Melbourne jangle rock project, Eaglemont, is the brainchild of Bridgitte Jessop, who’s back and baring all in her angsty new rumbler, ‘Hound’. It’s been a year and a half since Eaglemont cut her teeth on Melbourne’s live scene with the release of her debut 7” ‘Mediocre at Best/Uppercut’, plus two sold-out shows at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel in 2018.
Eaglemont has crafted an insatiable brand of indie rock that delivers hooky guitar lines with emotionally intelligent and introspective lyricism. Eaglemont invites listeners into her corner of the world relating to audiences through stories of love, friendship and identity.
‘Hound’ reflects on mental health and the desire to protect your loved ones from your shortcomings. Brandishing a velvety tone with crashing drum beats, Jessop’s distinct vocals are reminiscent of an androgynous tone. Producer, James Seymour (Merpire, FEELDS), worked closely with Eaglemont on the single, backed by the powerhouse that is Eaglemont’s live band. With music and lyrics written by Eaglemont herself, the compelling lyrics remind us all to respect that everyone has their own race to run.
Beginning her musical career at age 5, Eaglemont was trained classically in violin before moving onto acoustic guitar inspired by artists, Missy Higgins and City and Colour. Early songs, ‘Texas’ and ‘Swept Away’ feature an acoustic sound whereas Eaglemont’s newer releases feature the fuzz of an electric guitar. Translating her classical violinist teachings to self-taught acoustic guitar, Eaglemont began penning songs in the hopes of articulating the unique challenges of growing up and constantly relocating. Eaglemont to most is a leafy suburb situated in Melbourne’s inner north, but to Eaglmont, it is a symbol for home regardless of geographical realities.
Now, an undeniable up and coming talent commanding attention, who magnetically draws you in with the relatability in her songwriting, and in her live sets, don’t miss your chance to see Eaglemont perform during May when she supports Ceres live nationally or at her Melbourne launch for ‘Hound’ at Melbourne’s Old Bar.
EAGLEMONT ‘HOUND’ SINGLE LAUNCH
Friday 14 June – The Old Bar, Melbourne Vic
Doors – 8pm
Elizabeth Fader (Phantastic Ferniture) – 8:30pm
Quivers – 9:30pm
Eaglemont – 10:30pm