Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Augie March White Stripes, Laura Marling,


band members

Adam Blacksmith, guitars and vocals Murray Cook, organs Andy Vegas, Bass, Tai Rotem (Production),Dean Wuksta (Drums), Gosti (Backing vocals on Hold ON)


Influences

Augie March, Bob Dylan, GARETH LIDDIARD, Ben Howard


Website

Bio

Adam Blacksmith is a thought provoking songwriter, a wordsmith and a storyteller. His music doesn’t fall neatly into any conventional category, although, he has been described as “Indie”, “Garage”, “Thrash Folk” and “Post-Folk” Musically, he combines, folk, blues, Jazz and colours them with indie sensibilities. Whilst he happily tips his cap to an eclectic list of influences, notably, Gareth Liddiard, Glen Richards, and Grind-core pioneers, Carcass he maintains integrity by crafting songs beyond comparison. He writes songs that are poignant with lyrics that are both honest and earnest and beautifully layered with metaphors and imagery. With Dickensian precision, lyrics and a guitar, he caricatures the norm as absurd and paints the most tortured of souls with a palette of pastels. He opens safely guarded doors to hope, love, and addiction then leaves them ajar long enough only to provide a glimpse into another world.Songs such as ...But What’s Her Favourite Carcass Song, Don’t Learn To Dance and Speaking English to A German Shepherd all declare loudly that all hardships, whilst painful at times, are merely a hiccup in the greater landscape. It is difficult to separate the company he keeps with the music he creates. He has just completed a ten year stretch in Long Bay prison as a special education teacher and continues his work in the prisons teaching songwriting to inmates on a part-time basis.
In 2010 he released his first single Flowers for no-one to a packed audience at the Sando in Sydney and from then has continued to hone his craft, fast becoming a song-writer of distinction. He has more recently extended his hand to film and music video production: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSzbrMUlxaA
His Debut Album, "The Anomy" and EP "Get With the Pogrom' are now available on itunes and Spotify
Brutally honest, Brave and Refreshingly unique.