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									                                           ‘I Never Knew’
                           The new single from Sarah Blasko
                                        Released 2nd August 2010
                                  From the album ‘As Day Follows Night’

                    "Lovely and thoughtful." “Plaintive, understated but hook-laden.” - Q Magazine

   “Sarah Blasko’s third solo album is a perfectly pitched affair …intimate yet poppy, delicate yet emotionally full-
                                   blooded.” "A gentle beauty." - Daily Telegraph

Bewitching folk-pop songstress Sarah Blasko’s new single is an aching tale of two lovers who must go separate ways.
With a smoky jazz-club backing of a funereally-paced Balearic drum, the acclaimed Australian laments the agonising
choice to let an unhappy lover leave her over desolate strings and double-bass. “I never knew it would hurt like this
to let someone go against my wishes / All I can do is hope and pray that you’ll find your way.” With naked lyrics
exposing her fragile state, it is Blasko’s inimitable vocal delivery that pours the emotion into the song – she is both
hushed and delicate and yet impassioned and heart-wrenching.

Since making her long-overdue bow on our shores in April with her third album, the phenomenal ‘As Day Follows
Night’, Sarah Blasko’s intelligent lyrics and mature musicianship have drawn great critical acclaim including features
in Q Magazine, Mojo Magazine and The Independent. Her unique stage presence and accomplished live
performances have also gained attention - she has toured with fellow Australians The Temper Trap and performed
at The Great Escape festival in Brighton and her own headline show in London. Sarah has also recorded radio
sessions for Janice Long on Radio 2 and Lauren Laverne on 6Music and performed on BBC2’s Newsnight.

The album itself has received phenomenal reviews, both here, in her home country and throughout Europe.
Released in Australia in July 2009, ‘As Day Follows Night’ was voted Album of the Year by Triple J Radio, while Sarah
was nominated for an impressive five ARIAs, winning for Best Female. Produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn &
John, it sees Blasko boldly drop the electronic influences of her earlier work for an almost entirely acoustic album
with influences ranging from Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Talking Heads.
Sarah’s goal was to make “pure, elemental songs played on acoustic instruments. (She) didn’t want to hide the lyrics
behind electronics or effects pedals” - ‘I Never Knew’ is just one of the many exceptional results.

With appearances at V Festival and Secret Garden Party already lined up for the summer, Sarah Blasko is set for her
first headline tour of the UK at the end of the year at the following dates:
Tuesday 16 November – Joiners, Southampton
Wednesday 17 November – Electric Ballroom, London
Friday 19 November – King Tut’s, Glasgow
Sunday 21 November – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Monday 22 November – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Tuesday 23 November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Wednesday 24 November – Audio, Brighton
Friday 26 November – The Louisiana, Bristol
Tickets £8 (£12.50 London) plus booking fee.
www.gigsandtours.com 0871 22 00 260 / www.seetickets.com 0870 264 3333 / Glasgow www.gigsinscotland.com 08444 999 990

“She has the rare ability to suspend you in that bittersweet state between heartbreak and heart-swell” “A musical
gem” - Grazia

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