What happens when you take a lifetime of loving classic rock and a youth spent in the great musical mixing-pot of Melbourne? Well, you'd probably end up with Fraser A. Gorman, a twenty-four-year-old Australian who kindly took some time out of his day to talk to us about touring the UK, growing up in the Melbourne music scene, the style and dress-sense of classic musicians, and preparing to release his debut album on Courtney Barnett's Milk! Label next month.
How are you doing today, are you enjoying being in the UK?
I'm pretty good! Yeah, it's actually really nice. Yesterday we went down and I played in a record store in South End and that was really fun so far it's been pretty good.
Is it your first time in the UK?
No, I was here about a month ago touring with Courtney Barnett, so it's my second time.
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Having taken some time to speak to Contact Music about his upcoming album, 'Slow Gum', Frazer A. Gorman talked about the main theme of the album, as well as the writing process.
Recently signed to Courtney Barnett's Milk! Records, Australian musician Frazer A. Gorman is currently touring the UK to promote his upcoming album. In a recent interview with Contact Music, Gorman talked at length about his strong friendship with Barnett and the state of the Melbourne music scene, as well as taking some time to explain the creation process of his album.
Fraser A. Gorman is set to release 'Slow Gum' on 29th June in US and UK
'Slow Gum', Gorman's new album, is made up of songs written over the last five years, and was completed around a year ago. Due to the search for a label, the actual release was delayed, but it is set to land next month in the US and UK, before being released back in Australia a week later. With his work often compared to Lou Reed or Bob Dylan, Gorman still feels this is a great compliment, and explained that "I like those artists so much, so I can't help it and let some of that sound leak into my own sound".
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