The English group The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show released their latest single, ‘I’m So Angry I Could Vote’, off their upcoming album, ‘Folkadelica’. Detailing the stark contrast between the French and English political situations, where riots in France were caused by a seemingly insignificant decision, while in England, politicians can do what they please without fear of backlash, the song is an energetic anthem that calls for action from the English people.
When you watch some artists perform, one of their songs might spring to mind. For me, and this is more because I’d never seen the artist play live before, a song by Carrie Underwood sprang to mind! When Elles Bailey takes to the stage with her husky blues country voice rocking a to die for jump suit and takes a live audience along for the ride, the only song I could think of was ‘Poor Everybody Else’, in fact I think Elles would do an awesome cover of it. I was lucky enough to see this UK artist smash The Black Deer Festival recently and can’t wait to see her play again. Until then, I got to ask her a few questions.
It’s beginning to occur to me that festivals are a bit like watching good sports teams. I like to see a few star names in the line up, I enjoy a chance to see the young hungry artists coming through but I think the thing that really makes a great festival is the strength in depth and Black Deer has become that rare place that satisfies all of my needs.
If you’re an Australian of a certain age (ie. me), and you hear the name Andrew Farriss, your ears immediately prick up. The acclaimed singer songwriter has long been synonymous with Aussie rock legends INXS, for whom he was not just a founding member, but also the keyboardist, guitarist and main composer.