Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 11th Song

Hi all,

Two weeks late this month with my free song, but I'm glad I took the extra time to tweak it.

Over on the left (or in yr inbox if you're already on the list), you'll find my cover of the Tom Waits tune 'Clap Hands', originally from his seminal 1985 album 'Rain Dogs'. This is the song (and album) that got me into Waits.

Hope you dig my version.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

My 10 fave records of 2011

In no particular order...

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Gotye - Making Mirrors
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Active Child - You Are All I See
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
TV On The Radio - Nine Types of Light
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Ernest Ellis & The Panamas - Kings Canyon
Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Honourable mentions...

Tom Waits - Bad As Me
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
James Blake - James Blake

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Some news

Hi all.

Recently I was fortunate enough to have my music featured on 'Projections', an excellent national photography competition.

My song 'Stealing Shadows' was paired with 'Mirror Mirror' - a stunning series of images from a brilliant young photographer named Emma Rose Sailah. Emma and I subsequently decided it would be a good idea to put this collaboration online.

You can check it out on Vimeo HERE, or on YouTube HERE.

Special thanks must go to Carla Orsatti for the opportunity.

In other news, I've got a show coming up at the Factory Floor in Marrickville on Jan 17, supporting Melbourne singer/songwriter Gabriel Lynch for his album launch. You can pre-purchase tix for only $10 HERE.

Meanwhile, I'm working intensely on the 11th song in my song-a-month project (which is already a week late!). Should be complete sometime over the next few days.

Thanks for listening/watching,