Next Big Thing, the band from Melbourne, will release its first album in over a decade, a collaboration with former collaborator Kool Aid.
“I’m really excited to finally be able to finally start writing music with this guy and the first single, ‘Birds and Horses’, is about how we’re just getting started with this project,” lead singer/guitarist Sami Saini said.
The album will be released in early 2018 and will feature guest appearances from members of the group, including bassist John Dahlquist and drummer Chris Wood.
In the meantime, Sainis and drummer David Whelan have teamed up with singer/songwriter and fellow singer-songwriter Julee Cruise to form an all-female band, Next Big Things.
Next Big Thing will play a string of shows across the country, including a tour this summer, including stops in the US, UK, Germany and Australia.
Meanwhile, the trio is gearing up for a run of dates at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, which kicks off this Sunday at the Fillmore East in Los Angeles.
It’s a reunion of sorts, Sainsi said of the tour.
“We’re doing our own version of the Rock Hall of Famer induction.
It’s a little bit like a reunion tour.
It was all very special to be part of, and I’m so proud of the work we’ve done.
We have a lot of fun together.”
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