Chance Waters is set to burst back onto the Australian music scene with his sophomore record Infinity, due out November 2, 2012 (Permanent Records/Shock). His debut album Inkstains saw him crowned a triple j unearthed featured artist and touring the country regularly, both as a headline act and in support of Australian mainstays such as Bliss N Eso, Illy, Drapht, Pez & 360, and international heavy-weights including Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts.
On the back of an enormously successful lead single Maybe Tomorrow which saw high rotation on triple j, an international theme song sync on National Geographic’s ‘Doomsday Preppers’ and a video clip which scored Indie Of The Week on rage, Chance returns with Young & Dumb. Young & Dumb is the second single to be taken from Infinity and features enchanting Australian songstress Bertie Blackman. The song was produced by recent hit machine One Above (Illy, Hilltop Hoods/Sia) and has just been added to playlist on triple j.
On the collaboration with Bertie Blackman: Chance Waters has always been a big fan of Bertie Blackman’s work, and in a strange coincidence, her new single went to radio on exactly the same day as Maybe Tomorrow, the first single lifted from Infinity. With the song concept in mind, Chance needed the right female vocalist to complete the track. He felt Bertie and himself were moving in parallel directions with their production, sound and unusual pop aesthetic. After numerous Skype conversations and emails, a friendship was forged, and the rest is history.
Bertie Blackman and Chance Waters are currently working on an ambitious crowd sourced Young & Dumb video concept. In celebration of the already successful release of Young & Dumb, Chance Waters is happy to announce he will be hitting the road in October and November, kicking things off in dusty Darwin on October 19. Full dates below, with supports to be announced soon! If you’d like to be in the film clip for Young & Dumb, check out all the details here.
Chance Waters – The Young & Dumb Tour
Friday October 19 / Happ Yess // Darwin
Friday November 2 / Port Macquarie Hotel // Port Macquarie
Saturday November 3 / Beetle Bar // Brisbane
Friday November 9 / Goodgod // Sydney
Saturday November 10 / Great Northern // Newcastle
Wednesday November 14 / Republic Bar // Hobart
Thursday November 15 / Saloon Bar // Traralgon
Friday November 16 / Workers Club // Melbourne
Saturday November 17 / Plus One @ Ed Castle // Adelaide