Artist info

Genre

Pop, Indie


Sounds like

Magnetic Fields, Cloud Control, Jens Lekman


band members

Fergus Brown - vox & guitars, Holly Austin - keys, Assorted Lonelies.


Influences

randy newman, Dappled Cities, leonard cohen


Bio

‘John, She Was Never Only Dancing’ is the first single from Fergus Brown’s upcoming debut album 'Burgers Frown'. Sydney songwriter Fergus’s melodic guitar-pop is reminiscent of The Shins, Bon Iver and Ben Kweller, but he is equally aligned with the lyrical peculiarities of artists such as Randy Newman, Jonathan Richman, and The Magnetic Fields. His debut record 'Burgers Frown' is a collection of sometimes quirky, sometimes tender, love songs. Musicians on the record include Producer Tony Dupé (Holly Throsby), Producer Paul Mac (silverchair), Tim Derricourt (Dappled Cities) and Jack Ladder. Fergus’ song ‘Last Winter’ featured prominently on Emmy award-winning US TV series ‘The Starter Wife’ and he has already performed with Martha Wainwright, Jens Lekman, New Buffalo, Cloud Control, An Horse and Jack Ladder. Fergus is a former winner of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA), and the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, an emerging artists award scheme overseen by the Lennon Foundation in New York City. Fergus will be touring the Australian east coast in May/June 2009, and Europe & the US east coast in July/August 2009. ‘Burgers Frown’ will be online and in stores on 15 May 2009. “Fergus lies dormant like a pop volcano…bloody awesome.” Vijay Khurana, Triple J "Fucking excellent!" Rose Quartz Blog "Really wonderful stuff..." Richard Kingsmill, Triple J

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

02 Jun 2009

Triple J
40

Digging this. All done with just four looping chords!

Digging this. All done with just four looping chords!