Song You Need to Know: Cookin’ On 3 Burners, ‘The World Is Cold’
Their first piece of new music in a couple of years, new single “The World Is Cold” comes paired with an instrumental reimagining of Mos Def’s classic “Ms. Fat Booty”.
Lior & Domini is a new collaboration between one of Australia’s most distinguished singer-songwriters Lior and exciting emerging artist Domini Forster. Today they release Gloria, the first single from their forthcoming EP Animal in Hiding, to be released October 15.
Recorded at Montsalvat artists’ colony on the outskirts of Melbourne during the winter and spring of 2020, Animal in Hiding is the fruit of a creative partnership developed over six years touring together. Initially with Domini as Lior's support act, then as a guest vocalist, and now as co-writer and collaborator.
“Singing together, Domini and I can weave in and out of each other’s shadow. We sense one another’s vocal nuances in real time. It is a rare musical synergy, one we felt compelled to capture in a collaborative project’ says Lior.
“We definitely have a real kinship as singers” says Domini. “There’s something special in the blend of our voices that we both immediately recognised. Honestly, I think a big part of why we started this collaboration was just so we could sing together more!”
Animal in Hiding features 6 songs that are rooted in intimate storytelling. Underpinned by intricate guitar, Lior and Domini’s close vocal harmonies are the focal point of the songs, harking back to the iconic folk duos of the 60s.
ANGUS GILL UNITES WITH FRIEND JIM LAUDERDALE ON NEW SINGLE
As a lover of traditional bluegrass, Angus Gill, always wanted to record a ‘real deal’ bluegrass album.
The second single from his anticipated bluegrass record, “The Scrapbook”, out Friday 24th September - “Whittling Away” - is a duet with legendary US singer-songwriter, Jim Lauderdale and was the catalyst for the album.
“I worked with Jim Lauderdale on my last trip to Nashville in 2019. I had the idea for this song and he had the title”, says Angus.
“I was telling Jim about the struggles my Mum had been going through putting my Nan into a nursing home and the emotional baggage she carried as a result. It was admirable how she still managed to keep her composure during these really trying times”.
Angus says “Whittling Away”, is written in what they call a broken narrative and there’s a part about people losing jobs and losing their livelihood, yet still ‘keeping it together when it’s falling apart’.
“I revisited the song last year and in light of the pandemic - the sentiment hit me even harder. I recorded it as a slow bluegrass track and Jim kindly agreed to do it as a duet”.
Jim says of the collaboration with Angus, “Angus is one of the most creative and talented people I’ve ever worked with. It was an honor to get to write with and sing with him. I hope we can do much more down the road!”
Angus Gill is an ARIA and three-time Golden Guitar Award nominee from Wauchope NSW. His new album, “The Scrapbook”, is out Friday 24th September 2021 via Rivershack Records / MGM Distribution.
“Whittling Away” is at radio now and available across your favourite digital platforms via https://ffm.to/whittlingaway
OMP's highly talented singer-songwriter Lucy Parle has released her latest single 'Back Up', with the track already winning first place in the Teen Category at the International Songwriters Competition.
Lucy is a self-described lover of honest and confessional lyrics. Her raw acoustic textures carry a natural breeziness that will resonate as much to fans of Amy Shark and Vance Joy through to Taylor Swift. Her previous single 'Crayon Sun' garnered glowing reviews from triple j Unearthed.
“Back Up is a special song to me and came pretty quickly. I wrote it about a relationship breakdown and all the emotions I felt when I was trying to get over it. It was one of those songs that just fell onto the paper" - Lucy Parle
'Back Up' is available on all major streaming services.
FANGIRLS has taken Australia by storm with a successful national tour that is currently in Melbourne for its final shows. The show has received incredible hype via socials, including a FANGIRLS army (aka "besties") that have taken to twitter, changed their handles to relate to the show, created accounts to translate FANGIRLS news into other languages, and role play as main characters. There's also TikTok & YouTube reviews discussing everything FANGIRLS.
Fans aka "besties" have created fanart which has been shared amongst the community, including digital and traditional art, handmade clothing, hundreds of posters, and at one show, sixty laminated masks of the lead singer's face donned by a section of the audience.
The cast recording was released on Apr 30 via Ghostlight Records and has already clocked over 100k streams on Spotify and reached the Top 50 in the iTunes Album Chart. A major congratulation to OMP's Yve Blake and her team for all they've achieved!