Watch our interview with Annie Hamilton!
Eora/Sydney-based musician, visual artist and designer Annie Hamilton has blessed us with her hotly-anticipated debut album, the future is here but it feels kinda like the past. We caught up with Hamilton to unpack the record and more! Watch the interview above.
Created with co-producers Pete Covington and Jake Webb (Methyl Ethel), the future is here but it feels kinda like the past presents 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.
Collaborating with Jenny McCullagh and Rosie Fitzgerald (I Know Leopard), Matt Mason (DMA’s) and Luke Davison (The Preatures), the engaging body of work pushes up against Hamilton’s existing sound, presenting beguiling tracks that embody the contradiction and duality of the human existence. Swirling layers of effects-laden instrumentation are juxtaposed by raw and organic sounds, creating a textural and dynamic listening experience.
Hamilton will return to the stage later next month for a number of headline performances. Kicking off at The Gasometer in Melbourne, the singer will then take to the stage at the Cell Block Theatre (National Art School) in Sydney as part of the venues VIVID 2022 program and Wollongong's La La La's, before jetting off to Europe for shows in London and Paris. The singer will also host a number of in-store appearances over the following week, with more details below.
Watch our interview with Annie Hamilton above!
Images: Vasili Papathanasopoulos ©
Filming: Vasili Papathanasopoulos and Marcella Ho
Assistant: Katerina Papathanasopoulos
Featured Songs: Labyrinth and Night Off courtesy of PIAS Australia.
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UPCOMING ANNIE HAMILTON TOUR DATES
June 3, 2022 | The Gasometer, Melbourne¹ [Tickets]
June 9, 2022 | Vivid Sydney album launch at Cell Block Theatre (National Art School) [Tickets]
June 15, 2022 | La La La's, Wollongong³ [Tickets]
June 26, 2022 | Milton Hotel, Milton⁴ [Tickets]
July 31, 2022 | The Social, London [Tickets]
August 12, 2022 | Supersonic, Paris⁵ [Tickets]
RETAIL IN-STORES AND POP-UPS
May 22, 2022 | Music Farmers, Wollongong [Info]
May 23, 2022 | Landspeed Records, Canberra [Info]
May 26, 2022 | Clothing/vinyl pop-up at Practice Studio, Brisbane⁶ [Info]
May 27, 2022 | The Basement Discs, Melbourne [Info]