Day Tripper

Published in Billboard Magazine

 

Sarah Blasko’s distinctive vocals have established her as one of Australia’s premier talents, but her voice doesn’t carry onto Australia’s radio airwaves. With the exception of state-funded youth station Triple J, the national networks rarely play the singer, who’s about to hit the road again.

Blasko’s live performances—and critical acclaim—have captured a sizable audience Down Under. Her current album, “As Day Follows Night” (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia), hit the Australian Recording Industry Assn. chart at No. 5 following its July 10 release, eclipsing the peaks of her two previous platinum-certified (70,000 copies) albums.

“To have platinum records [without] significant airplay is something she should be very proud of,” Dew Process founder Paul Piticco says. “Her sound’s very unique, and she has a very strong sense of what’s right and wrong for her.”

A European release date for the album is being finalized, Blasko’s manager Edrei Cullen says. Having performed at the Splendour in the Grass Festival (July 25-26) in Australia’s Byron Bay, Blasko plays a handful of European shows in August and early September before heading home for dates though October and November.

Blasko is published by Sony/ATV and booked by High Road Touring (United States), Mobile Industries (Australia) and Pitch & Smith (Europe).