#1 Dads Returns with first new music in five years + announces intimate welcome back show, listen and watch ‘Another Day’ now

November 8, 2019

The quiet achiever
The record holder
The cult favourite
The #1 Dad

One of Australia’s most revered songwriter/producers Tom Iansek returns with his first music in five years as #1 Dads. Listen HERE, watch HERE.

Iansek is one half of both Big Scary and No Mono – between them he’s released three albums since #1 Dads was last heard from, which was back in 2015 with the LP About Face. That slow-burner of a record eventually saw #1 Dads win the AIR award for ‘Breakthrough Independent Artist‘ and sell out shows nation-wide, including 5 consecutive nights at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory (still the record holder). In that time Iansek has also become a dad for real – his son was born in May this year.

For the astute observer, the Falls Festival lineup announcement gave a hint that new music was on the cards – #1 Dads will be playing at all four Falls shows. Now Pieater is proud to share the song ‘Another Day’, a song about dealing with negativity and moving through it. As Iansek says, “this song is like a little ray of light in a dark place”. 

The music video was written, produced, directed, filmed, choreography, acted, lighted, styled, setup and packed-down by Iansek. He said that “it’s a bit of an anti-videoclip videoclip. I wanted to see how far I could go with as little as possible. The music-making process followed this ethos in a way too, perhaps it is an extension of that.

Tom’s home city Melbourne will be the first to see Dads back in action, with a show at Howler in December. See full dates and details below. 

#1 DADS TOUR DATES
DECEMBER 20 – HOWLER – MELBOURNE
w/ special guest Nat Vazer
(on sale Tuesday November 12)

Also appearing:
Dec 30 – Falls Festival – Lorne
Dec 31 – Falls Festival – Marion Bay
Jan 2 – Falls Festival – Byron Bay
Jan 5 – Falls Festival – Fremantle

Another Day’ is out now via Pieater, buy/stream it here.
For our Australian community radio friends download ‘Another Day’ via Amrap here.

ANOTHER DAY LYRICS
Honest with myself yeh I’m all fessed up
Now I’m tripping to the country to see my lot
Picking up the pieces I’m all messed up can’t save it for another day

Feeling kinda lazy I just woke up
Sipping on my juice yeh there’s just enough
Articulating feelings that kinda rough
I’ll save it for another day

How many wrongs to right?
I’m doing all I can to stay upright

Lay down just don’t lay down
Find a little pep, you can take another step
Lay down just don’t lay down
Let this be a little song for you

Howling like the wind through a city block
I’m fixing all my fixes to get me fixed up
Smiling like a doll on a dusty shelf
Let’s save it for another day

All this instant news feels so old to me
These threads of conversation unstitching me
I see chatter isn’t helpful if it’s from your teeth
Save me from another day

How many songs to write?
I’m doing all I can to stay upright

Lay down just don’t lay down
Find a little pep you can take another step
Lay down just don’t lay down
Let this be a little song for you

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