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The ever prolific Ali Edmonds has been cavorting through the Australian music landscape for some time now. In cahoots with a handful of bands including Damn Terran, Heavy Beach and Little Athletics, she returns to her solo project, Ali E to unveil a sneak peek of her forthcoming album, with the single 'We Are Strangers’.
Describing it as “the story of living in a world of apathy, where people are content with their share, those who are not prepared to break the social mold; instead they pretend to be happy, while the world goes on around them”.
We Are Strangers overflows with raw, resounding melodies combined with gritty gothic vocals. Ali’s voice punctuates the swelling guitars, eventually elevating the restrained percussion to an intoxicating intensity, and then slowly slipping away again.
Recorded at Sing Sing South by Anna Laverty (Nick Cave, New Gods, Paul Dempsey), We Are Strangers features fellow Damn Terran band mate, Leigh Ewbank on drums, Anto Skene on bass and Lucy Rash (TANTRUMS) moonlighting on violin, while Ali takes care of everything else. Mastered by the esteemed Micky Young in his mastering castle somewhere over the rainbow, We Are Strangers is the first release from Ali E since her debut album ‘Landless’ in 2012.
released June 18, 2014
Anna Laverty - Production, engineering, mixing
Mikey Young - Mastering