FRASER A. GORMAN
Fraser A. Gorman grew up in a small surf town on Melbourne’s southern coast called Torquay. Growing up surrounded by surf culture, Gorman quickly strayed away and looked to the songs of Bob Dylan and early 60’s Rock’n’Roll. When he was twelve, his mother put him in singing lessons and he took to it like a duck to water.
By 15 he was playing in a high school garage rock band at many local venues, and touring around the country. A few years later, the band decided to go its separate ways. With his love for country, blues, and folk, he started a solo project writing lots of songs with a more laid-back, storytelling style.
A few years later, in 2015 he released his first full-length album, Slow Gum which received critical acclaim across the globe including mass praise in Uncut, Mojo and Rolling Stone. Gorman toured the world three times before settling back in Melbourne to work as a carpenter and contemplate existence.
Now the break is over and his sophomore album, Easy Dazy has arrived. Recorded at Head Gap with producer Nicolas Vernhes (War on Drugs, Silver Jews, Cat Power, Etc) and Melbourne musician Dan Luscombe (The Drones), the record features guest musician friends including members of King Gizzard, Leah Senior, Anika Ostendorf (Hachiku) and Hollie Joyce.
Taking a step away from the country folk of his previous releases, Easy Dazy is more laid-back Americana with a driving pop sensibility. Tasteful horn arrangements sprinkled on a few tracks evoke a contemporary blue-eyed soul vibe and lush background vocals summon a sound somewhere between Transformer-era Lou Reed and Bill Fay's Omega Day.