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A Quickie With… Morgan Bain

Morgan Bain
Morgan Bain

Alternative bluesman Morgan Bain will bring us his new EP, What You Believe, at The Indi Bar this Friday, May 9, with support from special guests Simone & Girlfunkle and Nicky Sandover. We took that as a perfect opportunity for a quick chat with the talented singer/songwriter.

You just played the Fairbridge Festival. How did that treat you?

We had the best time in Fairbridge. Three fantastic shows, even though there was some rain at the end. I’m having more fun playing live than ever. It was the best weekend and a great line up of acts all round.

Where did you record What You Believe?

I recorded the EP mainly at Wastelands Studio with Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) who also stepped in as a musician for me. The single In The Middle was co-written with Joel, which was a new experience for me that I haven’t done before. It’s the second EP I’ve done with Joel and I love how he works and its so much fun making records with him. The last two tracks were recorded at Soundbaker with Rob Agostini, who I’ve recorded with before and is also an amazing producer/engineer. I really love being in the studio, its always a great experience.

How would you compare your sound on this release with your previous work?

This EP has a lot more soul influence than the previous release because I had different influences this time. My music is changing all the time and I learnt so much as a songwriter during the recording of the EP.

Is there a standout track for you on this one?

I cant really say I have a favourite track, I’m far too critical, I think – ha ha!

What’s up next?

After the launch I’ll be heading north to Broome and Karratha and then doing a southwest run. In September I’m heading to Europe to tour through Germany and the UK and with all of that will come a huge amount of songwriting! After that I’ll be planning to head to the east coast again as soon as I can, and then there will be more songs to record!

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