Fresh off the recent announcement of her new single “Nobody Knows Us” (stream it on Spotify and Apple Music) and first live show, Australian indie-folk artist Anna Cordell today joins us for a fun feature wherein she lists five of her absolute favourite albums. From the psych-folk of Linda Perchas to Melbourne local BATTS to Seattle staple Soundgarden, Cordell dishes on five varied but equally impressive records.
The Melbourne-based songstress is gearing up to release her full-length record, Nobody Knows Us, on February 14th, 2020 via Ditto Distribution, and it’s loaded with winding, elegant tunes propped up by her hypnotic vocals. The overall sound is a nuanced take on indie-folk which challenges the genre’s conventions and pushes ever so slightly into ambient, experimental realms. Should you be in the area, try and hit the “Nobody Knows Us” single launch party on November 24th at The Old Bar in Victoria (FB event and details here). If not, maybe head over to Pozible to support her album campaign.
Impressively, Cordell is coming off a nearly decade-long hiatus from music while she started a family and worked on her own clothing line. Now, with two singles released from the upcoming album – “You” being the debut single – Cordell is prepped to make a triumphant and successful return to music.
01. Midlake – The Trials Of Van Occupanther
“First of all, I love all the music Midlake claims to love – Radiohead and Jethro Tull for a start! Their harmonies coupled with driving bass and rhythm, the poetry of the lyrics, the unpredictability of some of the songs – I can listen to this record over and over and over.”
02. Linda Perchas – Parallelogram
“Once again. Those harmonies! The way she layers simple guitars and vocals and then adds her little psych-folk touches – it kills me! I adore her music.”
03. BATTS – The Grand Tour
“A Melbourne local – I first really got into this record when I was jealous of the fact Tanya Batts got to support Sharon Van Etten when she did her Australian tour. I got really into it and then thought – yeah. Actually. Fair enough. This is amazing! Haha. And then I saw her play solo live and was even more impressed. I can listen to this luscious record over and over as well. Now I’m not jealous, just a huge fan!”
04. Soundgarden – Superunknown
“It’s just my happy place ok? I know.”
05. Jefferson Airplane – Surrealist Pillow
“The warm ‘70s pop-rock – psychedelia – and the voice of Grace Slick – I just find so inspiring and energising, I would love to experiment more in this direction in the future. It’s raw and honest and has an immediacy and freedom about it that I love.”