The Double Sunrise

Label Pacific Theatre Genre Oz & NZ Cat no. pt2cdx


Informed by the romanticism and mythology of the South Pacific region and the Exotica musical genre, 'The Double Sunrise' sees Lance Ferguson once again don his Lanu guise for the first time since 2011's 'Her 12 Faces'. Ferguson is best known as the founder and guitarist of Australia's most successful Soul / Funk act, The Bamboo's, who have released seven acclaimed studio albums since 2006. Most recently, however, Ferguson's distinctive guitar playing was heard on 'This Girl', the song by the Melbourne organ trio, Cookin On 3 Burners, that became a worldwide smash single after being remixed by French producer, Kungs. 'The Double Sunrise' is Ferguson's most personal project to date. The history of the South Seas, both real and imagined, seeps through the album. It's a place with a very real connection to Ferguson, including a direct one through his grandfather, guitarist Bill Wolfgramm, one of the region's most important musical pioneers, as well as what was once the most beautiful and opulent aviation route in the world. As on 'Her 12 Faces', Megan Washington contributes vocals and co-writes half the album. French chanteuse Melanie Pain (long-time vocalist with esteemed French electronica act Nouvelle Vague) guests on two tracks, and The Melbourne Samoan Choir make a soul stirring appearance on the track 'Aranui'.