Hamish Anderson Release New EP And Australian Tour – Across The Ocean

Hamish Anderson Release New EP And Australian Tour

Off the back of a ten date US tour, gifted Melbourne guitarist and lyrical wordsmith, Hamish Anderson has announced the release of his new single, Burn (out October 3) and new EP, Restless (out November 7).

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Anderson will be promoting his new releases with an Australian national tour kick starting at Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne on November 13 and moving through to Newcastle on November 20, Sydney on November 21, Brisbane on November 26 and finishing up at Ya-Ya’s in Perth on November 28.

With an amazing story unfolding overseas, Anderson has relocated to the US to tour and record, while making a quick trip back to Australia to open saxophone guru from Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, Jake Clemons’ solo performances in Melbourne. Having recently returned to the States to play his own headline shows, Anderson was last week announced as the support act for blues legend, BB King on his national US tour which will see the young Aussie play at such iconic venues as House Of Blues in Chicago and BB King Blues Club in New York amongst others. He’ll then be representing Australia with several showcases at the infamous CMJ Music Marathon in New York next month.

Lead single, Burn is an adrenaline-charged blues explosion, infused with classic guitar riffs and dramatic drumbeats. Influenced by music from the Mississippi Delta alongside classic rock of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others, Anderson has incorporated his extensive musical knowledge in to a sound that is entirely his own. With a growing reputation for guitar skills well beyond his tender twenty three years, acclaimed guitarist Gary Clark Jnr has even taken note of Anderson’s talent and when asked which guitarists under 30 interested him during an interview for RevoltTV, Clark Jnr named Hamish Anderson first.

The beautifully shot video for Burn, directed by Ian Corson (Paramount, HBO, Warner Bros) sees a game of cat and mouse between a girl and a guy through a mysterious, old mansion in the Canyon area of LA. “I’ve spent a lot of time in LA this year, hanging around areas like Laurel Canyon and Venice which are famous for people like Jim Morrison and Neil Young having lived there in the 60’s… In fact, Laurel Canyon and its musical legacy really inspired the video and its themes,” explains Anderson.

Recorded live in three days on the floor at Henson Studios (Joni Mitchell, Rolling Stones, Carole King) in LA with Krish Sharma (Rolling Stones, Counting Crowes) at the helm, the Restless EP features some world class musicians including Grammy Award Winner, Greg Leisz (Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen) on floor steel guitar and Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley) on drums. Anderson reveals his thought process for the EP, saying, “I wanted the recording to capture the sound, to be like a Polaroid. Imperfections and all.” The collection of songs on the release were inspired by Anderson’s friendships, relationships and occasionally the losses of both.

After having been in the US for most of the year, Anderson is keen to return to Australia to perform on home soil. “It’s been a while since I’ve played shows around Australia, so I’m very excited to get back over there and hit the road!” beams Hamish. “People can expect almost a totally new set list, a lot of guitar and a mixture of genres and sounds.“

Tickets for the Hamish Anderson Australian tour go on sale September 30.

HAMISH ANDERSON AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

THUR 13 NOV | DING DONG LOUNGE MELBOURNE | 18+
Tickets available from hamishanderson.oztix.com.au

THUR 20 NOV | SIDE BAR @ CAMBRIDGE HOTEL NEWCASTLE | 18+
Tickets available from https://www.bigtix.com.au

FRI 21 NOV | OAF SYDNEY | 18+
Tickets available on the door

WED 26 NOV | THE BEARDED LADY BRISBANE | 18+
Free entry

FRI 28 NOV | YA-YA’S PERTH | 18+
Tickets available from hamishanderson.oztix.com.au

HAMISH ANDERSON TOUR DATES WITH BB KING

Sep. 27 – Comerica Theatre — Phoenix, AZ – http://bit.ly/1pJQcDr

Oct. 3 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL: http://bit.ly/1rLX9eI

Oct. 5 – Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences — Charleston, WV: http://bit.ly/1qIiv9l

Oct 9 – The Paramount Theatre – Rutland, VT – http://bit.ly/1p4pWDB

Oct. 11 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ: http://bit.ly/1lyhKR0

Oct. 12 – B.B. King Blues Club – New York, NY: http://bit.ly/1AsMLY1

Oct. 15 – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead – Munhall, PA: http://ticketf.ly/1uGJHpD

HAMISH ANDERSON US TOUR DATES

Sept. 10th — Hemingway’s, Los Angeles, CA: http://bit.ly/1l9CH4r

Sept. 17th — Fifty Seven Club, Los Angeles, CA – http://bit.ly/1rvQDZw

Sept 24th — Fifty Seven Club, Los Angeles, CA – http://bit.ly/1qHUeNB

Oct. 21 – Stubbs, Austin, TX: http://bit.ly/1qxP9KD

Oct. 24-25 — CMJ showcases, NYC: The Bitter End & Drom

“With Hendrix-inspired guitar riffs and extended solos, Anderson tore up the stage, simultaneously reviving and reinventing the blues.” –
Beat Magazine (Dina Amin)

“He’s a talent that provides an exhibition that is addictive to watch, and gives total bang for your buck if you get the chance to witness it.” –
The Music Melbourne Magazine (Izzy Tolhurst)

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