Olympia – Smoke Signals

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Perfect timing.  No sooner do we catch and fall head over heels for the talents of Melbourne’s Olympia, her debut album Self Talk is announced and the new single ‘Smoke Signals’ is here to satisfy our cravings for this mighty artist.

Smoke Signals is about someone’s internal and unseen chaos, inspired in part by Japanese reality TV show Sweepstakes Life. A contestant (Nasabi) was locked naked in an apartment stocked only with Sweepstakes magazines. Millions tuned in daily to watch his declining mental state and increasingly emaciated frame.

 

 

Recorded with Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Jack Ladder, the Drones, DZ Deathrays, Sarah Blasko), it’s an album of brilliant metaphors, filmic soundscapes and a weight that belies its writer’s feather-light voice.

The album is definitely a collaboration between Burke and myself.  There were conscious sonic choices and considered influences but it was mostly influenced by the process of making it: the people involved, the instruments and equipment we used. It reflects the almost collaged way the songs were written. I like the symmetry in that.

 

 

OLYMPIA
SELF TALK TOUR

THU 26 MAY – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
Avail via www.newtownsocialclub.com

FRI 03 JUN – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
Avail via www.oztix.com.au

SAT 04 JUN – SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE
Avail via www.oztix.com.au

SAT 11 JUN – PRODUCERS BAR, ADELAIDE
Avail via www.oztix.com.au

SAT 18 JUN – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
Avail via www.northcotesocialclub.com

FRI 24 JUN – AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH
Avail via www.oztix.com.au

SAT 25 JUN – ODD FELLOW, FREMANTLE
Avail via www.oztix.com.au

 

 

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About Graham Porter

Founder of YMR and has been trying to make a difference for unsigned, up and coming artists and all things great in music since 2011.

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