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Live Review: Roland Tings shares new track & announces live album Australian tour

8 November 2019 | 1:32 pm | Evie Weily

ROLAND TINGS (Rohan Newman) is back and better than ever, circling only weeks away from the release of his second forthcoming LP 'Salt Water'.

ROLAND TINGS (Rohan Newman) is back and better than ever, circling very close to the release of his second LP, Salt Water. The Australian producer is no doubt on a winning streak, with his latest dance-floor ready track 'Up Close' giving us a taste of what we can expect on the new album.

Salt Water is out today via Cascine and showcases his previously already released singles 'Hiding in the Bushes' and 'Always Rushing' with vocals from Melbourne artist Mild Minds. Early last month, he shared the electro-tinged third cut 'Up Close' from the upcoming LP and with its driving rhythm it's guaranteed to transport listeners to another world.

'Up Close' is a warm club-heavy track that has an underlying sense of late-night darkness when compared to its predecessors. On the process behind the track, Newman explains "I knew that I needed a really euphoric track in the first half of the record to propel the LP forwards. When I heard the original vocal by Alyss, I knew that it was perfect for what I wanted. The production of her voice was psychedelic, and the lyrics fit with exactly what I wanted the record to say."

Inspired by travelling and life on the road, much of Salt Water was recorded in isolation on the Great Ocean Road: "I put the demo on my phone and drove around the winding coastal road near my house, making mental notes on how it felt as i drove," he says. "I could hear everything that needed to happen in the track. I rushed home, made the changes and then got in the car again. I repeated this for hours, driving this crazy road away from my house, then back again to make the changes i could hear in my head."

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Roland Tings will be heading out on a five-date tour this December to perform Salt Water live across the country. Check out the dates and details below:

Roland Tings ‘Salt Water’ LP Australian Tour 2019

Saturday, 7th December

The Night Cat, Melbourne

Friday, 13th December

The Foundry, Brisbane

Saturday, 14th December

ocket Bar, Adelaide

Friday, 20th December

The Cambridge, Newcastle

Saturday, 21st December

The Landsdowne, Sydney