After taking Australia by storm, Melbourne-based musician Angie McMahon is now set to win over hearts of New Zealanders.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Lianne La Havas, Big Thief and Tom Waits; Angie loves to write and perform across the full dynamic spectrum, shifting between gravelly intimacy and pounding rock.
Angie dove into the Australian music scene with her first single ‘Slow Mover’, which earned her the #33 spot in triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2018. Her two follow up singles, ‘Missing Me’ and ‘Keeping Time’ followed suit, with ‘Missing Me’ landing at #49 in this year’s triple j Hottest 100 and Angie becoming one of the Australian tastemaker’s ‘most played’ artist.
‘Slow Mover’, ‘Keeping Time’ and ‘Missing Me’ have gone on to clock more than 20 millio nplays on Spotify and Apply Music, with all single charting on the Spotify Viral Charts and the AIR Charts in Australia.
Now, with the release of her debut full-lenght album SALT on the horizon, Angie has her sights set on Kiwi audiences, who will undoubtedly fall in love with her soulful ruminations on life and love in the same way Australia has. In fact, many New Zealanders already have after seeing Angie perform in Auckland late October 2018 alongside Mumford & Sons, Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka and Tiny Ruins at Western Springs.
“What a knockout voice! Here’s a singer who has intimate tones that grumble and groan before intensifying into powerful Alanis Morrisette-style rock wails.” – Radio 13
With the release date still to be revealed,SALT dips in and out of crunchy guitar sounds, propelling drums, and moments of delicacy and isolation, all lead by Angie‘s storytelling as she inspects the sometimes quiet and sometimes brutal lessons that have come with growing into a young woman. As well as featuring ‘Slow Mover’, ‘Keeping Time’ and ‘Missing Me’, the upcoming album also features new single, ‘Pasta’.
Throughout the debut record there is a musical fluidity and freedom as Angie showcases various influences. It is her soaring vocal and intimate lyrics that remain the focal point, closing with the album’s final song which bears a resemblance to a lullaby.
It signals the official arrival of one of the most exciting new artists in Australasia