Australia’s foremost maverick poet Peter Bibby returns today with “Work for Arseholes.” The new single will feature on his second studio album Grand Championavailable Friday, September 28 via Spinning Top Records (POND, GUM) | Caroline. His debut album, Butcher / Hairdresser / Beautician, originally released only in Australia is now available globally for the first time.
“Work for Arseholes” is a song about bad habits, self-reflection and pride, for better or worse. “I wrote it to make myself feel better about being a thirsty, unemployed insomniac whilst sitting in my bedroom in Northcote, Victoria. It didn’t make me feel that much better, however I have, for the most part, avoided working for arseholes ever since and I see that as a great success,” says Bibby of the track.
Directed by Peter Bibby & Billy Bowen and filmed in his hometown of Perth, the visual accompaniment offers a seductive glimpse to the parallel universe of a musician.
A bastard of an album that is lucky to see the light of day, Grand Champion was recorded largely in Perth. “It was interrupted by a gruelling return trip across the Nullarbor from Perth-Melbourne in a car that would have been better as a storage container, taking two months rather than the expected two weeks. This was only one of many setbacks with the completion of this record however we got there in the end,” muses Bibby.