Jessica Pratt. From East to West Coast to meet this young singer-songwriter, based in L.A. and active since 2007 when she got linked to Tim Presley's solo project White Fence, who heard her demos and eventually released her self-titled debut album on his label Birth Records in 2012. The buzz was notorious, with first 500 pressings of the LP selling out in less than two weeks and main music websites and magazines praising it. Now she's back with LP 'On Your Own Love Again' out on January 2015 via Drag City, Vocally magnetic, making you recall folk myths like Joni Mitchell, Sibylle Baier or Karen Dalton, warm and intimate, she summons the spirits of 60's classic folk but still sounds fresh and surprising. Simply irresistible.
Fraser A. Gorman. And we end in Melbourne, Australia, to meet this extremely young (only 23!!) talent, active part of the DIY collective Milk! Records leaded by our beloved Courtney Barnett. Involved in local bands since an early teenager, first in Torquay, his birthplace, and later relocated in Melbourne, his solo project has offered us two releases to date, both this 2015: the single 'Book of Love' and debut album 'Slow Gum' both out in Milk! Records. Country-folk, Americana... and mostly, honest, joyous and heartfelt rock'n'roll with a ridiculous ability to tell stories while arresting you with another infectious hook or a stomping chorus. Fated for greatness!