closing date: 8 Aug 2012
NEW ALBUM ' BROKEN BRIGHTS ' RELEASED ON DESERT HARVEST ON JULY 16TH
After six years of touring and recording as one half of Australia's award winning duo Angus & Julia Stone, Angus Stone is embarking on a new journey.
Broken Brights, his latest solo outing and due for release on July 16th, is, he says, 'my most personal work to date'. This album holds an essence that I've been searching for, for a long time.' This personal journey became a geographical one too ' the album was recorded in a variety of locations; a rustic dwelling in the Swiss Alps, along Australia's coastline, in a log cabin in the lush Indian countryside.
Current single Bird Of The Buffalo is reflective of the introspective songwriting and themes that inspire this latest collection. Written on the road in Europe it muses on the nature of the symbiotic relationship between the bird and the buffalo - a lively composition featuring distorted guitar riffs.
While title track Broken Brights is a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth, It Was Blue takes a notably rockier route. That track in particular is proof that Stone's compositional skills transcend the preconceptions you might have about his musical style.
Fittingly, there's a story behind each and every track on the album. 'Wooden Chair' was inspired by the melody from the Angus & Julia track of the same name, which Stone felt needed to be revisited and brought to life in a new way.
1. River Love
2. Broken Brights
3. Bird On The Buffalo
4. Wooden Chair
5. The Blue Door
6. Apprentice Of The Rocket Man
7. Only A Woman
8. The Wolf And The Butler
10. It Was Blue
11. Be What You Be
12. Clouds Above
13. End Of The World
'I'm excited to let go of it all,' Stone says of the album. 'For the people that have listened to Julia and I play for so long, I'm looking forward to handing it over to them so that they can create their own worlds & experiences.'
In partnership with his sister Julia, Stone has sold close to a million records and sold out venues including London's Festival Hall. What he has captured in the recording process for Broken Brights is this: memories and imaginings from his pilgrimage around the planet. Of his latest solo outing he says 'It's a whole different trip.'
Angus has announced his first UK appearance this year at Festifeel, the event curated by BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton @ THE QUEEN OF HOXTON ' http://www.festifeel.com/ Also on the bill are Slow Club, The View, Yadi and Jamie N Commons with more to be announced. Further solo shows are expected to be announced soon.
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