Hamish Anderson – Breaking Down

Labels:Varrasso PR
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:13
From the Album:Breaking Down
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Available Date & Time: Mar 17 2019 18:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Mar 18 2019 00:00:00

BLUES ROCK GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER HAMISH ANDERSON ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE BREAKING DOWN

+ NEW ALBUM OUT OF MY HEAD OUT MAY 2019
+ NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR SUPPORTING GARY CLARK JR.

 

 

Melbourne’s own roots/rock aficionado Hamish Anderson is gearing up for a massive 2019, with the release of his latest single Breaking Down, a gritty, threatening rock track that must be listened to with the volume knob fully cranked, out now.  Breaking Down is an early taste of the upcoming album from Hamish, entitled Out Of My Head; an eclectic and exciting collection of songs from this young artist who has already blown the world away with his talent, out May 2019.  Hamish will play his first Australian shows since 2017 alongside the one and only Gary Clark Jr. as main support, kicking off in Sydney at the Enmore Theatre on April 18, then moving through Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and wrapping up at the Perth Concert Hall on April 27.

 

On Breaking Down, it’s pretty easy to see why Total Guitar named Hamish Anderson one of their Top 10 Best New Guitarists in 2018 – like a bull at a gate, chugging guitars provide an irresistibly catchy bed for some ripper riffs the track progresses.  This track is overflowing with pent-up frustration and undeniable passion, and it’s a mouth-watering concoction for some killer classic Americana-rock, as Hamish explains, Breaking Down definitely explores the more rock and roll side of my music.  I was sitting around one day playing guitar and suddenly just started playing the riff, all the lyrics came basically at once so it was written very quickly.  I’d had an argument earlier that week with someone I know so I think some of that definitely crept into its inspiration.  I  just wanted to turn the volume all the way up and get out everything that was on my mind.”

 

While Breaking Down is a superb example of rollicking rock, it is just one of many genres that Hamish dips his toes into on the new album Out Of My HeadAmericana, soul, pop, roots, blues, rock; that’s a lot of ground to cover, but Hamish does it with a natural ease

that’s far beyond his years.  The mellow (What You Do To Me, Damaged Goods) and the upbeat (No Good, You Give Me Something) tracks on this record sit comfortably next to each other; all buoyed by a knack for clever, hook-driven songwriting and a clear, burning passion that drives the music from the first strum to the last.  Hamish enthuses, “I really wanted to take my time and write as many songs as I could for this album.  I wasn’t writing to a specific genre or sound, rather I let the songs reveal what they wanted to be… The

album explore themes of alienation and defiance, mixed with unabashed love songs and even observations on what's happening in the world around us.  Certain songs had themes that I hadn’t explored in my writing previously.  I feel I really went a lot deeper in the writing of these songs then I had ever done before.  Most are universal feelings that I feel people can relate to.  Once again, I got very lucky to work with a really great, talented group of people on Out Of My Head including producer Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Tedeschi Trucks, Wilco) who I had worked with on my debut album Trouble.  Jim is an incredible producer/engineer and we work in a very similar way — it’s always an amazing experience working with him.”

 

Anyone who presses play on Breaking Down will no doubt understand that this is the kind of music that is made to be played live to a pulsing, enthusiastic crowd.  Hamish is thrilled to be hitting the road with the legendary Gary Clark Jr., as he gives fans a taste of what to expect, “I’ve been working so much in the US for the past four years that to be coming home to play – and especially these particular shows supporting Gary Clark Jr (who i’m a massive fan of) — is truly huge for me.  Regarding the live shows, people can expect a mixture of blues, rock and roll and soul. I’m playing as a trio at the moment so it allows us to get down to the meat and potatoes of the songs, rock and roll with no frills.  I’ve played so many different type of gigs over the past four years that as a performer I think I’ve become more confident, focused and I’m just having a lot of fun with it.”

 

HAMISH ANDERSON AUSTRALIAN TOUR (SUPPORTING GARY CLARK JNR)

 

THURS 18 APRIL | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW | ALL AGES

Tickets available from www.livenation.com.au

 

TUE 23 APRIL | CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA ACT | ALL AGES

Tickets available from www.livenation.com.au

 

WED 24 APRIL | FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+

Tickets available from www.livenation.com.au

 

THURS 25 APRIL | THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA

Tickets available from www.livenation.com.au

 

SAT 27 APRIL | PERTH CONCERT HALL, PERTH WA

Tickets available from www.livenation.com.au

 

 

 

ABOUT HAMISH ANDERSON:

Named one of Total Guitar's Top 10 Best New Guitarists in 2018 two years after being named one of Yahoo! Music's "Top Ten Best New Artists," Australia's roots rock artist, Hamish Anderson is teeing up his new album for 2019.

 

Hamish released his critically acclaimed debut album, Trouble in 2016 (with the title track, "Trouble", still appearing on Spotify's Official Blues & Roots Rock Playlist from April 2016). He supported the album with 11 performances at SXSW (2017); and has opened for BB King, Vintage Trouble, Drive By Truckers, Jared & The Mill, Low Cut Connie; and toured the US while appearing at US festivals such as Bottle Rock, Firefly, Echo Park Rising, Mountain Jam, High Sierra, Big Blues Bender, Summerfest, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and Canada's RBC Bluesfest Ottowa. He's a Taco Bell "Feed the Beat" artist and was featured on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with his single, "U", which was profiled also on NPR Music's Heavy Rotation along with the entire album, Trouble.

 

In 2018, NPR also profiled Hamish's album a year after it was released on Here & Now/DJ Sessions via Anne Litt from KCRW. In 2018, he released the first single from his new album ("No Good" which appears on Nu-Blue Spotify Playlist), did a 3-week festival tour in Europe, performed at Bottlerock Napa and toured the East Coast opening for The Main Squeeze. He ended 2018 by opening for Doyle Bramhall II at a sold out show in LA. His recent single, "Breaking Down", was released on All Things Go where they stated: "the young artist clearly

knows the path from nostalgia to the future." Hamish's second album, entitled Out of My Head, will release mid 2019.

 

         

 

www.hamishandersonmusic.com

 

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