Interview with Peter Black



Returning from a 7 week tour of Europe , playing an mammoth 44 shows in 46 days, promoting album number 4, Clearly You Didn’t Like The Show, Peter Black is now ready to launch his new album in Australia, touring most of November, leaking into December. Tomatrax caught up with Mr Black to ask a few questions.

Where did the title Clearly you didn’t like the show come from?
Out of thin air!!

The album mainly features your voice and guitarists, what made you take on the “stripped back” direction on this album?
Three reasons .. Last album had trillions of kitchen sinks on it so wanted to pull it back this time.. And to record songs I thought were cool in such a quiet setting.. To have an album that sounds like the live show does.. Last but not least, to show off a bit

You’ve put out 4…

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Song A day 2015 or… S.A.D 2015 or…….

Man, what the fuck do I call it? any suggestions?
well its a little over three weeks away and I’m nervous and excited.. Ray has suggested I call it Daily Tonic! ha that’s not bad ..
I’ve had a few people ask me questions about it and I’ll answer some now, maybe in the same style that Paul Macca did on his solo album :-p
Will it all be acoustic?
No! that would be artistically and listeninglly dull.. I wanna try and do it all.. the only thing I can say with a little certainty is.. it’ll be tops!
Will you write all the songs?
Of course
Will other people guest on tracks?
well… hmmm I’m actually getting bored writing it in interview style so
(ha the second coffee just hit)
where was I … um.. yes I hope so! I cant drum for shit will be getting some of my fave’s to come in and bash away with me and I certainly want Forest Pooky on a couple of songs.. hopefully if I can learn computer stuff and get both his guitar and voice..
the other thing is I wont be able to do this without your help.. I’m setting up so the songs will be up on Band Camp.. will have a $9 a month subscription and for that you can D/L all the tracks.. or if you like a song or 2.. yadda etc. there will be a LOT of time in the studio which wont be cheap so.. come join me for ya S.A.D Daily Tonic!
youse guys are rocking

A Song a Day?!?


I’ve / I’m having, well I’m having what I think is a terrific, if not slightly insane idea of releasing a new song every day next year!

So, from January 1st, to the last day of December 2016 (that’s the 31st for all you number buffs).. each day visit me site and there’s a new track for ya… still not 100% what format is best but pretty sure will be via band camp.

Now, I’ve told a few people already and apparently its been attempted before.. really? Have they been able to pull it off?

Can tell you I was bummed as I had no idea but even so I really wanna do this, not getting any younger and… well to be a little corny, music has made my life wonderful so wanna give it me all and… I wanna DO IT ALL haha

The hardest part will be funding this (hey, I drive a taxi and you all know what shit wages we earn thanks to Uber etc etc) so if anyone’s interested in this subscriptions will be available . I could be wrong but for $9 you get to download a months worth of tunes.. I know jack about computers/internet/online/howtomakegreencurry so will be helped out experts in this field/area/stadiumsandcricketpitch .

Well, the smoke alarm guy is coming around and I better put me undies on and get ready with the old “what time do you call this!!” face on.. but more, lots more coming real soon.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Hey again!

Man what a week 5 shows! How awesomeness is that!

Three with Hard Ons and two solo.. Loved every second! Thanks to all that came and helped make ’em so tops.
Plenty of solo shows still come.. Launching new album and wanna play a bunch of new tracks too..

New album available at the gigs and hopefully T shirts and the split I did with Forest Pooky will land any day now (I’m still refusing to believe that it’s lost in transit.. Arghhh.. Those that have ordered shirts sorry they ain’t been sent yet.. Don’t worry , haven’t forgotten).

You can buy the new album on this site but those in Europe please order from Red Lounge Records for vinyl or Bosstunage for Cd’s .. As you know postage these days is bit costly yadda etc I also wanna attempt something next year which I’ll yak about pretty soon Um..

Flustered now at the docs and don’t ya love the waiting areas Next gig Canberra the 14th .. Transit Bar with Mr Ray and Mr Keish.. Dot dots

New Album Tour – NSW, VIC & QLD

Peter (Blackie) Black announces new tour and new album.

Returning from a 7 week tour of Europe , playing a mammoth 44 shows in 46 days, promoting album number 4, “Clearly You Didn’t Like The Show”.

Peter Black is now ready to launch his new album in Australia, touring most of November, leaking into December.

Asking him how the European jaunt went he replies with:

“shit yeah, it was tops”

“shit yeah, it was tops”….

hmm… and this writer is very surprised to find that he’s already onto album number 4!

I asked him why this is so…. is he’s avoiding us??

“Nah nah not at all… but you see, when ya in a semi popular band (he’s talking about the Hard-Ons), folks tend to see what ever else you do as a side project. But I don’t DO side projects…. all me stuff is tops!”

“All me stuff is tops”, he says hmm… in that case, why don’t pop along to a show and see for ourselves.

I know this writer will..

  • 7th Nov – Blackwire Records, Sydney
  • 14th Nov – Transit Bar, Canberra
  • 25th Nov – Hamilton Station, Newcastle
  • 26th Nov – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
  • 27th Nov – Old Bar, Melbourne
  • 4th Dec – Ruby L’otel, Rozelle Sydney
  • 6th Dec – Rad Bar, Wollongong

Details coming… Keep an eye on the Gigs page.

A lot of the shows I’ll be joined by Keish playing Solo and Ray doing Stand Up!


Euro Thanks


Seven weeks, and in that time a ton of people to thank but can I just say the two people who made it happen.

Thibault Gillard, brought some albums of me and replied with “why haven’t you toured solo here yet!??”

To which I replied, “I wish!”

Next thing you know!

Thibault said to me, “thanks for taking the chance with us”, but as if I was gonna say no!!

Really we both took a chance, but from the moment I arrived I felt I was in good hands!

And can I plug his band Not Scientists. Check ’em out!! Awesome!
Wild Card Bookings are the bomb!

And… Speaking of good hands Forest Pooky is one if those guys the term ‘true gentleman’ was invented for. I doubt I was ever this well looked after! Not only doing the driving and TMing but constantly making sure “things were good”. Then he’d get up on stage and bring the house down! Seven weeks, living in each other’s pocket, we didn’t have one tiff! Even when I played some ‘Yes’ on the van stereo!

One day I’m gonna get him to Australia and you guys will see for yourselves what I’m talking about.

Thank you both very, very much.

And, I really mean it when I say the pleasure was all mine.