Independent Artist of the Week: Angie McMahon
November 27th 2017
Creating charming folk-rock, Angie McMahon has a voice so big it’ll stop you in your tracks.
Bold with a stunning sense of depth, McMahon maintains an alluring fragility in her vocals. The Melbourne singer-songwriter used to play in a soul band, which is where she learnt to project her voice so powerfully, beyond the horns that accompanied it. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen and and Lianne La Havas, it’s that honest delivery that really shines through.
Her most recent single ‘Slow Mover’ is a moody number that explores the everyday trivialities of life (like chicken shops at 4am!) and the ever persistent questions around love. The beauty comes via her vocals, while the grit reveals itself in the simplicity of the guitar.
Having already supported Father John Misty early this year, McMahon will be adding some more hefty support slots to her CV in the coming months. Kicking off with The Shins in December, she’s also locked in to support Alanis Morissette and Angus & Julia Stone in January. For an alleged slow mover, it appears she’s found herself on a fast trajectory to success.