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Melbourne’s Pierce Brothers Detail New Album, ‘Into the Great Unknown’

Recorded between lockdowns in Victoria, Into the Great Unknown sees the Melbourne duo offering up one of their most forward-thinking albums to date.

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Following a few months of singles, Pierce Brothers will share their sophomore album this March.


Melbourne folk-pop outfit Pierce Brothers have well and truly put the events of 2020 to good use, emerging from the year that has been with news of a new record, with Into the Great Unknown set to arrive in March of 2021.

Having shared singles such as “Kanko” and “Dentist” in previous months, the revered duo today shared their latest track, with “It’s Alright” serving as the newest taster of their sophomore release.

Recorded at Jan Skubizeski’s Red Moon Studios from April to June (that is, between the Victorian lockdowns), the process saw Jack and Pat spending most of their days working hard in the studio, with evenings in the guest cottage working on new material.

“We’d finish a long day recording a track, then have dinner together, share a bottle of red and either work on the track some more, or we’d retire to the cottage and write until we went to sleep,” Jack recalls. “We spent hours discussing and exploring new sounds and experimenting with a secondary recording rig in the cottage, so we could test out new and exciting things before taking them to the studio the next day.

“This made for some beautifully experimental explorations throughout the album, optimised by the stunning instrumental track ‘Réflecteu’r. Pat used his time to mock up strings arrangements and horn ideas that we then took to some incredibly talented people to bring to life!”

Utilising the talents of Ross Iwrin (The Cat Empire, Angus and Julia Stone, Passenger) with the record’s string and horn arrangements, the pair explain that the album has now seen them reach greater heights than ever before.

“The string arrangements realised a whole avenue that we’d always wanted to explore,” Pat notes, “Inspired a lot by Gang Of Youths’ brilliant 2017 album Go Farther in Lightness, and expanded the depth of the album in ways that we’d never tried.”

Pierce Brothers’ “It’s Alright” is out now, while their new album, Into the Great Unknown, will be released on March 5th via Ditto, with pre-orders available now.

Pierce Brothers Summer 20/21 Tour

Friday, December 11th, 2020 (Sold Out)
The Grand, Mornington, VIC

Saturday, December 12th, 2020
The Grand, Mornington, VIC

Friday, December 18th, 2020 (Sold Out)
Sandy Point Hall, Sandy Point, VIC

Saturday, December 19th, 2020 (Sold Out)
Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
The Pelican Bar, Queenscliff, VIC

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 (Sold Out)
The Pelican Bar, Queenscliff, VIC

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 (Sold Out)
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Thursday, January 7th, 2021 (Sold Out)
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Sunday, January 10th, 2021 (Sold Out)
Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 (Sold Out)
La La La’s, Wollongong, NSW

Friday, January 15th, 2021
Cambridge Warehouse, Newcastle, NSW

Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT

Sunday, January 17th, 2021
Beer Deluxe, Albury, NSW

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
Volta Arts & Culture, Ballarat, VIC

Saturday, March 20th, 2021
The Sheds, Wonthaggi, VIC

Friday, April 2nd, 2021
Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Tickets available now from the Pierce Brothers website