“The Artist: Magnetic-voiced singer-songwriter Marchelle Bradanini, a.k.a. Pony Boy
The Video: “If Only He Were You,” from her Old West and heartache-obsessed EP The Devil In Me.” Very excited about the release of this video shot out in the Blue Mountains of Australia.
I spoke with SHK Magazine about everything from Nick Cave, recording to an 8 track tape machine, great new artists, singing after eating a cheesecake chango and what should be on your music reading list.
The Devil In Me is an excellent six-track EP by Pony Boy, whose real name is Marchelle Bradanini. She is based in Nashville, and while there are some country elements to these songs, there is something much darker and exciting here. A lot of the appeal of this album is due to her vocals, and everything she’s able to convey with them, everything she’s willing to. She seems to really open herself through her voice, exposing her weaknesses, her vulnerabilities, her sorrows. – See full review at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2014/03/cd-review-pony-boy-devil-in-me.html
Head on over to The A.V. Club see the new video for, The Devil In Me, shot around some classic old Nashville haunts! http://www.avclub.com/article/ponyboy-goes-gold-devil-me-201865
A very rare and hugely successful offshoot of the smash-hit Australian literary salon Women of Letters, People of Letters returns to SXSW. Honored to be a part of this special event along with Mike Love, Steve Roggenbuck, Thor Harris, Emily Kinney, Marian Mereba.
*Hint: My letter and cover will be about a song written by one my favorite wordsmiths, Mr. Leonard Cohen.
“One Man Show possesses a strong overcast using throwback songwriting and vocal delivery that would make you do a double take wondering if it is a Cat Power tune. It is a stunning alternative to all of the assembly line drivel floating around calling itself country. ” http://www.myoldkentuckyblog.com/?p=45200
Head on over to noisey to hear the new tune, One Man Show!
“Her songs feel vintage yet timeless, seething and breathless. And as she sings of heartache and desolation, it all feels equally delicate and dangerous. …Happy Ever After could serve as something of a theme song for some unmade femme fatale grindhouse flick… preferably a Western.”
Dates and details coming soon!
In my tradition of lo-fi / illegible gig flyers, here’s a new one with shows I’ll be playing in Melbourne & Sydney in the next 2 weeks!
JAN 07 LABOUR IN VAIN
JAN 10 ACID COUNTRY PBS 106.7FM (Live in-studio performance)
JAN 10 YARRA HOTEL
JAN 11 SOME VELVET MORNING
JAN 12 FOLK IN A BOX
Part of Sydney Festival in Hyde Park
JAN 16 PROPER MUSIC SOCIAL
JAN 16 THE OUTPOST 2ser 107.3 (Live in-studio performance)
JAN 17 FOLK IN A BOX
JAN 19 ARCADIA LIQUORS
Then back to freezing London then Nashville then SXSW. See you on plane, train or dive bar real soon… pony xx