Inferno is acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster’s first solo album in four years – his second album over the last eleven years. Forster only makes records when he feels he has the songs – on Inferno, he has nine he totally believes in.
They range from the exhilarating top ten pop of Inferno (Brisbane In Summer), the beach shack groove of Life Has Turned a Page, via Remain’s 1977 New York strut, to finish in a way that this concise, brilliant, drama and wit filled album only can – on the big build epic One Bird In The Sky.
Inferno was made in Berlin in 2018, during the hottest German summer in decades. Noted producer/engineer Victor Van Vugt (Beth Orton ‘Trailor Park’, P J Harvey Stories of the City, Stories from the Sea), recorded the album; the first time he and Forster had worked together since Van Vugt engineered Forster’s debut solo album classic Danger In The Past in Berlin in 1990.
Over the last four years Forster has been busy. He curated the acclaimed, Domino Records released, Anthology Volume 1 1978-1984 on his old band The Go-Betweens. His memoir Grant & I was Mojo and Uncut’s Book Of The Year. He continues to publish music journalism, play concerts, and he never stops writing beautiful songs.
He looks forward to touring Inferno; starting with a full band tour of Europe in April/May 2019, followed by his Australian tour in July.