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Western Australia's Carus Thompson Releases New Single 'London Coffee' Ahead of Forthcoming Album
Carus Thompson is an Australian singer-songwriter from Western Australia. From 1995 to 2008, he performed under the title Carus and The True Believers before going solo the group disbanded. Thompson has released four studio albums, Creatures of Habit (2009), Caravan (2011), Island (February 2017) and Shakespeare Avenue (October 2019).
Globe-trotting troubadour Carus Thompson has toured the world alongside The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson & Pete Murray, selling over 30,000 albums along the way. He’s won his loyal fan base through 20 years of delivering passionate, energetic shows that entertain and engage, the Dwarf magazine calling him “a treasure in the Australian musical landscape”.
Thompson is touring with his band for the first time in three years to launch his brand new single “London Coffee”, a taste from his forthcoming 8th studio album.
“London Coffee” is a song dedicated in loving memory to Sydney singer-songwriter Mick Hart, who tragically passed away in 2020. Hart and Thompson were good friends, touring the UK and Europe a lot together, forging a path for themselves as independent, down to earth, “can I please sleep on your couch” acoustic artists. The song’s a window into that life; it’s intensity but also the connections made:
“in and out of bars, late nights and cars, friends who gave us all we own”
Hart gave Thompson his first gig in London, and the lyrics sing of a London coffee they had together one morning on tour. It’s a tribute to Hart, but also a tribute to all the Australian independent, un-backed artists who have headed off on the road to try and get their music heard.
Check out of this country’s most enduring and loved, independent acoustic artists, who’s taken his music to the word and won a legion of fans in the process.