“Peter Bibby is one of those Australiana artists who is so bloody fair dinkum you have to pause for a moment even if you’re from here.”
“P-Bibby, you’re clearly a multi-talented man”
“Peter Bibby snarls while delivering candour, honest and raw, while evoking a strange beauty. One of Australia’s unsung folk gems.”
Following the wild success of his debut album, Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician, a national run with Laneway Festival plus general destruction at hugely anticipated SXSW appearances, Peter Bibby is coming back to home stages. Set to showcase the folk-ballads about cigarettes at train stations, hypochondria and sleepovers, Bibby‘s reign as king of the stage is only just beginning, especially with the addition of local legends the likes of HAMJAM, Dandelion, Nick Allbrook at stops along the way. This news comes with the release of Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician on vinyl, available in limited numbers at the shows and through Spinning Top.
With Mom + Pop and Mermaid Avenue releasing his debut US single ‘Goodbye Johnny‘ to excitable crowds, it is no surprise Perth born Bibby had hoardes turning up to his debaucherous SXSW showcases, particularly following his slot as Pond‘s support accoss the red, white and blue nation. This, of course, follows the adoration of his home country, with his debut album taking out features accross the taste-making community stations on both coasts as well as gracing many of the ‘best albums of 2014’ lists.
Bibby has been described as ‘a naughty bastard with a heart of gold and a voice of rotting grapes’ as well as ‘a sweet cup of sauce’. His ability to perform under the influence of enough alcohol to kill a rhino is admirable, yet terrifying. Somebody get this man a doctor, or a fishing rod.