Three Albums That Changed My Life: Edward R

Earlier this year we were introduced to new Australian artist Edward R and his phenomenal single Who’s Going To Love You. More recently has come Call Me Home, an equally engaging, beautiful track further cementing him as one of the country’s foremost upcomers. Give it a spin and see for yourself:

Edward R is about to drop his debut EP, with a string of headline tour dates to boot (details below). We wanted to get to know a bit more about the influences and history behind his sound, so we asked him to share three albums which helped shape his life.

The Shadows – Greatest Hits

My father and mother have an eclectic and exceptional taste in music. I grew up listening to the likes of Elvis and Roy Orbison, The Beatles and Neil Diamond and heaps more. Obviously, all of those artists influenced every modern artist, but, Cliff Richards – the shadows turn my life upside down. The melodic guitar lines resinated with me more than anything has in my life. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve used melodies from the guitar lines in my song writing, it would be embarrassing if I did.

The Strokes – Is This It

Julian’s lyrical content throughout all his records has always influenced me. All his influences too, like Lou Reed and Sam Cooke.

P.O.D. – Satellite

If we are really talking about albums that changed my life not directly influenced my writings now… I have to admit (which I’ll never live down) … is… P.O.D’s Satellite. I think this may have been one of the first albums I owned. I used to listen to everyday on the way to school. If I recall correctly, these were some of the first songs I learned on guitar too.

Edward R’s five-track debut EP Agrabah comes out on October 28 via Create/Control and We Are Golden.

Edward R. Australian Tour

Friday October 28: Empire Corner Bar, Brisbane (free entry)
Saturday November 5: Gasometer, Melbourne
Friday November 11: Banquet @ World Bar, Sydney

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