Funky, bluesy, gritty, a little bit country, a little bit rock ’n’ roll and 100 per cent Brendan Gallagher, Wine Island is the highly anticipated new double album by two-time ARIA award winner and Karma County frontman.
Wine Island – Gallagher’s third album – charts its own course, tripping thematically from turn of the century imperial China to a 70s glam happening; from a Mick Taylor styled impression of a clothing shop in Bilbao to an instrumental yacht rock homage to Bondi Beach. There’s a weird-arse cover of a great Elmore James song and a nod to Reg Mombassa with large dose of lapsed Catholicism, plus the ever-present nursery rhyme ethos that mixes fluently with Gallagher’s sweet, resonant and rocking trademark poetry and wit.
Throughout his 30 years in the music business Gallagher has worked with many talented artists from the late great Jimmy Little (Messenger) to Jesse Younan and Jeremy Oxley (Sunnyboys). He’s recorded for David Bowie, authored the international bestseller The Open Tuning Chord Book for Guitar, contributed songs for popular television series Sea Change and films including Somersault, Clubland and The Boys Are Back, and composed for filmmakers such as Warwick Thornton and Rachel Perkins.
See Gallagher live this weekend:
Friday September 27 – Sound Lounge Currumbin RSL, 165 Durungin St, Currumbin, QLD (PLUS The Stillsons)
Sunday September 29 – Court House Hotel Mullumbimby (with Stukulele & Miss Amber)
Find this and many other great gigs in Echonetdaily’s North Coast Gig Guide.