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Hamish Anderson’s single ‘U’ featured on
NPR Music’s ‘Heavy Rotation’
November 2, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – Australia’s 26-year-old blues-rock artist Hamish Anderson is featured on this month’s NPR’s ‘Heavy Rotation,’ with his successful single ‘U,’ from the debut album ‘Trouble’. KCRW’s acclaimed host and music connoisseur Anne Litt described Anderson’s take on blues as “elegant,” and added that “(his) electric guitar has a precision and beauty that embraces the simplicity of the lyrics (“I can’t shake you”) while underlining the emotion in it.”
Recently labeled as “Melbourne’s blues wonder and guitar virtuoso” by Culture Collide, Anderson released ‘U’ less than a month ago to a success that grows day by day: it has earned consecutive spins on KCRW’s ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic,’ with Jason Bentley, reaching the Top 5 Tracks of the Week on October 9; it also debuted on ‘Best of Week’ playlist on Apple Music in Australia & Japan; and its video debuted on Culture Collide on October 23.
Produced by renowned Grammy winning producer/mixer/engineer Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Wilco, Ryan Adams) and featuring Chris Bruce (Doyle Bramhall II) on bass, Aaron Sterling (John Mayer) on drums, and Jerry Borge (Jonathan Wilson) on keys, ‘U’ is the third single taken from Anderson’s freshman album ‘Trouble,’ which was released a year ago, on October 21, 2016. In her article, Litt acknowledged this fact (“yes, I slept on it”) but also labeled ‘Trouble’ as “an album for the ages.”
Upon the release of ‘Trouble’ to stellar reviews, Anderson was named a Top 10 Best New Artists in 2016 by Yahoo! Music, and its first single, the homonymous ‘Trouble,’ is still part of Spotify's Blues & Roots Rock Official playlist. Likewise, Songpickr, a premiere Spotify playlist curator, included the album ‘Trouble’ as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016. Additionally, Hamish was added to Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat Roster, beside other emerging artists like Knox Hamilton, Lord Huron and, in the past, Mayer Hawthorne and BJ the Chicago Kid.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Hamish Anderson openly counts as his influences guitar players and songwriters from Robert Johnson and BB King (Anderson was the last artist to open for King before he passed) to Son House and Tom Petty.
Find out more about Hamish Anderson at www.hamishandersonmusic.com
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“an album for the ages.”- NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation (Anne Litt, KCRW)
“Top 10 Best New Artists of 2017” – Yahoo! Music
“…he elaborated his sound on his full-length debut, ‘Trouble.’ On it, gorgeous tunes and tight guitar lines surround a voice of husky distinction.” – Yahoo! Music
“Mellow, raw and dreamy. His rock ballad “U”...highlights Hamish’s buttery blues vocal that melts with subdued guitar rhythms like havarti on pretty much anything…With an output like this, Hamish should have no doubt about the career he chose, he is truly a unique voice in a time that caters to synths and pop.” – Culture Collide
“Trouble puts Anderson in a category with predecessors like Clapton and Richards, guys who slip comfortably between rock and blues songs.” – Rock Cellar Magazine
“Australian Hamish Anderson is being hailed in many corners as ‘the next big thing’ in blues-rock…Watch out for him.” – Elmore Magazine
“Gripping, dynamic…His bread and butter is clearly still his passion for the various forms of blues. He demonstrates his mastery of the genre… a showcase for his smoldering vocals and guitar heroics.” – Relix Magazine
"Venturing into reverb-laden 60s psychedelia, hazy blues club jams, and gritty slide guitar rock, Anderson pays glimmering homage to his string-bending heroes like Keith Richards and B.B. King on [Trouble].” – East of 8th