Photograph Tobin Lush 2020

Let Loose the Beating Birds

Written and recorded over two years with the wizards at Wizard Tone. Jen Lush’s new album of all new original material is currently being mixed. Look out for single releases over the coming months and the full LP in spring this year. — Until then videos from The Nights Insomnia below.


The Night’s Insomnia is a dark, open and achingly beautiful album. A smart project that builds songs from the words of 12 contemporary Australian poets from around the country. Works that evoke the feeling and space that keep us awake in the black hours. That place where the fight of thought comes in from the edges of everything.

Poets include: Cate Kennedy / Kevin Brophy / Esther Ottaway / Ali Cobby Eckermann / David Brooks / Steve Brock / Juan Garrido-Salgado / Jill Jones / Ouyang Yu / Nathan Curnow / Kathryn Hummel / Renee Pettitt-Schipp with an introduction by Cath Kenneally.

Audio online here or Spotify or search Jen Lush in iTunes.

Jen Lush with Tara Carragher, Chris Parkinson, Richard Coates, Robyn Chalklen and Mark Seddon.