Australian singer-songwriter Angie McMahon has kept us all waiting for her long-awaited debut album. Over the past three years she’s been teasing us with hits like ‘Slow Mover’ (2017), ‘Missing Me’ (2018), which were both so darn good they featured in the Triple J Hottest 100 for their respective years, along with ‘And I am a Woman’ and ‘Pasta’ in 2019. But now, she’s finally relented, and shared with us a juicy and highly anticipated album, ‘Salt.’
The AU Review labelled ‘Salt’ album of the week, commenting “her previously released singles were all instant in their impact, forcefulness and genuine nature. These singles all make an appearance on Salt, and yet there is still so many gems on this album that, without sounding cliched at all, you genuinely can’t wait to see how far she’ll go”.
Angie first splashed on the scene having been crowned as the winner of the Josh Pyke Partnership in 2017, a prestigious award for an up-and-coming musical artist. From this award, Angie McMahon received a grant and hands-on mentorship from fellow Australian singer-songwriter Josh Pyke to make her dreams a reality.
Angie McMahon has continued to impress on the music scene as she moves to a more covertly melancholic sound, while still writing from the heart and doing it perfectly. We were especially moved by ‘And I am a Woman’, which outlined her frustrating experience on a date.
“There are all these things that society teaches us about bodies, spaces, choices, feelings, safety, that we have to question and unlearn and do better with.” McMahon comments. “This song started as a heated conversation, but I had to finish it on my own and make it into music because I didn’t feel like talking, I felt like yelling. I wanted the hurting to be obvious”.
The ‘I Made an Album’ international tour will kick-off this month in New York City, and will hit Australia in October to take centre stage in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart.
You’ll want to claim ‘I Attended’ her 9 stop Aussie tour. We’ve added a few handy accommodation options too should you want to make a trip out of it.
Angie McMahon ‘I Made an Album’ Tour
Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre
Wednesday, 2nd October
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments, ibis Melbourne Central, ibis Glen Waverley