New Album – ‘Nomad’

Angus Gill takes listeners on a roadtrip with new album

THE latest release from singer-songwriter Angus Gill, Nomad, is the ultimate roadtrip companion with every track related to journeys and travel.

Having already garnered support for his debut album with the release of the first single, Roadworks – a tongue-in-cheek look at the way roadworks slow down our journeys in life and on the road, Nomad will cement him in the hearts and minds of Australian country music fans.

The singer-songwriter said he wanted listeners to take his music along for their roadtrips and gain an insight into his writing process as well.

“I would like listeners to see that you can always look for different perspectives in life and also in songs, it’s just about trying to dig deeper to find that unique angle,” he said. “I’ve taken on a theme that is extremely common in popular music and tried to put my original slant on it, and set myself the challenge of writing a whole album based around that concept. I really wanted to push myself as a writer and a co-writer.”

Although he hasn’t even reached the age of 20, Gill’s songwriting themes and vocals are mature beyond his years. This is an album that is deeply rooted in pure country with a smattering of his trademark brand of humour.

“I want to get out and take this album to the corners of our country, to the people that can relate to every word and come back with material for the next album,” he said.

The 19-year-old has not only co-written all the songs with the cream of the crop of the Australian country music scene, including Adam Harvey, Gina Jeffreys, Luke O’Shea and Kevin Bennett, he has also produced all 13 tracks on this debut album at his Hot Plate Studios in Wauchope.

The album features Angus teaming up with Kevin Bennett and Amos Morris on Staring Out The Back of a Car dealing with the tragedy of the Stolen Generation and he duets with Adam Harvey on P Plater, a track dealing with the realities of young drivers combining Angus and Adam’s senses of humour.

Angus was a grand finalist in the prestigious 2017 Toyota Star Maker competition and is a three-time CMAA Academy of Country Music graduate.

He is available for interviews to chat about the new album and his upcoming tour plans.

Nomad is released September 15 through Checked Label Services.

Media Contact:

Rebecca Belt, The Country Journo
rebecca@countryjourno.com.au
0427 232591

New Music Video – ‘Roadworks’

Angus Gill’s ‘Roadworks’ out now

“They’re diggin’ it… roadworks”

AUSTRALIAN radio is digging Angus Gill’s new single, Roadworks, charting at No. 6 on the AMRAP Regional Chart, No. 11 on the Country Tracks Charts and the 13th most downloaded track on Play MPE.

From his upcoming album, Nomad, Roadworks is as relevant to those who’ve been stuck at a stop/slow sign as to those who know the feeling of enjoying life before hitting complications that slow you down or delay your journey.

The young Mid North Coast of NSW singer songwriter wrote the song with Matt Scullion on his first trip to Nashville in July 2015 after wanting to theme the album around roads. Angus brainstormed ideas for songs on a mind map, and the premise for Roadworks was born.

Roadworks is an up-beat, lighthearted first single that I think everyone can relate to,” he said. “Just about everywhere you drive there are roadworks that delay your journey. It is also a metaphor for life because you’re cruising along and you hit the roadworks and slow down, speed up and guess what? You hit some more

Along with the message of the song, the music also speeds up and slows down just as roadworks do to a driver’s journey, so was recorded live in the studio with all players following each other.

“It was a challenging song to record, as the musicians couldn’t play to a click track because of the tempo changes, but that’s what made it all the more fun,” Angus said.

Getting in the theme of the song, Angus is often seen performing Roadworks dressed in high-visibility work wear and the occasional hard hat. The track also featured at this year’s Toyota Star Maker Grand Final where Angus performed in full high-vis outfit and it proved a Tamworth crowd favourite.

The singer-songwriter said he wanted listeners to take his music along for their roadtrips and gain an insight into his writing process as well.

“I would like listeners to see that you can always look for different perspectives in life and also in songs, it’s just about trying to dig deeper to find that unique angle,” he said. “I’ve taken on a theme that is extremely common in popular music and tried to put my original slant on it, and set myself the challenge of writing a whole album based around that concept. I really wanted to push myself as a writer and a co- writer.”

Angus also produced and mixed the album in his Wauchope based production suite Hot Plate Studios. Roadworks features Stuie French on electric guitar, Camille Te Nahu and Matt Scullion on backing vocals Clayton Doley on Hammond B3 organ, Bill Risby on piano, Pete Denahy on fiddle, Ian Lees on bass and Brad Bergen on drums.

Returning to Tamworth in July this year, Angus shot the film clip for the single with 2 Lukes Films supported by local businesses Men At Work, Hilberts Hardware and Kazac Civil who assisted with props and, of course, the all-important high-vis work wear. The film clip is released on August 18.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elbfy60gUyk

Roadworks comes from the ultimate roadtrip album, Nomad, to be released on September 15, distributed by Checked Label Services. Nomad can be pre-ordered via Sanity at this link:

http://www.sanity.com.au/products/2348114/Nomad

Angus is available for interviews to chat about the single and album. Download the single for airplay and review: http://bit.ly/2wJRoSZ
Cover art: http://bit.ly/2ur7WP2
Press image: http://bit.ly/2vQ0Uqz

Media Contact:

Rebecca Belt, The Country Journo
rebecca@countryjourno.com.au
0427 232 591

New Single – ‘Roadworks’

Roadworks builds on Angus Gill’s journey

HAVE you ever felt that your life resembles roadworks? If so, country artist Angus Gill’s latest single is just the song for you.

From his upcoming album, Nomad, Roadworks is as relevant to those who’ve been stuck at a stop/slow sign as to those who know the feeling of enjoying life and then hitting complications that slow you down or delay your journey.

The young Mid North Coast of NSW singer-songwriter wrote the song with Matt Scullion on his first trip to Nashville in July 2015 after wanting to theme the album around roads. Angus brainstormed ideas for songs on a mind map, and the premise for Roadworks was born.

Roadworks is an up-beat, lighthearted first single that I think everyone can relate to,” he said. “Just about everywhere you drive there are roadworks that delay your journey. It is also a metaphor for life because you’re cruising along and you hit the roadworks and slow down, speed up and guess what? You hit some more roadworks.”

Along with the message of the song, the music also speeds up and slows down just as roadworks do to a driver’s journey, so was recorded live in the studio with all players following each other.

“It was a challenging song to record, as the musicians couldn’t play to a click track because of the tempo changes, but that’s what made it all the more fun,” Angus said.

Getting in the theme of the song, Angus is often seen performing Roadworks dressed in high-visibility work wear and the occasional hard hat. The track also featured at this year’s Toyota Star Maker Grand Final where Angus performed in full high-vis outfit and it proved a Tamworth crowd favourite.

The singer-songwriter said he wanted listeners to take his music along for their roadtrips and gain an insight into his writing process as well.

“I would like listeners to see that you can always look for different perspectives in life and also in songs, it’s just about trying to dig deeper to find that unique angle,” he said. “I’ve taken on a theme that is extremely common in popular music and tried to put my original slant on it, and set myself the challenge of writing a whole album based around that concept. I really wanted to push myself as a writer and a co-writer.”

Angus also produced and mixed the album in his Wauchope based production suite Hot Plate Studios. Roadworks features Stuie French on electric guitar, Camille Te Nahu and Matt Scullion on backing vocals Clayton Doley on Hammond B3 organ, Bill Risby on piano, Pete Denahy on fiddle, Ian Lees on bass and Brad Bergen on drums.

Returning to Tamworth in July this year, Angus shot the film clip for the single with 2 Lukes Films supported by local businesses Men At Work, Hilberts and Kazac Civil who assisted with props and, of course, the all-important high-vis work wear.

Roadworks is released on August 11 from the ultimate roadtrip album, Nomad, to be released on September 22, distributed by Checked Label Services.

Listen to a preview:

Buy it here.

Angus is available for interviews to chat about the single and album.

Media Contact:

Rebecca Belt, The Country Journo
rebecca@countryjourno.com.au
0427 232591

 

Angus on the Ray Hadley Morning Show

Angus has recently appeared on the Ray Hadley Morning Show and performed his song Swept Away, a tribute to 13-year-old Jordan Rice. Here is the link to the podcast: http://www.2gb.com/podcast/angus-gill-performs-live/