Three Albums That Changed My Life: Angie

Sydney based artist Angie has her hands in a few pies. Not only does she make music in Straight ArrowsSouthern Comfort and Gloss, she was also in the legendary Circle Pit. Signed to Rice Is Nice, Angie released the stellar Turning back in 2013, and has been making a name for herself as a solo act ever since.

Angie is now set to show Brisbane’s The Foundry what’s for tonight. She has told Brisbane fans to expect some acoustic versions of new songs, as well as some classics as well. Before she shows us all how it’s done, we asked her what three albums have changed her life, and whilst the answers may be a little bit surprising given her penchant for being a badass rock lady, they nonetheless rule. Check here for more gig details.

Nana Vasconcelos, Saudades

Saudades comes at you like a slow wave. I didn’t quite jump to it right away. There’s something magical about this LP. It’s a combination of voice samples, Berimbau and percussion that are so precisely articulated, with melodies and rhythms I cannot forget. It has moments of real strangeness and then intense beauty. It fits into every scenario of my life!

Royal Trux, Thank You

Thank You really goes without saying. It’s the pinnacle of a perfect rock LP. It’s got short stunners, long jams, a drum solo, warbled lyrics I can’t always understand. Although it’s kind of detached, there’s something really emotional about this record. It’s kind of romantic in this twisted way. I feel like so many of the songs are these sweet interludes and then the music is just dirty and rough.

Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi, Family My Ancestors

My friends in Athens told me about this album, so part of the reason why I love it so much is that it reminds me of there. The guitar tones have got this certain depth that really gets at you, you want to move along and shake yourself about. 


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