Back Yourself was made over a twelve-month period at locations around Tasmania and Victoria. It was predominantly recorded with producer Chris Townend (Augie March, Daniel Johns, Tim Finn, Portishead) at his White Light studio, located on the edge of Tasmania’s Huon Valley.
Back Yourself features guest appearances by well-known Australian guitarist and songwriter Jeff Lang, Peter “Blackie” Black of underground legends The Hard Ons, and Something for Kate drummer Clint Hyndman. Melbourne based jazz saxophone virtuoso Julien Wilson and his BeeforChicken Quartet act as the backing band on two tracks, “The First Sign Of Madness” and “I Need You”. Wilson has played on all three of Salter’s albums.
Other key personnel include regular collaborator Seja Vogel (Regurgitator) on synthesizer and vocals, vocalist Gemma Sharard (Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats) and Tasmanian based drummer Sam Dowson (Lawless Quartet, Mephistopheles, Lazer Baby, Milquebarth).
Back Yourself continues some of Salter’s long held thematic preoccupations - love, dreams, armageddon, video games, the ocean and the stars, the intersection of myth and science, and the nature of reality itself.
Salter is currently touring nationally in support of the album, with five Tassie shows to scheduled for November:
Thurs 9 Launceston TAS / St John Craft Beer (solo)
Fri 10 Ulverstone TAS / The Wharf (solo)
Fri 10 Sheffield TAS / Mountain Mumma (solo)
Sat 11 Swansea TAS / House Show (solo)
Sun 19 Hobart TAS / MONA