Roscoe James Irwin releases Wasted ‘EP’ and confirms shows
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
Touring internationally and locally with The Cat Empire, The Bamboos and Julia Stone’s band. Add to this Vance Joy supports, and working on arrangements for Josh Pyke, Gossling and Vance, you wonder how Roscoe ever found the time to write and record his ‘Wasted EP’ released Sept 20th.
Challenging the acoustic sensibilities established in his LP the ‘Hunting Road', Roscoe’s latest work creates a complex blend of folk pop melodies, ambient electronic sounds and orchestral layering. His unique brand of ambient folk pop has won over fans at festivals, house concerts and recent support spots with Tinpan Orange, Grizzly Jim Lawrie, Ruby Boots and as earlier mentioned, Vance Joy.
His engaging personality has charmed audiences Australia-wide, surrounded by instruments, looping up a multitude of complex sounds.
His skills of performing horns and arrangement were recently lent to Josh Pyke on his 'The Beginning and The End of Everything' album (Warm In Winter, Order Has Abandoned Us and Stories That Get Told), Vance Joy’s 'God Loves You EP' (Play With Fire) and the upcoming Gossling album.
The ‘Wasted EP’ saw Roscoe return to The Shed Studios in Melbourne to record in stages with producer John Castle ( Josh Pyke, Sweet Jean, Gossling) while the super talented digital illustrator Kate Moon is the creator behind the artwork. Kate’s artwork gives a glimpse into the steam punk world she has created for Roscoe which will be revealed slowly throughout subsequent releases.
‘Irwin demonstrates strong, beautiful vocals…..a stunning layering of sounds which show his impressive compositional skill.’ – Faster Louder
‘A multi-instrumentalist whose voice is at times reminiscent of Jeff Buckley’ – Tone Deaf
Sunday 22nd Sept * @ The Workers Club – Timber and Steel Presents Melbourne support from Al Parkinson & Ben Wright Smith
Tix info: www.workersclub.com.au
Thursday 26th Sept** @ The Newsagency - Sydney support from Achoo! Bless You
Tix info: www.stickytickets.com.au
Thursday 10th Oct** @ The Wheatsheaf Hotel - Adelaide support from Kaurna Cronin
Tix info: www.wheatsheafhotel.com.au
* Will feature Roscoe with an exclusive extended line-up and special guests
**Roscoe will perform with Ben Edgar (Gotye/Washington)