On March 1, Robert Forster will release his new solo album Inferno. It’s only his third LP since The Go-Betweens’ reunion was cut tragically short by the death of songwriting partner Grant McLennan from a heart attack in 2006. But as the press release states, “Forster only makes records when he feels he has the songs – on Inferno, he has nine he totally believes in.”
That’s not to say it’s a lavish, slaved-over record – Forster’s songs are still concise, effortless and witty, offering wry reflections on ageing, climate change and his own cult status, as well as a window into his morning routine: “I swing my feet from the bed to the floor / ‘I’ve got another day’ I tell myself as I cross the floor“.
And now’s your chance to find out more about the proclivities of the Brisbane indie legend, as he’s agreed to answer questions from Uncut readers for a forthcoming Audience With feature. So what would you like to ask the eminent singer/songwriter, guitarist, music critic, memoirist and godfather of Australian indie (or perhaps simply the father – his son Louis is in promising up-and-comers The Goon Sax)?
Email your questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday (January 11) – the best ones will be put to Forster, with his answers published in a future issue of Uncut.
The March 2019 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with New Order on the cover. Inside, you’ll find Pete Shelley (RIP), our massive 2019 albums preview, Sharon Van Etten, Mark Knopfler, Paul Simonon, John Martyn, Steve Gunn and much more. Our 15-track CD also showcases the best of the month’s new music, including Bruce Springsteen, William Tyler and the Dream Syndicate.