AlfAnAnt release debut album, Aurora Australis, and East Coast Tour.
2019 sees Alt-Folk/Country duo (and former Sunny Coasters) AlfanAnt release their 11 track debut album Aurora Australis; once again raising questions of exactly where does this duo, comprising a couple of Australia’s finest little-known singer/songwriters, fit exactly?
AlfanAnt’s Debut four track EP Lucky surpassed the duo’s expectations. The EP received airplay throughout Australia and overseas including National play on Radio National’s “Live and Local” program. Anti-racism track “Your Kind” held down the #1 spot on triple j Unearthed “Roots” Chart for 6 weeks. Three songs from the EP got in the top ten triple j Unearthed charts for 2 weeks. And the track “Comes a Time” got nominated for a Queensland Music Award in the “Blues and Roots” Category.
Aurora Australis was recorded over two sessions in two completely different environments. The first, a two-day cyclone that saw the duo and band lay down six tracks, in Brisbane’s famous Airlock Studio with Yanto Browning at the helm. The second, a six-day session at the University of Tasmania’s Conservatorium, with Dave Carter orchestrating proceedings. As a result, the tones are rich, the songs are balanced, the tracks are rocking and with each listen you will discover something new.
Besides a cracking cover of Ben Salter’s “Drug Flowers”; Echoes of other Australian acts can be heard throughout...The Waifs, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus, Troy Caser-Daley, Nick Cave and The Dirty Three.
Aurora Australis rocks, lulls, whispers, hooks, pulls you in all directions and just when you think you have it under control you’ll be slapped in the face with another track that will leave you open mouthed mumbling to yourself ...“I wasn’t expecting that!”
“Hands Up” is the new focus single from the album which is accompanied by a retro black and white video.
The question remains, where do AlfanAnt fit into our rich musical landscape? Adult Contemporary? Blues and Roots? Country? The answer is simple ... AlfanAnt’s “Aurora Australis” Is AUSTRALIAN MUSIC! The band will hit the road mid-July where fans can hear Aurora Australis and make their own decisions and hear songs from the album for the first time. There hasn’t been an album like Aurora for many years, this is Australian Independent music at its finest.
The new album is out today, and you can catch AlfAnAnt locally as they make there way up the East Coast, at Horizon Festival on August 25.