Billboard Calls Hamish Anderson a “Guitar Hero” and Premieres NEW Video
AUSTRALIAN BLUES/ROCK GUITARIST HAMISH ANDERSON
ANNOUNCES NEW VIDEO “NO GOOD” VIA BILLBOARD
“Singer, songwriter and guitar hero.” (Billboard)
“‘No Good’â€”a pounding rocker that recalls Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at their most defiant and boasts some lightning-strike guitar work from Anderson.” (Relix Magazine)
Hope you’re well! Reaching out about Australia-born, blues-rock artist Hamish Andersonand his new video, “No Good,” a preview of his new album due out in 2019. Watch the video as premiere on Billboard HERE. Stream the track on SpotifyHERE.
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Australia-born, blues-rock artist Hamish Anderson announces his new video, â€œNo Goodâ€ with a premiere onBillboard , who deems Anderson as aâ€œâ€œsinger, songwriter and guitar hero.â€ The track, which debuted on Relix Magazine, was selected for Spotifyâ€™s Official â€˜Nu Bluesâ€™ playlist. Hamishâ€™s new single â€œNo Goodâ€ picks up where Trouble (2016) left off – featuring heavier rock sounds & produced by 7x Grammy winner Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Tedeschi Trucks) with drummer Johnny Radelat (Gary Clark Jr), bassist Chris Bruce (Meshell Ndegeocello) and organist Jerry Borge (Jonathan Wilson).
Hamish spoke with premiere partner, Billboardâ€™s renowned writer, Gary Graff, about the new video, explaining:
â€œ’My previous videos had been very story driven, so for this video I wanted to strip it all back to just what it feels like when weâ€™re performing. I was influenced by imagery from the late 70s videos of The Rolling Stones (really from Some Girls/Emotional Rescue era) where it was them playing in NYC industrial warehouse-style environments. Super stark– and really all about the band performing. In general, we wanted to play more with lighting and movement overall. I got really lucky to work with a great team and we all felt that the energy and the vibe of the song was truly captured in the video.â€
Already praised by NPR, Billboard, American Songwriter, KCRW, Relix Magazine, among other tastemakers, Glide Magazine raves about Hamish, â€œThe young guitarist is a true talent …we can expect big things from him in the coming years.â€
Receiving heavy rotation on numerous radio stations globally (including KCRW, WBJB, KCSN and WEXT), Anderson has appeared at acclaimed music festivals in US, Canada and Europe- including Firefly, Mountain Jam, Summerfest, High Sierra, Telluride Blues Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, SXSW, Echo Park Rising, Grolsch Festival, Moulin Blues and BottleRock Napa.
Hamish wrapped 2017 by being featured as a Taco Bell â€œFeed the Beatâ€ â€‹ artist and after a month on KCRWâ€™s Morning Becomes Eclecticâ€‹, his single, a ballad called â€œU”, was profiled on NPR Musicâ€™s Heavy Rotationâ€‹ along with his entire album, Trouble. â€œUâ€ reached the Top 5 Tracksâ€‹ of the Week and was also debuted on â€˜Best of Weekâ€™â€‹ playlist on Apple Musicâ€‹ in Australia & Japan. His debut album, â€˜Troubleâ€™ was released to stellar reviews, with Anderson being named a Top 10 Best New Artists in 2016â€‹ by Yahoo! Musicâ€‹. Itâ€™s first single, the title track â€˜Trouble,â€™ is still on Spotify’s Blues & Roots Rock Official â€‹playlist two years after itâ€™s release. Likewise, Songpickrâ€‹, a premiere Spotify playlist curator, included the album â€˜Troubleâ€™ as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016. Anne Litt acknowledged on NPR the fact the album has been out for over a year (admitting â€œyes, I slept on itâ€ ), but also labeled â€˜Troubleâ€™â€‹ as â€œan album for the agesâ€‹.â€
Hamish Anderson openly counts as his influences guitar players and songwriters from â€‹Robert Johnsonâ€‹ â€‹and â€‹BB Kingâ€‹ â€‹(Anderson was the last artist to open for King before he passed) to Bob Dylan and Tom Pettyâ€‹. Anderson has also shared the stage with Drive By Truckers, The Rides (featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg), Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Low Cut Connie and Vintage Trouble.
NOTABLE PRESS MENTIONS:
“No Goodâ€”a pounding rocker that recalls Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at their most defiant and boasts some lightning-strike guitar work from Anderson.” -Relix
â€œan album for the ages.â€ – NPR Musicâ€™s Heavy Rotationâ€‹ (Anne Litt, KCRW)
“Timeless & classic” – Jason Kramer, KCRW
Top 10 Best New Artists of 2017 â€“ Yahoo! Music
â€œâ€¦he elaborated his sound on his full-length debut, â€˜Trouble.â€™ On it, gorgeous tunes and tight guitar lines surround a voice of husky distinction.â€ â€“ Yahoo! Music
â€œMellow, raw and dreamy. His rock ballad â€œUâ€ …highlights Hamishâ€™s buttery blues vocal that melts with subdued guitar rhythms like havarti on pretty much anythingâ€¦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.â€ â€“ Culture Collide
â€œTrouble puts Anderson in a category with predecessors like Clapton and Richards, guys who slip comfortably between rock and blues songs.â€ â€“ Rock Cellar Magazine
â€œAustralian Hamish Anderson is being hailed in many corners as â€˜the next big thingâ€™ in blues-rockâ€¦Watch out for him.â€ â€“ Elmore 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].â€ â€“ East of 8th