The Wainwright Sisters will be releasing their anticipated new album Songs In The Dark this November, on the back of Martha Wainwright‘s Australian tour.

Although they’re sisters, Martha and Lucy Wainwright Roche didn’t grow up together. Aside from genetics, their true bond was a musical one, both growing up in families steeped in songwriting.

Their prospective mothers would sing them lullabies (Kate McGarrigle to Martha, and Suzzy Roche to Lucy), and now, to honour that – 30 years later – Martha and Lucy are singing many of these same songs, some penned by their mothers and father (Loudon Wainwright III) including songs that shaped their childhoods, made famous by the likes of Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rogers.

When Martha and Lucy grew up and become songwriters of their own, they discovered their physical separation was trumped by their shared musical DNA. On Songs In The Dark, this is captured in its elemental essence: dark, mysterious, and beautiful.

Martha Wainwright will be heading to Australia next week with the production of A State Of Grace: A Tribute to Tim And Jeff Buckley. Whilst here she will also be performing three very special intimate solo shows mid-September.


Saturday 19 September
Meeniyan Town Hall, VIC

Sunday 20 September
Thornbury Theatre, VIC

Friday 2 October
The Basement, NSW


Wednesday 23 September
Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC

Friday 25 September
QPAC Concert Hall, QLD

Saturday 26 September
QPAC Concert Hall, QLD

Sunday 27 September
Enmore Theatre, NSW

Tuesday 29 September 29
Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC

Wednesday 30 September
Canberra Theatre Centre, ACT

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Songs In The Dark – Track List

01. Prairie Lullaby
02. Hobo’s Lullaby
03. El Condor Pasa
04. Lullaby
05. Lullaby For A Doll
06. Runs In The Family
07. Baby Rocking Medley
08. Screaming Issue
09. Long Lankin
10. Our Mother The Mountain
11. End Of The Rainbow
12. Dusty Skies
13. All The Pretty Horses
14. Russian Lullaby
15. Do You Love An Apple
16. Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Songs In The Dark is out Friday 13 November on MapleMusic via Inertia.