Witch Hats – DELIVERANCE
Deliverance is the third album by Witch Hats.
Their first entirely self-produced and recorded release, Deliverance was created in Melbourne at: Phaedra Studios (Coburg), A Secret Location (Fairfield) with additional recording and mixing completed at One Seasons (Brunswick).
Capturing raw, first hand warts and all performances, the band drew inspiration from Neil Young’s ‘ditch trilogy’ whilst further exploring the feral and passionate mixture of punk, rock, noise and pop that’s littered their past releases.
8 songs about war, religion, terrorism, abuse of power and peeping toms, Deliverance is Witch Hats most startling, bold and harrowingly rocking release to date.
Seri Vida – THE WAIT
Here East meets West … and nothing is as it seems.
These are songs that come from within…… songs that tell a story.
Emotion stripped bare…… Should I be allowed this close….inside the person?
Seri tells us all, that she has been there, but that it’s OK to cry and even better still to laugh.
There’s a depth and a maturity to the writing that balances ever so delicately with fragility. You feel that it could go either way at any moment.
This is a recording, a collection of songs that is going to touch you, to make you think, to make you feel. This (to me) is what music is all about. The artist takes you on a ride. Sometimes funny; other times scary, or sad. Even when you think you want to get off, you can’t. You just have to hang on….just so you can find out how it ends….or what happens next.
The only way to truly get inside this artist or these songs, is to listen!!
Listen in a happy place / listen in the car / Play it on a sunny day with all the windows open / Play it at night alone, with just your thoughts.
I feel privileged to be a part of making this record with Seri. In truth I am just a facilitator. All of this just pours out of her.
Enjoy the record. Enjoy the ride. This is just the beginning
Phill Calvert – Behind the Beat Records
Available on LP and CD on Behind the Beat Records – Distributed by MGM
The music of this record ……in her own words
I guess I grew up on Joni Mitchell, Aretha, Dusty and Ella then was a 90s kid getting into PJ and Nirvana as well as those angsty singer song writers like Ani Di Franco and Tori Amos.
I find it hard to describe the sound now… I guess it’s confessional and personal alternative rock with pretty moments and aspects of grunge and folk woven in.
I’m not that good at writing about that stuff. I always hope that listening broadly will help create something “new sounding” but of course when / if it does happen, I don’t know what to call it.