Tunnel at the End of the Light

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Tunnel at the End of the Light
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Studio album by
Released17 July 2015
StudioTender Trap Studios
LabelTex Perkins and the Dark Horses, Inertia
Tex Perkins chronology
Everyone's Alone
Tunnel at the End of the Light

Tunnel at the End of the Light is a studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses. The album was released in July 2015 and peaked at number 52 on the ARIA Charts.

The Dark Horses are made up of Charlie Owen, Joel Silbersher, Murray Patterson, Stephen Hadley and Gus Agars.[1]

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Sydney Morning Herald3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
The Bragg3/5 stars[4]

Jane Rocca from Sydney Morning Herald said "Tex Perkins trades his signature growl for existential lusting" adding "[it] is dressed in a glorious 1970s reverb and packed with slowed-down riffs. It's held together by a blues enthusiasm and follows 2012's Everyone's Alone."[2]

Everett True from The Guardian said "The album is fine, faultless in a way – languid, regretful and steeped in the lore of the open land, the sound of closing prison gates welcoming in the melancholy title track."[3]

Spencer Scott from The Bragg said "Tunnel at the End of the Light opens with the sounds of an uneasy night in the outback, as a lonesome whistle takes centre stage, rolling through the hills. It instantly takes you back to an old Western, one in which Tex Perkins is more than happy to play the cowboy." adding "Perkins and co. have rustled up another bunch of well-crafted songs."[4]

Leading Edge music described the album as "gently bubbling sonics gurgling underneath spacious rhythms, sweetly simple repetitive guitars, lush backing harmonies and brooding bass lines."[1]

Track listing[]

1."Oh Lucky Me"5:19
2."All Is Quiet"
  • Paterson
  • Perkins
3."Tunnel at the End of the Light"
  • Perkins
4."Right Here in Front of You"
  • Perkins
5."They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
  • Gareth Mortimer
6."Slide on By"
  • Perkins
  • Joel Silbersher
7."The View South"
  • Paterson
8."Un Sound"
  • Perkins
9."Last Words"
  • Perkins


Charts (2015) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 52[5]

Release history[]

Region Date Format Edition(s) Label Catalogue
Australia July 2015
  • CD
  • Digital download[6]
Standard Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses, Inertia DHR003


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Tunnel at the End of the Light". Leading Edge Music. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b Roca, Jane (22 July 2015). "Album Review – Tunnel at the End of the Light: The Dark Horses ride on under Tex Perkins". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b True, Everett (19 July 2015). "Tex Perkins and The Dark Horses: Tunnel at the End of the Light review – a very male album". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Scott, Spencer (July 2015). "Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses: Tunnel At The End Of The Light". The Bragg. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (25 July 2015). "ARIA Albums: Tame Impala Currents Debuts At No. 1". Noise11. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Tunnel at the End of the Light (DD)". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
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