COLLETTE, NED & TALIA, JOE
LONG YOU LIE (FIRE RECORDS)
FIRE records presents the experimental songcraft of Ned Collette & Wirewalker. Their new album "2" is due out in August and ong You Lie' is a double AA side EP which also features he Hedonist'.
Ned Collette moved to Berlin from his native Melbourne two years ago. A well known and respected singer-songwriter in his own country and in underground circles worldwide, he has toured Europe previously with the likes of Joanna Newsom, Akron/Family, Bill Callahan and Nina Nastasia.
His early musical output was based mostly in experimental music, before he gravitated towards more traditional song structures.
His new album "2" (his fourth album but his first outside of Australia) will be released in August.
Essentially a duo collaboration with Wirewalker drummer Joe Talia, "2" is a mix of experimental pop songwriting, dark folky soundscapes and Talia's work in musique concrete.
Their duo shows are performed with voice, nylon string guitar, drums, samples and tape manipulation.
While comparisons have been made to everything from Leonard Cohen to Ghostface Killah, Collette remains tricky to define but instantly identifiable.