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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Watch our interview with Annie Hamilton below!

Eora/Sydney-based musician, visual artist and designer Annie Hamilton has released live performance of Whirlwind, recorded last year at the National Art School’s Cell Block Theatre as part of the program for VIVID Sydney. The recording features the singers collaborators Jenny McCullagh and Rosie Fitzgerald (I Know Leopard), Cat Hunter and Mark Chester-Harding, as well as additional performers Astrid Holz and Kat Ayala (Forces & Fury), and Harry Fuller.

“In June 2022 I performed my debut album the future is here but it feels kinda like the past in full at the National Art School for VIVID Sydney. I brought in many of the artists who played on the album and re-arranged the songs to suit the beautiful setting and 8-piece band in order to truly celebrate the release of this body of work,” shares Hamilton.

Whirlwind is my favourite track on the album. It's the closing track, the bookend, light and breezy and ethereal - I wanted it to feel like it was picking you up and carrying you away. The live arrangement of the song takes an intense detour from the original recording and I'm so happy that we were able to capture the raw and gritty imperfection of this performance.”

Taken from her debut album the future is here but it feels kinda like the past, the record itself as mystical fever dream, laced with atmospheric and frenzied soundscapes that creates both uneasy tension and warm nostalgia throughout the record. Hamilton’s distinctive and striking vocals simmer atop, bringing conversational and relatable lyricism to life and she documents and reflects on past moments. Laced with liminal thoughts and emotional depth, the musician looks towards an uncertain future with a grasp on the past, with each song serving as a snapshot of a suspended moment in time.

the future is here but it feels kinda like the past is out now! Watch Whirlwind (live at VIVID) below.


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