“I’ve done a lot of things. I’ve played in many bands, recorded many albums, hit the skins,
banged a guitar, written songs, sung bv’s, loaded vans, boarded planes, lost luggage and lost
and found my mind. But I’ve never done my own thing. And I’ve always wanted to do my own
thing. So now I am.”
Kit Warhurst is best known as the drummer in seminal Australian group Rocket Science, but
after the release of singles Nothing In Melbourne and Rose Red City, is now a solo artist in his
His debut solo album, Colour Wheel, was recorded in Melbourne. Kit both produced and played
all the instruments on the record, capturing them in only one or two takes. The result is an
album that has all the electricity, chemistry and biting authenticity of a band playing together in a
room. The album was mixed by Jeremy Glover (Julian Casablancas &The Voidz, Crystal
Castles, Liars, The Devastations) in Berlin.
The title, Colour Wheel, comes from the album track of the same name. The song is a note to
self to not get entrenched in the every day routines, and instead revel in making art and music.
The album is this idea writ large. Kit began this project as a personal challenge; in order to
produce, he had to shut out the distractions and pressures of daily life to get back to the
simplicity of making music. He wanted to create an existence with a full colour palette and spin
his music making his own way. And somewhere along the way, he hit the jackpot.
The result is an album drenched in irresistible melody, power pop choruses and ’70s garage
guitars, all propelled by Kit’s astute songwriting. It is also an honest, raw, sometimes
heartbreaking, occasionally brutal, sometimes beautiful record.
In terms of Kit’s musical growth, Colour Wheel completes his picture.
Kit launches “Colour Wheel” on Saturday the 1st of April at Easey Street Concert Hall in
Collingwood with his band featuring Brooke Penrose on drums and Alex Gray on bass, with
special guest Kate Alexander.
Kit Warhurst’s first two singles filled the airwaves via Triple R, PBS and Double J, and now he’s back with
his third song from his soon to be released solo album. Oliver Never Knew Sunshine is a slice of wonderful
guitar pop that belies its dark lyrical heart.
Oliver’s tale is a common one. To others, Oliver chooses the wrong path, makes bad decisions and will
never feel the sweet sunshine of success he craves. Little do they know it’s the assumption that their own
way of life is best for others, that quashes the dreams, creativity and spark of the Olivers of this world.
But this song is a celebration of Oliver’s growth. When Oliver stops listening to the judgement of others, he
will succeed, and finally bask in the sun’s glorious warmth.
And then, much to the naysayers’ disbelief, he will be just fine.
Oliver Never Knew Sunshine is released on Sunshine Club Records in support of his Debut Album Colour
Single launch for Rose Red City
Friday the 18th of March 2016
The Workers Club
51 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Here it is, the launch of the second single ‘Rose Red City’ from the upcoming debut Kit Warhurst album. First single ‘Nothing In Melbourne’ recieved fantastic local radio support from Triple R and PBS as well as further afield on Double J. This new song continues to reveal the Kit Warhurst sound.
Joining Kit onstage again are the most excellent Brooke Penrose (Saint Jude) on the tubs and Alex Gray (Wilding) on bass.
Special Guests are ace Melbourne acts –
Maps Of Tasmania & Plague Doctor
Single Release – Rose Red City
Following the breakout success of his debut solo single Nothing In Melbourne, which gained extensive airplay on Triple R, PBS and Double J, Kit Warhurst, best known as the drummer in seminal Australian group Rocket Science, is set to launch his second single, Rose Red City.
Produced again by Kit and mixed by Jeremy Glover (Julian Casablancas & The Voidz, Crystal Castles, Liars, The Devastations) in Berlin, this song showcases Kit’s knack for an irresistible melody and a power pop chorus, this time inspired by the work of New Zealand born Australian artist Rosalie Gascoigne – Rose Red City #07.
Rosalie Gascoigne made striking collages using raw, everyday, found objects. As an artist she created works of great visual beauty using the mundane. “I’m a fan of her work” Kit says. “Her punk aesthetic of finding rough discarded objects and rearranging them into art, opened up an inner dialogue on the good the bad and the ugly of living in the city. Cities can ignite you but they can also suck the life out of you. Rose Red City is about searching for your place within the whole great big noise. And it’s a great name for a song.”
The filmclip is also inspired by Gascoigne with filmmakers Andrew McKenzie (singer from Melbourne band Legends of Motorsport) and Linda Maiden mirroring her technique by layering the objects of every day city life — suburban brick walls, concrete footpaths, corrugated iron fences – into a visually dynamic, pop art form.
Kit launches Rose Red City on Friday the 18th of March at The Workers Club in Fitzroy with his band featuring Brooke Penrose (Saint Jude) on the tubs and Alex Gray (Wilding) on bass, with special guests, Maps Of Tasmania and Plague Doctor.
Rose Red City will also be available as a split 7 inch with Kit’s first single, Nothing In Melbourne.
Kit is performing his debut show and single launch of “Nothing In Melbourne” at the Old Bar in Melbourne. Joining him onstage will be Brooke Penrose (Saint Jude) on drums and Alex Gray (Wilding, Acts Revelations) on bass. Special guests on the night, with their brilliant powerpop, are The Bowers.
Kit Warhurst “Nothing In Melbourne” single launch
Thursday 26th November
The Old Bar
74 Johnston St, Fitzroy
With Special Guests The Bowers