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Mike McCarthy - Serious Face

Mike McCarthy - Serious Face
Mike McCarthy has been a secret staple of Australian alt folk and Australian surf music for at least the last decade. Hiding in the soundtracks of many Australian and international surf films such as 'Seaworthy', 'Stoked and Broke' and 'The Alaska Sessions'. Chances are if you’ve ever ridden a heavy singlefin surfboard you’ve heard Mike McCarthy’s beautiful Aussie folk timbre.

Now releasing his sixth studio album, ‘Serious Face’, we’ve seen Mike come from honest acoustic origins in his timeless records ‘Fire Flood Freedom’ and ‘Shelter and the Sea’ to the foot tapping, layered pieces in his breakthrough album ‘The Lions Share’. ‘Serious Face’ takes this sound a step further, particularly in the opening title track, which employs obscure dance rhythms and dynamic crescendos previously unheard in a lot of McCarthy’s work. Damn does it work well! Groove hammond organ and slide guitar meander behind the the song as layer upon layer of guitars introduce themselves, backing off only for Mike’s brilliantly relatable lyrics.

- Fin Marx (@grainmagazine)

About this track...

Serious Face is a summery blues/roots track. The lyrics poke fun at the author for being so serious. It's all about taking a step back and going a little easier on yourself.


Other tracks by Mike McCarthy: Satisfy My Soul  -  On Your Mind
Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Central Coast NSW
Taken From The Release Titled Serious Face
Copyright Holder's Name M E McCarthy
Publisher M E McCarthy
Media Servicing Date 2017-11-23
Main Genre Blues/Roots
Genre 2 Pop
Genre 3 Soul
Genre 4 Chill
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Tour Start Month 2018-01-26
Content Provider Amrap Unsigned