Melbourne folk singer-songwriter Nathan Power launches his debut EP We Were Wild.
Five tracks of lush acoustic guitar, ornamented by cello, mandolin and percussion, We Were Wild springs from a love of Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen. Drawn lyrically from a series of break-ups and the happy moments in between, this EP highlights an emotional sensitivity woven from an intriguing childhood spent across Pakistan, Yemen and Kenya.
Ending 2017 on a high note with the sold-out launch of Nathan Power’s debut single ‘Solstice’ and plays across PBS, 3RRR and Triple J, We Were Wild continues the momentum into 2018 with a 12 date East Coast tour.
We Were Wild will be released via Coconut Records on March 19 with a music video for single ‘Growing Thin’ and a national tour, dates below.
March 11: Wall to Wall Festival (Benalla)
March 17: Airey’s Inlet Festivel (Airey’s Inlet)
March 18: Blue Bean Love (Daylesford)
March 23: Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel (Beechworth)
March 24: The Vic on the Park (Sydney)
March 25: Birdhouse (Wagga Wagga)
April 6: Taproom (Castlemaine)
April 8: Retreat Hotel (Melbourne)
April 13: Oscar’s Alehouse (Belgrave)
April 15: Lost Ones (Ballarat)
April 19: The Wesley Anne (Melbourne)
April 21: South East Feast (Berwick)
April 26: The Wesley Anne (Melbourne)
More information at: http://www.nathanpowermusic.com/press
Press contacts/interview requests via Nathan Power at: 0420 615 980 or email@example.com
Stream link: https://soundcloud.com/nathanpowermusic/sets/we-were-wild-nathan-power/s-nJQ4e
Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f7ron5cpy6g6hom/AADwLWeTiRuSbjbrlhbB9R5fa?dl=0
Born in Pakistan and raised across Yemen, Australia and Kenya, Nathan Power’s songs explore the edges of folk music to present his personal take on an intense childhood uprooted seven times over. Nathan’s music borrows inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Armed with a parlour guitar and backed by a ragtag collection of instruments including double bass, violin, and the occasional three-part vocal harmony, this is music for contemplation and slow dancing.
2017 ends on a high note, with the sold-out launch of Nathan Power’s debut single ‘Solstice’ and plays across PBS, 3RRR and Triple J. 2018 carries on the momentum with a 12 date national tour around the release of Nathan’s debut EP ‘We Were Wild’.
Tackling VIC, NSW and the ACT with a string of intimate shows in March and April, the ‘We Were Wild’ EP explores heartache, the stress of 21st century Millennialism and the occasional moments of happiness that happen in between. Expect some up-tempo numbers, a crowd sing-along and a couple of covers, most likely from Nick Drake, Paul Kelly or an obscure 1960s folk artist.
A drummer in a previous life, Nathan Power spent years honing his craft playing 120+ shows a year across Australia in a variety of genres including funk/soul (The Marionettes, Paint The Town), blues (The New Savages, T.K Reeve) and country (Patrick Wilson and The Bare River Queens), before appearing from behind the drums with a set of songs and the desire to sing them for people.