Get your ears around Australian songwriter Angie McMahon's candid storytelling...
KEY TRACK: Pasta
MANAGEMENT: Charlotte Abroms
WHO: Say hello to Angie McMahon, who might just become your new favourite songwriter.
WHAT: Indie rock with the occasional pop flourish. Candid, confessional guitar jams with pin-sharp lines such as “My bedroom is a disaster”.
WHERE: McMahon is from Melbourne. In 2013, she won a competition to support Bon Jovi on tour in Australia, while she has since shared a stage with Pixies, Father John Misty and The Shins.
WHY THE DISASTROUS BEDROOM, THEN?
Well, that line is from Pasta, which McMahon wrote during a period of wandering confusion. Back then, she didn’t know what to do with herself, so she kept eating pasta.
I HEAR YOU. IS THERE AN ALBUM?
Yes there is. Angie’s debut Salt came out at the end of July and buzzes with intent. Among its 11 tracks is the brilliantly edgy Slow Mover, which has been certified gold in Oz.
Exactly. And the UK will get to know McMahon better very soon. Dates are expected following her Australian tour in October. For now, feast on the album.