Busby Marou, aka Thomas Busby & Jeremy Marou, have debuted at #1 on the ARIA chartwith their third studio album Postcards From The Shell House, which features the tracks Getaway Car and Best Part of Me.
After spending the week touring Queensland, performing to sell-out crowds and meeting fans at instore appearances, Busby Marou are thrilled to claim their first ever ARIA #1.
“We are absolutely stoked! It’s just so crazy to know that there is so much love out there for us. We felt we were recording something special with this album, but we never once expected to have enough support to land the top spot. We hope this is a great statement for every band slogging it out there in regional Australia.” – Tom Busby
“Not quite understanding the significance of a #1 album until now, nothing much changes for me, the music has always been a simple cultural gift passed into me from my father. I get to do the best job in the world with two of my best mates in the world. Anything extra gained is for my people and more so my family, it’s their #1 album!” – Jeremy Marou
Postcards From the Shell House was recorded with Jon Hume (Evermore) at The Stables studios in Gisbourne, VIC as well as during sessions on Great Keppel Island and on a boat.Postcards From The Shell House returns the pair to their roots in a number of ways. The shell house in question, an old heritage-listed building on Great Keppel Island off the coast of their native Rockhampton, has great significance. Early in their career Tom and Jeremy would sit around a campfire there and sing songs, one or two of which ended up on record. Last year, with producer Jon Hume in tow, that same method in the same location produced a few songs for the new album.
Although they have come back to being a duo, there were plenty of collaborators on hand during the songwriting process, among them Hume, who co-wrote three of the 11 songs; celebrated female songwriter Alex Hope (Broods, Troye Sivan), who worked on Drink the World Dry andFull Moon; and John Mayer’s guitarist David Ryan Harris, an idol of Jeremy’s, who added guitar and influence to Getaway Car.
Busby Marou’s debut self-titled album was certified ARIA Gold in Australia in July 2014, while their follow up album Farewell Fitzroy debuted at #5 on the album chart. Postcards From The Shell House is Busby Marou’s first ARIA #1 album.
Be sure to catch Busby Marou on their remaining Postcards From The Shell House tour dates in QLD next month. A national Australian tour will be announced in coming weeks.
POSTCARDS FROM THE SHELL HOUSE TOUR
Thursday 2nd March – Mt Pleasant, Mackay QLD
Friday 3rd March – Magnums, Airlie Beach QLD
Saturday 4th March – Dalrymples, Townsville QLD
Thursday 9th March – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD
Friday 10th March – Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba QLD
Saturday 11th March – Bay Central Hotel, Hervey Bay QLD