PRAISE FOR ANNIE HAMILTON
"memory might be overrated but annie's music is seriously underrated. this has it all."
Declan Byrne, triple j
"While on their own [Annie's] lyrics read as vulnerable, the confident delivery and robust melodies make you doubt the completeness of this vulnerability. What we actually see is an ascent strength and confidence, obscured but emerging."
“A sun-drenched, distorted dream with a grit that cuts through and vocals that reign supreme”
Lucy Smith, triple j
"An artist on the rise."
Today, Australian musician, visual artist and fashion designer Annie Hamilton shares her self-titled debut solo EP, out on Inertia Music / [PIAS]. Alongside the release, Hamilton shares a video for ‘Californian Carpark Concrete’, shot by Jordan Watton on Super8 film in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. The song addresses the constant passage of time and anxiety that can breed from creative or emotional stagnation.
Echoing the themes of the song, Hamilton explains the clip’s treatment, “The video is set on an unending drive down a dark rural highway. We wanted to portray that hypnotic state of driving where everything starts to look the same and the passage of time is warped as your mind wanders off to uncover old memories. The film glitches like an old tape, rewinding, repeating and fast-fowarding, blurring the lines between reality, memory and fantasy.”
“This EP is the culmination of the last few years spent finding my voice as a solo artist. These songs have come from a place of introspection and experimentation, following my intuition while honing my production and engineering skills in the process.” she says.
Annie Hamilton’s long awaited debut EP follows a string of standalone singles, including ‘Kitchen’, ‘Fade’ and ‘My New Tattooed Chameleon’. The six tracks tie together the frays of navigating, processing and documenting her own lived experiences. Never more evident than on her debut EP is Hamilton’s North Star; her songwriting. Examining the mundane and profound, the everyday and the bigger picture she creates a world so vulnerable and accessible that her specific experience feels like universal truth.