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Mama Kin ‘Red Wood River’ Video

Posted on 8 Nov 2013

With its haunting percussive soundscape and impassioned refrain, Red Wood River, the third single from Mama Kin’s new album The Magician’s Daughter, exemplifies the sophistication and strength that have become synonymous with WA’s soulful raconteur. 

Produced by Jan Skubiszewski (Way of the Eagle, Owl Eyes) and featuring Spender, ‘Red Wood River’ has quickly become a favourite with radio programmers and fans alike.

Shortlisted for the Vanda & Young Songwriting Award - the highest honour in Australian songwriting – ‘Red Wood River’, relates a mother’s worst fear, that of losing a child. Eerie and intense, it embodies pain and loss in every note.

“I have a deep fascination with rivers as emblems of life and its ebbs and flows,” Mama Kin says. “As rivers surge towards the ocean, they represent our very own journeys. In all its lamentation and sadness, ‘Red Wood River’ is the river at her cruelest, most unfathomable, and most unforgiving.”

Directed by Kess Broekman-Datner (Clare Bowditch, Hermitude) of Collider, the video clip for ‘Red Wood River’ unravels the drama of a mother and daughter forced to part ways. A nod to the bond that exists in this primal relationship, it is beautifully shot with stunning performances, taking us to the core of the bereavement and hinting at the pending danger embodied in the song itself.

The final single from Mama Kin’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, The Magician’s Daughter, the release of ‘Red Wood River’ caps off an outstanding year for Mama Kin. The album was album of the week on Radio National, PBS Radio Melbourne and Radio Australia, to name but a few, and Mama Kin has been nominated for a slate of awards including an ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album.

“It has been a truly magical year,” Mama Kin says. “We’re very proud of this album and we are so thrilled to receive ARIA, AIR and WAM Award nominations. We feel so supported and acknowledged by our fans, peers and industry which is a deep honour.”

Thursday Nov 14                   Australasian World Music Expo       Melbourne                 VIC
With Damien Dempsey and Richard Frankland
Hi-Fi Melbourne
125 Swanston St, Melbourne
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Saturday Nov 23                    Mullum Music Festival                      Mullumbimby            NSW
Civic Hall
9.45pm-11.00pm
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With the Kindred Singers (Cape Byron Rudolph Steiner School Students)
St Martins Hall
2.00pm-3pm
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