Friday, December 28, 2012

Fave records of 2012

Recently I was asked by the blog 'Timber and Steel' to write a coupla lines about my favourite record of 2012. I found it really tough to choose this year. Last year it was definitely Kurt Vile's 'Smoke Ring for My Halo', the year before it was 'High Violet' by The National. Eventually, after much deliberation, I picked 'Something' by Chairlift...

Check out my piece here, alongside pieces from folks like Sarah Blasko, Bob Evans, Jen Cloher, Gossling, Husky, Piers Twomey, Achoo! Bless You and a stack more.

And below is a list of 20 albums that I loved this year. So if you're feeling like a shopping spree, you should hop on iTunes or get yer butt to a record store, buy my record (ha!) and buy these ;-P

In no particular order:

Bat For Lashes - 'The Haunted Man'
First Aid Kit - 'The Lion's Roar'
Tame Impala - 'Lonerism'
Grizzly Bear - 'Shields'
Jens Lekman - 'I Know What Love Isn't'
Divine Fits - 'A Thing Called Divine Fits'
Frank Ocean - 'Channel Orange'
Richard Hawley - 'Standing at the Sky's Edge'
Hot Chip - 'In Our Heads'
Cat Power - 'Sun'
Something for Kate - 'Leave Your Soul to Science'
The Tallest Man on Earth - 'There's No Leaving Now'
Chairlift - 'Something'
Sharon Van Etten - 'Tramp'
Father John Misty - 'Fear Fun'
Jonathan Boulet - 'We Keep the Beat...'
Dirty Projectors - 'Swing Lo Magellan'
Sigur Ros - 'Valtari' 
The Presets - 'Pacifica'
Dirty Three - 'Toward the Low Sun'

There are also a few records I had recommended to me that I haven't had the chance to listen to properly yet. Including the newies by Diiv, Melody's Echo Chamber, Ariel Pink, Grand Salvo, Lotus Plaza and Lambchop.

A lotta good music this year!!

Happy holidays,

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Final gigs for 2012

Hi all,

Thanks very much for all your support through 2012. Here's wishing you and your families a safe and happy Xmas/New Year.

I've got just two more Sydney shows before taking a bit of a break. Hope to see you!

THIS Wed 19th Dec - FBi Social (w/ The Late Night Sound, Johnny Took, James Thomson and Alex Guthrie)
248 William Street, Sydney
$10 entry on the door. From 7pm. All proceeds to FBi.

Thurs 20th Dec - The Standard (w/ Achoo! Bless You, Maples & Piers Twomey)
383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst
$5 entry on the door. From 8pm.

Monday, November 12, 2012

New shows announced!

Excited to announce I'll be performing the following dates in Sydney and Melbourne through Nov/Dec...!

Thurs 15th Nov - Rock Lily @ The Star, with Tim Hart (Boy and Bear)
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, Sydney
FREE entry. Edward Deer onstage 8:30pm.

Wed 21st Nov - The Vanguard (w/ Atlas B Salvesen for his EP launch)
42 King Street, Newtown, Sydney
8pm. Tix selling fast here

Thurs 29th Nov - The Gasometer (w/ Gabriel Lynch & Kate Walker)
484 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne
8pm. $10 entry at the door.
Mebourne album launch and my only VIC show for 2012!

Friday 30th Nov - Notes, Newtown (Laughing Outlaw Xmas Party)
75 Enmore Road, Newtown
Edward Deer onstage 9pm. Tix here

Thurs 6th Dec - Seizure Magazine Showcase @ 107 Projects
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Tix here

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A good song

My friend Atlas B Salvesen has just released a great new tune that I wanted to share... It's the first single from his forthcoming debut EP....

And Sydney folk - I'll be returning to the Vanguard in Newtown to do a gig with Atlas on Nov 21. Tix can be purchased through

I've actually got a bunch of shows coming up that I'll be announcing very soon. In the meantime, if you've yet to check out my album, it can be found on the Australian iTunes store HERE!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Album out now!

Well folks, after 18 months of writing, recording, tweaking, sweating, agonising, teeth-gnashing, back-aching, overthinking, freaking out, obsessing, bleeding and crying (ok, maybe not those last two) - my debut album is finally released!

Australian buyers can get the album in all fine record stores or ordered to your door via JB Hi-Fi by clicking here
International buyers can get it via my label's website here

There seems to be some sort of delay with the iTunes release, but hopefully that'll be rectified within a matter of days. Will let you know.


Friday, August 10, 2012

My Sydney album launch

Howdy folks!

Excited to announce that on Thursday September 6th, I'll be doing a very special show at The Vanguard in Newtown to launch my debut album 'About Monsters' (which is due to be released the next day - Friday September 7).

Opening the show will be Jess Chalker and La'i.

More info and pre-sale tix can be found HERE

Hope you can join me!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Album cover

'Washed Ashore' on iTunes + Sydney shows this week

Howdy folks.

'Washed Ashore' is now on iTunes and can be found by clicking here!!

Also, I have two Sydney shows this week...

This Thurs July 19 I play The Annandale alongside Sister Jane, Fanny Lumsden and The Dreamboats.  If you visit the Facebook event here and click 'Attending', then you'll be put on the guest list for $5 entry.

Then Sat July 21 I'm at The Standard in Surry Hills with Furnace & The Fundamentals, Bell Weather Dept and Thieves. Cheap pre-sale tix for this gig can be found here

I'll be on at 8pm sharp at both gigs.

x E

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My fave records of 2012 so far

Well, the year's half over and I can feel the voracious music consumer + 'list nerd' parts of my personality coming to the fore. The following records have given me great pleasure so far in 2012, in no particular order...

Hot Chip - 'In Our Heads'
First Aid Kit - 'The Lion's Roar'
Dirty Three - 'Toward the Low Sun'
Chairlift - 'Something'
Sharon Van Etten - 'Tramp'
Bowerbirds - 'The Clearing'
Father John Misty - 'Fear Fun'
Gaz Coombes - 'Hear Come the Bombs'
James Thomson - 'James Thomson'
Jonathan Boulet - 'We Keep the Beat...'
The Tallest Man on Earth - 'There's No Leaving Now'
Dirty Projectors - 'Swing Lo Magellan'
Sigur Ros - 'Valtari'

Friday, July 6, 2012

Discarded album titles

I thought I'd share a bunch of titles that I considered for my album but ultimately decided against. Why do this? Well, sometimes you gotta purge! Also, it's currently 5am in my part of the world and a head cold is keeping me awake. I am beyond clogged up. It feels like the Kardashians have taken up residence in my sinuses. So here you go...

Discarded album titles
Single Frames
Nostalgia for a Time I Never Lived In
A Walk Down to the Railroad
The Eavesdrop
18th Century Flight 

While I'm here, this happened yesterday - - nice!

And I should add that if you've been digging 'Washed Ashore', feel free to leave me a review over here -

Til next time!

Friday, June 22, 2012

My new single!

Excited to announce that the first single from my forthcoming debut album can now be streamed online. Here's the link - 

It'll be up on iTunes etc sometime next week. A few people have been asking about the lyrics, so here they are... 

Washed Ashore

With open arms, we criticise
Then pass the blame and apologise
Go read a book, or step outside
We do our best to run and hide.

Pigs might fly and a comet could break the sky
But I could never doubt you
To try and save my pride
To stem the tide
To compromise.

We wash ashore, our bodies tired
Then we evolve and multiply
I’ll clean the stove, you stoke the fire
We don’t complain, we just perspire.

Hell might freeze, and the earth could fall to its knees
But I could never doubt you
To try and save my pride
To stem the tide
To compromise.

Monday, June 11, 2012

An update

I know this blog has been lying dormant as of late, but I've finally finished my record so I'll be updating pretty regularly from now on. I'm 90% sure that my album will be called '18th Century Flight' and I'm 100% sure that it's set for Australian release this September through Laughing Outlaw Records. I'll be uploading a new single called 'Washed Ashore' within the next week or so. Stay tuned...!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Upcoming Sydney shows

Kicking off 2012 with a few local gigs, starting this Tuesday...

TUES 17 JAN - FACTORY FLOOR, 105 Victoria Road Marrickville (w/ Gabriel Lynch, Caitlin Harnett and Achoo! Bless You). I'm onstage 9:30pm. Tix $10 on the door, or pre-sale here.

SUN 5 FEB - THE ANNANDALE (w/ Jamie Hutchings, Charlie Horse, Wilding and James Thomson). Tix on door.

FRI 10 FEB - NOTES, NEWTOWN (Suzy Connelly album launch). Tix here.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

The 12th Song

Happy new year all!

With 2011 over, so too is my free-song-a-month experiment. It's been an interesting ride and I'll blog some reflections on the whole thing soon.

Meanwhile, please find over on the left (or in your inbox if you're on the list) - a new song called 'Bailey'.

In addition to working on this tune, I've been busy trying to complete my debut album, which should (*hopefully*) be ready soon and will be released through Laughing Outlaw Records within the coming months.

My next gig is at the Factory in Marrickville for Gabriel Lynch's album launch on Tues Jan 17. Tix HERE

As always, thanks so much for listening.