Recent Releases

Recent Releases

Three talented young Bendigo artists have released debut CDs in recent months.

First cab off the rank in March was Bill Barber with Thanks For Your Consideration – a polished blues debut that perfectly showcases Barber’s developing talents. Barber’s vocals – sometimes overlooked considering his guitar playing – really come to the fore on this album. The stand-out track for me, so far, is Ghost Blues.
Steph Bitter released her folksy five track debut EP, First of May. There are echoes of a mellower PJ Harvey about it. My stand-out is the haunting Golden Heart.

Quick on their heels (friendly youthful rivalry a factor?) came Frank Bell’s White Horse single. White Horse surprised me a bit – a moody, slow-moving, almost menace-laden heavy blues number. Music for a dark room late at night.

It’s exciting to have so much young talent in our midst.