Q&A Scene: Hamish Anderson

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

My new single “Breaking Down” is an all out rock and roller. It’s on my forthcoming sophomore album “Out Of My Head” that will be out May 3rd. The new album goes everywhere stylistically from blues to rock and roll, soul, folk and more. I’m on tour supporting Gary Clark Jr which I’m stoked for in April all around Australia. After that back to the US, Canada and EU for more dates.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

Like a stew or gumbo, a mixture of all different ingredients that are good for the soul.

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?

I get a lot of people who tell me they connect with my song “U” off my first album. It’s a very personal song to me; it’s about having trouble moving on from a relationship you’ve had with someone …I think everyone knows that feeling.

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.

A couple of years ago I was in the states opening for Stephen Stills and his band The Rides. It was quite a long tour and on one of the nights I had off they were playing a charity gig in Los Angeles with Neil Young. A friend of mine who works with Stephen got me into the show and I got to watch Neil Young’s entire set from side stage. When it came time to do the encore they got everyone on the side of the stage to come on stage and sing “Rockin’ In The Free World” with Neil, Stephen and the band. I suddenly found myself onstage singing along sandwiched between Jack Black and Andy Dick and just few feet from Neil, it was mind blowing.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Everything. Inspiration is all around, you just have to be open to it.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

There are thousands of songs I wish I wrote… “Something” by The Beatles springs to mind because it’s just an absolutely perfect song.

What’s next for you?

I’m supporting Gary Clark Jr on his Australian tour in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth which i’m stoked for and my album “Out Of My Head” will be dropping May 3rd!

What’s your scene?

Anything to do with music and I’m into it!

Americana, soul, pop, roots, blues, rock; that’s a lot of ground to cover, but onOut Of My Head,Hamishdoes it with a natural ease that’s far beyond his years– and it’s pretty easy to see whyTotal Guitarnamed him one of theirTop 10 Best New Guitaristsin 2018.Hamishwill play his first Australian shows since 2017 alongside the one and onlyGary Clark Jr.as main support, kicking off in Sydney at the Enmore Theatre on April 18, then moving through Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and wrapping up at the Perth Concert Hall on April 27.

Out Of My Head is out May 3.
Tickets available from https://www.livenation.com.au
Tickets available from https://www.livenation.com.au
Tickets available from https://www.livenation.com.au

About Mary Boukouvalas 1501 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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