“The New Old Me rocks and rolls with a steady, intense energy. Great vibe, great playing and a witty lyric that works on a few levels. On high rotation around here!” – Brian Nankervis (RockWiz / ABC Radio)
“On 3 Minute Movies, Gill presents a more pop-oriented side of his songwriting. He cares about idiosyncrasies, the small things in songwriting that make a big difference in what he brings to the world” – American Songwriter
Angus Gill & Seasons of Change have torn up the Australian ARIA Charts this week securing four chart positions. The album, “3 Minute Movies”, debuted at #28 on the ARIA Top 100 Albums (All Genres), #8 Australian Albums (All Genres), #2 Australian Country Albums and #4 on the Country Albums Chart. It has also made its entry at #1 on the AIR Independent Albums Chart.
Speaking exclusively to themusic.com.au this morning, Gill said, “As artists, we always step into the studio with the goal of revealing our most authentic self and creating a record that we are really proud of. To see 3 Minute Movies hit #1 on the AIR Albums Chart and debut so high on four ARIA charts was a shock to me, but I am very grateful for this reception and to know people have connected with the songs and my new stylistic direction with the Angus Gill & Seasons of Change project”.
“Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy of the new record and to Australian radio for your support of my new single, The New Old Me”.
“3 Minute Movies” was an epiphany that Gill had during a 14-hour drive home from Mildura in Victoria. He was listening to Paul Kelly’s “Fine” album and thought “what if I recorded an album with Paul Kelly’s band?”
Gill had been introduced to PK and his band a year prior, by mutual friend and US music legend Steve Earle. Gill reached out to Dan Kelly (guitar), Peter ‘Lucky’ Luscombe (drums), Cameron Bruce (keys), Bill McDonald (bass) and Ashley Naylor (guitar) and booked a studio in Melbourne for two days in December 2018.
Angus Gill & Seasons of Change was born and a new record “3 Minute Movies” was made.
Coincidently, the latest single from the album is the stellar Outlaw Country duet with Earle, “The New Old Me”.
Earle first met Gill several years ago at his writing retreat in New York who was intrigued by a promising (then) 16-year-old Australian singer-songwriter. The pair have been good mates ever since.
“The New Old Me” and the album “3 Minute Movies” are out now through Rivershack Records/MGM.