Friends and colleagues of the late singer-songwriter David McComb of The Triffids will perform his previously unreleased songs at a special run of shows. Find the list of dates below.
The shows, which take place across Australia over March, April and May, celebrate the February 17 release of ‘Truckload Of Sky – The Lost Songs of David McComb Vol. 1’. The album collects songs written by McComb in the late ’90s, recorded recently by a small group of musicians close to the singer.
It was produced by Graham Lee, Phil Kakulas and Robert McComb, all McComb’s bandmates in The Triffids. The album’s recording involved the likes of Rob Snarski and Mark Dawson of Blackeyed Susans, Angie Hart of Frent, and Romy Vager of RVG.
Stream the album via Bandcamp below:
McComb was best known for his work with Perth alternative rock band The Triffids, who were active from 1978 to 1989. He died in 1999, aged 36, after a car accident exacerbated complications he’d been experiencing after an unsuccessful heart transplant in 1996.
McCombs’ legacy has continued after his untimely death. In 2001, the APRA named The Triffids’ song ‘Wide Open Road’ one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. The Triffids were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2008, and McComb’s contribution to the band acknowledged by a special performance at the induction event.
‘Truckload Of Sky – The Lost Songs of David McComb Vol. 1’ is available for streaming and purchase here.
Friends of David McComb’s tour dates are:
Adelaide, Adelaide University, (March 12)
Melbourne, Arts Centre (April 24)
Brisbane, The Triffid (May 8)
Sydney, Manning Bar (15)
Fremantle, Fremantle Arts Centre (16)