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Nicholas Allbrook Yearns for Love and Inspiration on ‘Commodore’

The Pond frontman has returned with another taste of his upcoming solo album, ‘Manganese’


Nicholas Allbrook has returned with another taste of his upcoming solo album, Manganese.

Titled “Commodore”, the Pond frontman sounds like a winning combination between Syd Barrett and Girls’ Christopher Owens on the fuzzy psych-pop gem.

And also similar to Owens’ wonderful band, Allbrook sublimely conveys the need for love and adventure and aimless wandering, a yearning feeling that Girls often captured so well.

“I guess this is about being directionless, catching the bus around its full loop just to get some time for nothing,” Allbrook explains. “I’m the person who catches the train instead of a plane. It takes ages, and there’s a lot of melancholy that comes with that much time with your thoughts, but I’m a stinge and have a very low concept of how much comfort I deserve in this life.

“I’m trying to adjust that now because ‘self-love’ was a big buzz word for a bit, and now I’m trying to convince myself I deserve love, a sick Commodore, and a romantic photograph, all things to be held simply and tenderly.”

You can watch the accompanying music video above, which was directed by Kristofski and shot while Allbrook was in Los Angeles.

“Commodore” will feature on Allbrook’s new solo album Manganese, which is set for release on June 9th. The track follows previous singles “Round Round the Moon and All” and “Jackie”, a trio of tracks that showcase the singer-songwriter’s versatility.

Following the release of his new album, Allbrook will embark on an East Coast tour backed by his full band, with tickets on sale now via his official website (see full dates below).

Nicholas Allbrook’s “Commodore” is out now. Manganese is out June 9th via Spinning Top Records (pre-save/pre-order here).

Nicholas Allbrook 2023 Australian Tour

With full band

Tickets available now via nicholasallbrook.com

Wednesday, June 14th
The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, June 15th
Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, June 16th
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD