Wise Music Australia is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Louis Tillett's extensive back catalogue and future works in an exclusive global music publishing deal.
One of Sydney’s most gifted and exceptional songwriters, nominated by the NFSA - National Film and Sound Archive of Australia as a “Priority Heritage Artist”, Louis Tillett provided a distinctive and influential presence on the Australian underground music scene throughout the late 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, leading groups like Wet Taxis, Paris Green and the Aspersion Caste. His impressive career has seen him be invited to collaborate with Leonard Cohen and Brian Eno, he has worked with Charlie Owen, Ed Kuepper, Tex Perkins, Don Walker and Brett Myers. Nick Cave called him “a pioneer that has been an inspiration to many of us”. Often the subject of urban music myth, his live and recorded performances have inspired and informed such artists as Kurt Cobain, The Flaming Lips and The White Stripes.
Read more here: https://wisemusiccreative.com/au/news/2023/01/louis-tillett-music-publishing-catalogue-in-exclusive-global-deal/
Concerts in January 2021
"Torched Songs" in Sydney
What is "Torched Songs" about? Following the apartment fire in October 2018, still an unresolved case of Arson, Louis has been steadily recovering and restoring himself and his music. He has re-released The Ugly Truth on Vinyl, and now the classic Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell on CD. However, he did lose the majority of his CD and Vinyl stock in this fire...and has been planning to do a tour, and possibly an album, with Torched Songs in the title...as a reference to his burned music. And the time is nigh.
In 2020, he performed two nights at the Premier Jazz Club - The Camelot Lounge - just as severe Covid restrictions came into place. Since then he has awaited the opportunity to perform for those who couldn't make it to those nights, due to Health concerns.
On November 22, 2020 Louis was invited to play an Impromptu performance at this same venue, as part of the "Great Southern Nights" ARIA Initiative, to boost Live Music attendance in Australia.
The Camelot Lounge have been practicing Covid Safe Protocols and have once again invited Louis to return, in January 2021.
See the poster attached for details. The ticketing link is here: Torched Songs at the Camelot Lounge.
Thirty Three Years on...
Although this Landmark Underground Album was reprinted twice, and sold tens of thousands of copies, back in the late 80s, demand for it has never halted.
After years of requests, and a resurgence of interest in a physical product, Louis has teamed up with WOW Music Australia and ART and SOUL to REISSUE this album on CD.
With Updated Graphics and Liner Notes, you may now Enjoy the beautiful and symbolic artwork and the timeless music all over again, or perhaps, for the first time.
In the world's current situation...has there ever been a better time for a Soundtrack to your life called "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell"?
The expression was from Louis' own mind, and has become a part of the Vernacular since 1987. In 2004, The Flaming Lips released an album of the same name, paying homage to Louis' music. This album was iconic in the 80s, especially in the Independent Music world. It received critical acclaim from John Peel (BBC Peel Sessions) and was lauded in all the influential Music Magazines of the time.
It was much loved because it broke all the rules...even in the Underground.
Find out why this album is not only Timeless, but is as relevant as EVER!
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Click on the Link below to see Louis Tillett on Bandcamp
Starting with his LATEST Album "To Ride a Dead Pony" and his FIRST Album "Ego Tripping at The Gates of Hell"....Louis will be releasing his ENTIRE CATALOGUE on BANDCAMP in Stages. Follow this LINK.
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This Landmark Album is returning on CD in March 2020
This LANDMARK ALBUM will be Available for Sale, and for SIGNING at the LT3 Concerts in MARCH 2020....in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
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Due to overwhelming requests by Fans here, and on the Fansite www.louistillettmusic.com and Social Media...we have decided to re-release
EGO TRIPPING AT THE GATES OF HELL.
Feel free to join the Dedicated Facebook page of the same name, or stay updated here for details about where to buy your copy.
We are also open to enquiries for those of you who have expressed interest in a Vinyl release of this Album.
Due out MARCH 2020.
A Sailor's Dream
The Patreon Project
The project on Patreon is about sailing and writing and recording, all at sea.
The Full Moon in the month of March was the true beginning. In the previous 18 months, there were concerts with The Art of Darkness, and some solo gigs, and a lot of work setting the boat up as a floating studio.
There were some other unforeseen events which held up the work. However, Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere is proving to be very conducive to writing and recording.
For the patrons over at Patreon, there are some insights into everyday life, and access to all previous music, Films and other creative works and the best is yet to come.
If you would like to come on board....go to Patreon and have a look around.
Louis Tillett's Home Burns...
A Suspected Arson Attack
Louis Tillett is alive, safe and as well as can be expected following a suspicious fire at his home address. Police are of course looking very seriously at this matter.
Most of his personal effects were wiped out, and much of his personal stock of CDs and Vinyls, and some of his precious Music memorabilia was lost. But most of his rare recordings, posters and Press releases from his 30 plus years of playing Music around the world, remain unscathed and salvaged from the ashes. This will be stored, along with the Master recordings already in the safe hands of the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. And there will be a time when Louis, himself will be assisting them to catalog, curate and present this collection, as their priority to display his as a "Heritage Artist".
The Video below is TV News Footage showing some of what happened. What cannot be shown or shared is the genuine shock of such an event. In order to assist Louis in this period of recovery, there is a gofundme campaign which is open and ongoing, which WAS to assist him in his upcoming creative undertakings, but has been briefly converted into a short term relief fund.
The link, for those wishing to DONATE is here: https://www.gofundme.com/Album-Book-Gigs
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