This Month's Discovery: Angie McMahon

Angie McMahon

Angie McMahon is the kind of indie film heroine that every twenty-something can relate to and root for, but instead of on-screen, her narrative plays out in charming songs about life, love, and comfort food.

Her debut album Salt (out July 26) exhibits all the talents that have seen the Melbourne songwriter quickly gather an impressive list of figures, accolades, and a reputation for filling some of Australia’s most revered venues, moving audiences who want to befriend her.

Angie’s raw, human songwriting hums with realness, coupling intimately relatable lyrics with guitar-driven, anthemic guts and delivers it in a disarmingly soulful voice that can stop you in your tracks.

It’s all there in her debut single ‘Slow Mover’, a charismatic, cathartic song about an impotent romantic encounter in an all-too-familiar late-night setting, which sparks an internal monologue that becomes a firework chorus.  It shot Angie from relative anonymity to one of 2017’s biggest success stories, landing her at #33 in triple j’s Hottest 100 off the back of listener votes and love from fellow artists Julia Stone, Julia Jacklin, and Gordi.

In February, Angie followed up with the bruised, bluesy, but ultimately emboldening ‘Missing Me’. A brew of punchy chords and confessional vocals mixing sorrow and sass, it landed her at #49 in this year’s Hottest 100. With the release of her third single ‘Keeping Time’, she became the #1 most played artist on triple j and received high rotation across Australian radio, as well as cracked the AIR and Spotify Viral Charts.

With 15 million plays on Spotify and Apple Music, Angie garnered local and international support. In the first 12 months of her career, she rose from playing small rooms to selling out 1500-2000 capacity venues on her first headline Australian tour. She entered the nation’s festival circuit playing Splendour In The Grass, Laneway, Groovin’ The Moo, and has shared stages with Father John Misty, The Shins, Alanis Morissette, Angus & Julia Stone, Leon Bridges, Mumford & Sons, and Pixies.

In 2018, Angie won Best Live Voice of the Year (National Live Music Awards), and was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year (AIR), Unearthed Artist of the Year (J Awards), Best Solo Artist and Best Victorian Breakthrough Act (Music Victoria Awards), and Live Act of the Year (National Live Music Awards).

If you’d like to add an exclusive white vinyl copy of Salt by Angie McMahon to your monthly shipment, request the add-on by July 31st, or while supplies last!