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Lachlan Hawkins to launch his debut studio handpan album entitled “No Enemy Within”, JUNE 26… pre-order now via Bandcamp!

Brisbane-based drummer & handpan artist Lachlan Hawkins is excited to announce the release of his highly-anticipated debut studio album, No Enemy Within, to be launched on Sunday June 24th at the intimate listening room of The Green Owl. This project sees Lachlan step away from his comfort zone of the drums to explore his own voice as a songwriter together with the meditative sounds of the handpan. With plans of touring around the country later this year, Lachlan will first launch the album in his hometown of Brisbane with a full band show, performing at the The Green Owl on Sunday June 24th, 7pm (with support by Jo Davie) before releasing this original music to the public on Tuesday June 26th

Over the last 7 years, Lachlan has called the drum kit ‘home’, performing as a sideman with some of the country’s finest musicians including James Morrison, Peter Combe, Elly Hoyt, Melissa Western and the Queensland Pops Orchestra. However, No Enemy Within marks the start of Lachlan’s new path as an artist, exploring songwriting and the intriguing sounds of the 21st-century Swiss-made steel sound sculpture known as the ‘handpan’. With the handpan still growing as an artform, the album invites listeners to experience a sound that has been explored very little in this part of the world. The healing tones of the instrument are the centrepiece of this recording; however, the uplifting messages of the album – and themes of family, self-acceptance, presence and loss – have been brought to life by some of Australia’s finest young musicians including New York-based vocalist Olivia Chindamo and Jo Davie, a rising star in the national folk landscape. The recording process itself has been close to a 3-year collaboration with renowned Brisbane producer Steve Thornely; together, they have crafted new ways of recording this rare instrument and have created an accessible collection of music that appeals to people from all walks of life and musical tastes – particularly folk and world music lovers, jazz enthusiasts and supporters of sound healing and meditation-like soundscapes.

No Enemy Within will be available for streaming and download via Lachlan’s official website and all major music streaming services from Tuesday June 24th.

Lead SINGLE, “No Enemy Within”, available now via iTunes HERE 

Lachlan Hawkins: No Enemy Within to be released on Tuesday JUNE 26th!