When Radio 2 makes your debut UK album their Album of the Week and start playing your debut single on steady primetime rotation, you know it's going well. Southern hemisphere folk pop superstar Brooke Fraser has already made quite an impression in her native New Zealand and now it's our turn.
The UK debut record, 'Flags', is in fact Fraser's third. Her first - 'What to Do With Daylight' - debuted in New Zealand at number one, remaining in her native top ten for a year, and eventually went eight times platinum. Fraser was still just 19.
Her success reached US shores following stints supporting David Bowie and John Mayer. Fraser's second album, 'Albertine', made the Billboard Top 100 chart and reached No 5 on the digital album chart. The new single, 'Betty', the second taken from the UK debut record, is released in July and an autumn headline tour follows, Fraser having played to full houses at London's Union Chapel and Cadogan Hall earlier in 2011.
The first of five dates will be in Brighton 4th October, followed by London (Shepherd's Bush), Birmingham and Manchester, before ending in Glasgow on Tuesday 11th October.
Tickets are on sale Friday 13th May at 9AM, prices starting at £15 (£18.50 for London).