Angie McMahon releases debut album Salt. Out today via AWAL Recordings
26 July 2019
Recorded with her friend Alex O’Gorman (co-producer, bass player) in a scout hall about an hour outside of Angie’s hometown over the course of one week, Salt dips in and out of crunchy guitar sounds, propelling drums, and moments of delicacy and isolation. Angie’s soaring vocal and her intimate, powerful songwriting couple melancholy and solitude with anthemic guts, tackling important topics of conversation that allow people to be brave, find community and not feel isolated about their anxieties or modern day pressures of growing into adulthood. Describing herself as someone who loves honest and romantic songwriting about life, love and takeaway food, it is Angie’s humanness and authenticity that draws an audience.
Angie’s 11 track debut (which is this week's feature album on triple j), features Slow Mover (which has now reached gold status in Australia) and Missing Me, both landing in Australian radio station triple j’s Hottest 100 and receiving multiple nominations including APRA's Song Of The Year. Angie was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year (AIR) and was awarded the prestigious Grulke Prize for Developing Non-U.S. Act at this year's SXSW (past honourees include Courtney Barnett, Haim and CHVRCHES). Follow-up singles Keeping Time and recent hit Pasta have continued to connect with global audiences, the latter being chosen as Jo Whiley's Infatuation on BBC Radio 2 and picking up numerous plays from Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 proving that Angie McMahon is one of Australia’s most important recent exports.
After winning a Telstra competition in 2013 to support Bon Jovi on their Australian stadium tour, Angie has since been on the road with artists including The Pixies, Father John Misty, The Shins and Mumford & Sons. Her debut UK tour this year was entirely sold out and further UK shows are being announced soon.