The Safety of Life at Sea are set to perform at Inland Sea of Sound in late February, where the band is expected to have copies of their long-awaited new album for sale.
The O'Connell/Sydney group's third record, Let the River Go, is the first collection of music by the band recorded entirely at 'The Boatshed', the home studio of band members Kris Schubert and Lian Wong.
Schubert said the group, which also includes Stephen Helman and Tony Bibby, will perform numerous songs off the album at Inland Sea of Sound, and is excited to hear how audiences respond to the new material.
"The new album has a different sound and feel from our past records; there's a lot more range," he said.
"Some songs feature just one or two people, while others feature nine musicians playing multiple instruments, so there's certainly a larger focus on collaboration this time around."
"Our last album, Foxy's Farm [released in 2017], was essentially our live sound put straight to record, but this album certainly highlights our comfort in a studio environment, which allowed us to push the sound in many different directions."
The band's sound incorporates a wide range of genres, including blues, soul, funk and Motown.
An official release date for Let the River Go is expected to be announced in the near future, with the album's cover, designed by Wong, revealed last week.
"I've been enjoying the process of finding musicians from further afield, and it has the makings of another exciting project, so stay tuned," he said.
The Safety of Life at Sea will perform at Inland Sea of Sound on Wednesday, February 24 on the BMEC City Hall stage, alongside reggae/dub groovers Sub-Tribe and fellow local act The Mirandas.
"The scaled-back version will return the festival to its roots, and I'm excited to see how it all comes together," Schubert said.
For more information on The Safety of Life at Sea, visit the band's Facebook page.
For more information on Inland Sea of Sound, visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au.