Jun 15, 2017
Unstoppable singer-songwriter Vera Blue has announced today that she will release her debut album, Perennial, on Friday July 21st.
An intensely personal record, Perennial traces the circular pathways between love and loss across its 12 tracks. The album is arranged into three chapters, which chronologically trace the development of Vera Blue; from her very first week writing, raw after the breakdown of a relationship, towards a place of renewed strength and vivacity.
Included on the album is first single ‘Private’, with currently over 2.2 million streams worldwide, and ‘Mended’. The new album introduces a fully-formed Vera Blue, seamlessly synthesizing her folk past with a bold, electronic pop future.
‘“Perennial” is a term for plants that come back year after year, and I like to relate that to memory, feelings and emotions,’ says Vera Blue. ‘It’s what the record is all about; relationships can be very cyclical, or never-ending, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s just part of life.’
Recorded between Los Angeles and Sydney, Perennial was written with longtime collaborators Andy and Thom Mak (Boy & Bear, Bertie Blackman, Silverchair) as well as engineer Jackson Barclay. It’s the product of countless hours spent crafting songs in the studio as a team and despite its new sonic elements, the album is underpinned by the classic songwriting that has defined Vera Blue’s musical growth.
Produced by Andy Mak, and most recently co-produced with Grammy-nominated founder of Deep Well Records Adam Anders, Perennial arrives on the eve of Vera Blue’s fast- selling national tour, including her second appearance – and first as a solo artist – at the sold-out Splendour In The Grass in two years.
Perennial sees Vera Blue finding arresting new ways to channel a voice Australia has already fallen for. Unflinchingly honest, it’s the album she had to write, with a sound that is entirely her own.
Feb 9, 2015
Four piece Aussie rock band Stonefield have been writing. A lot.
Spending weeks on end in their farm studio with Kram (Spiderbait), they’ve already written 25 new songs for their forthcoming album. The girls, from the Macedon Ranges in regional Victoria, plan to record the album and release it by mid-2015.
It will follow a busy 2014, which saw Stonefield play countless shows and festivals around the country. These included Queenscliff Music Festival (VIC), Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Mitchell Creek Rock N’ Blues Fest (QLD), One Way Street Party (QLD) and Dot To Dot (UK).
The band was also nominated for Best Regional Act at the annual Age Music Victoria Awards in November.
With more writing, recording and touring to come, the four Findlay sisters will get to continue their very own rock’n’roll story.