindy. She was amazing to work with. Such a horse-whispering rebel. She came in with her horse Teddy and they absolutely nailed it. I was so proud of Dean from the band for shooting that photograph too. The whole experience was a dream.”
The band will be heading on tour to support the album throughout the summer. Catch the dates below.
December 8 – Festival Of The Sun, Port Macquarie
December 31 – NYE On The Hill, Melbourne
February 10 – Party In The Paddock
February 23 – The Tivoli, Brisbane – SOLD OUT
February 24 – The Zoo, Brisbane – ALL AGES
February 25 – The Tivoli, Brisbane – on sale November 24
March 1 – The Gov, Adelaide
March 2 – The Forum, Melbourne
March 4 – Badlands Carpark, Perth
March 9 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney