Off the back of the LA album release of Cast of Yesterday, alt folk rock musician Tim Wheatley is excited to be returning to Australia to promote his second single, ‘The Heathen‘.

With a driving groove juxtaposed by Wheatley’s distinct smooth vocals and bluesy harmonica, the new song offers a glimpse into the world of Tim Wheatley during his early days in LA. “When I moved to Los Angeles, I found myself getting a little to swept up in the night life,” he explains. “It’s a song about a few people I met around the same old haunts and some of the unsavoury things they would get up to…. I’m excited to be releasing this one as it’s probably the best indication of the direction I am heading in musically.”

‘The Heathen’ was recorded with Paul McKercher at Hot House in Melbourne and mixed with Niko Bolas at Capitol Records in Hollywood. The video was shot in LA by Peter A. Holland and directed by Martin Copping. It stars Helena Vestergaard and Ryan Porter who play Tim’s unholy companions as they trawl the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. A pretty girl and a motorbike – what more do you want?

After receiving such a welcoming response when playing to packed-out venues around Australia in August, Tim is pumped to be heading back home for his east coast tour.

TIM WHEATLEY ‘HEATHEN’ LAUNCH SHOWS:

Wed 25 Nov
The Batch Brewery, Marrickville

Sat 28 Nov
Haycock Theatre, Gosford

Wed 02 Dec
Panthers, Penrith

Thur 03 Dec
Lizottes, Newcastle

Fri 04 Dec
Deewhy RSL, Deewhy

Sat 05 Dec
The Basement, Sydney

For more info and to book tickets, head to http://www.timwheatley.net.