Thundamentals modern poet TUKA returns with new solo material and a national tour.
Following a four year solo hiatus, TUKA has dropped not one but two new tracks across the last week! Following last week’s tongue in cheek new offering ‘F*ck You Pay Me’ comes Tuka’s first official single and video, ‘Selling Me Out’.
Potentially the catchiest song of the year, ‘Selling Me Out’ deals with a post break up situation when two people have reached a stage in their relationship where they seem to share a lot in common and genuinely suit one another on a really deep level. Ultimately however, one of them has let their lover down and caused a split – self-sabotage, selfishness and the “grass is greener” approach prevailing over real intimacy.
Discussing the genesis of the song, Tuka explains, “The idea for the song actually came from a cat/animal appreciation group I started called Catsquad. Someone in the group actually posted a quote from an older song I’d written (TATTOO) using the phrase “we suit we so well” to describe their relationship with their cat. I responded to the post saying that I regret not making a complete song out of that concept “we suit we so well”. The entire group got really excited about it and wanted me to give it a try. Over the length of probably three months or so, I posted updates on how the writing was going and eventually I started showing them previews of the track, they all seemed super into it even though I’d pinched the lyrics from an older song! Recently I showed then a teaser of the final version of the track and they put forward the new name of “Selling MEOW-OUT” which I actually really like and secretly wish I could name the song that. Meow mother*cker.”
Tuka is a gifted wordsmith who passionately supports women’s rights and animal rights, and campaigns tirelessly for those marginalised in the community. He has recently lent his support as an Ambassador to Citizen Reef. See here for more information.
He has charted in triple j’s Hottest 100 a massive 7 times, and his last solo album ‘Life Death Time Eternal’ debuted at #6 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
Tuka’s November ‘Selling Me Out’ Tour is on sale now – see all dates below.
Friday Nov 1 – Newcastle, The Cambridge Hotel
Saturday Nov 2 – Blue Mountains, Baroque House
Friday Nov 8 – Adelaide, Fat Controller
Saturday Nov 9 – Newcastle, This That Festival
Friday Nov 15 – Perth, Jack Rabbit Slims
Saturday Nov 16 – Melbourne, Howler
Friday Nov 22 – Brisbane, Foundry
Saturday Nov 23 – Sydney, Lansdowne
Friday Nov 29 – Canberra, UC Hub
Saturday Nov 30 – Hobart, Republic Bar