Axle Whitehead is best known for flopping out his ding-a-ling at the ARIA Awards two years ago but now it’s all tucked away and as a result a new single called I Don’t Do Surprises is being released.

Out this Saturday 8 March, the song could be interpreted as a parody of his ARIA Awards exposure but he said it’s all total coincidence and has nothing to do with his leaving Channel 10.

Lyrically it’s about infidelity and going over the same ground and making the same mistake twice in a relationship, he told SSO.

The B-side track Maybe I Was Wrong is also about commitment issues in a relationship and screwing things up.

It may be a new endeavour being in front of the Dictaphone but this ex-Video Hits presenter is enjoying the life of a musician once again. His album Losing Sleep is set to be released mid-year.

This album will be a mixture of genres.

The album is really strong and there’s a lot of light and shade. The beauty about it is that it’s an eclectic mix with funk and drum and bass to country and electro, Whitehead said.

Last year was a year to grow as a musician and I’ve already played a lot of instruments and it was a chance to draw from all the different musical genres I listen to.

His sound varies from a passionate jazz tone to influences from the likes of Johnny Cash, Sting and Beck. The album will be released by Roadshow Music and was produced by Robert Conley.

So what actually happened at the ARIA Awards?

I just thought it was fun at the time and I don’t mind having a nudie run once in a while. It was all filmed but it didn’t actually go to air and it was a day I would rather forget, he said.

Apparently it got over 2,000 hits in two days on YouTube before it was deleted and I’ve tried to get a copy of it but they won’t let me.

In the meantime, an album tour is on the horizon for Whitehead and he hopes the gay community will love the new song.

I hope everyone had a happy Mardi Gras and I’m looking forward to playing for everyone at the clubs and pubs.

See www.myspace.com/axlewhitehead.

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