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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Soul :: Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - Dawn

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - Dawn

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - Dawn
Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to bring you Dawn, an LP of hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs telling stories of grief, struggle and redemption. Set for release on November 7th through HopeStreet Recordings, the album is accompanied with national touring in December.

Dawn is a gritty, uniquely Australian record - simultaneously classic and contemporary. The songwriting is in turns optimistic, angry, melancholic and on occasions bruisingly honest. The music is fluid, live and raw, recorded in one room on eight channels of analog tape. The electric connection between Emma and the band comes through in every beat.

Taking cues from the burgeoning soul revival but with a far looser interpretation than many releases in the style, Dawn is no attempt at reviving a bygone era. There’s no horn section. There’s more rock in there. There’s more country in there. There’s more - in Emma’s words - “blackfella music” in there. The songwriting is more akin to classic Aboriginal bands like Coloured Stone than it is to Sharon Jones.

About this track...

2015 MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nichol ‘Making Tracks’, Koori Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Smooth and jazzy with the light funk style of Roy Ayers, ‘Dawn’ is a brilliant grab bag of the best parts of ‘70s groove.

Number Of People In Act 6 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled Dawn
Copyright Holder's Name Emma Donovan & The PutBacks
Media Servicing Date 2014-11-14
Main Genre Funk/Soul
Genre 2 Pop
Genre 3 Australian Indigenous
Genre 4 Soul
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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