In the back half of 2017, after nearly a decade of chaos and carnage fronting one of the most successful bands of the ’00s, and a few quiet years living in Berlin, Milan and Como, Nic Cester returned to the fray with Sugar Rush – his debut solo album. Produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age) and recorded with his amazing all-Italian live touring band The Milano Elettrica, Sugar Rush melds soul, blues, lost Italian soundtracks and sheer musicianship.
Following the release of Sugar Rush, Nic and his band toured the world. A number of shows were recorded, and Nic now brings us Live Across Europe – a live album recorded in Bologna, Koln, Munich, and at the iconic Castello Sforzesco in Milan (a 15th century castle built by the Duke Of Milan at the time). Live Across Europe will be released on 19 June, and is available to pre-order now.
Today, Nic Cester releases a live video for ‘God Knows’, recorded at Castello Sforzesco. Nic says, “it’s probably my favourite tune on the album, certainly my favourite to perform with my live band, the Milano Elettrica. What began as a simple blues tune became a pretty epic, brooding, James Bond-esque number.” Nic Cester will perform ‘God Knows’ live from Milan for tonight’s State Of Music event.
Sugar Rush was welcomed by music lovers everywhere, with Cester’s knack for arrangements and melody and one of the most powerful voices in rock ‘n’ roll celebrated.
“Classy production, fuel-injected singing and brilliance as a songwriter…”
– Rolling Stone
“Nic Cester is back with something different, and brilliant”– Sydney Morning Herald
“One of the most intriguing and eclectic rock albums of the year”– Music Feeds