One of the most highly anticipated albums of 2019, Angie McMahon announces that her debut LP Salt will be released on Friday 26 July via AWAL Recordings, followed by a huge national album tour through October. To accompany the announcement, the Melbourne-based songwriter also shares a breathtaking and important new single from the album, titled And I Am A Woman. The news follows a breakthrough twenty four months for Angie, who was awarded the prestigious Grulke Prize for Developing Non-U.S. Act at SXSW this year (past honourees include Courtney Barnett and CHVRCHES), followed by a string of sold out international headline shows, coveted festivals spots and now the exciting news that her breakout single Slow Mover has just reached gold status in Australia.
Angie’s intimate and powerful songwriting couples melancholy and solitude with anthemic guts, and truthful storytelling, which is connecting with audiences around the world. Of her latest single, And I Am A Woman Angie says “There are all these things that our society teaches us about bodies, spaces, choices, feelings, safety, that we have to question and unlearn and do better with. This song started as a heated conversation, but I had to finish it on my own and make it into music because I didn’t feel like talking, I felt like yelling. I wanted the hurting to be obvious.”
Lead by Angie’s storytelling as she inspects the sometimes quiet and sometimes brutal lessons that have come with growing into a young woman, Angie’s 11 track debut features previously released singles Slow Mover, which landed at #33 in triple j’s Hottest 100 in 2017 and secured an honourable mention in the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition, as well as a nomination for APRA’s Song Of The Year. Her second single Missing Me landed at #49 in this year’s triple j Hottest 100 and delivered a nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year (AIR). Follow up singles Keeping Time and recent hit Pasta have continued to connect with global audiences, proving Angie McMahon as one of Australia’s most important exports in recent years.
Describing herself as someone who loves honest and romantic songwriting about life, love and takeaway food, it is Angie’s humanness and authenticity that draws an audience in and has filled some of Australia’s most revered venues. As well as support slots for the likes of Father John Misty, The Shins, Alanis Morissette, Angus & Julia Stone, Leon Bridges, Mumford & Sons and The Pixies. Angie has just come off the back of touring with Australia’s favourite regional festival Groovin The Moo and has previously performed at Splendour in the Grass, Laneway Festival, All Points East (London), Best Kept Secret (Netherlands) and Way Back When (Germany).
Angie McMahon’s debut album Salt is out on 26 July 2019. Tickets from https://www.angiemcmahon.com/