It's a new year, which means A NEW EP!
Pop in all its glory takes centre stage for XANI’s follow-up EP, “2”. After releasing, “1”, in May last year, XANI’s music has been added to Double J, played on RRR and PBS and has secured XANI a place on the New Music Stage for this year’s St Kilda Festival. Crazy, exciting times.
Due for release on January 29th, 2018, “2” was recorded and mixed by Myles Mumford (Georgia Fields, Kim Salmon). Catchy, but cutting, pop songs are interspersed with sweet violin instrumental interludes. Bold contrast is a repeating theme as lovey-dovey songs about Jerusalem artichokes sidle up next to a song protesting the bleak perpetuity of a patriarchal society inspired by SBS’s, “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
“2” features some of Melbourne’s best musicians, Olivia Nathan and Jacinta Caruana on backing vocals, Cristian Barbieri (Billy Davis, The CB3) on guitar, Josh Jones (Dan Sultan) on bass, Mark Leahy (The Twoks) on drums and special guests, Ellie Lamb on trombone and Simon Burke (The Meltdown) on keys/organ. There is a smattering of styles, from old-school RnB to quirky Americana and a bit of inspiration from The Motels and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, all wrapped up in XANI’s signature style of “nothing-can-be-too-cheesy”. The full band will launch “2” at The Post Office Hotel on February 4th.
Come along and grab a copy of the EP to support XANI continuing to make music throughout 2018. She will play two sets of music with the full band, live at The Post Office Hotel.