Experimented with new set and backing over the weekend…Mudgee Markets on Sat then Bridge Tavern Nowra on Sunday…extremely pleased with outcome…Ive been working on a whole heap of new songs fro 3 weeks now and squirrelled away in studio putting in some serious hours on cubase and rehearsal…new new originals/Bowie/Beatles/Fleet Foxes covers …and incorporating them with “In your face” songs to fill up to a 3 hour set…the sound was pristine and it was the first appearance in my home town for almost a year…I feel like ive truly arrived at the sound and content I want…suffice to say I sold a stack of CDs and the new one isnt even out yet…bring on the tour!!!
Heres a bit of a write up by Sam Paine in the local Mudgee Guardian Fri 16 March 2012
“Lawson draws on genres ranging from folk pop to psychedelia to electronica, and the new album [In your Face] bears the influence of contemporary artists such as Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes as well as classic performers including the Beatles, Beach Boys and XTC. …Lawsons work, which varies from mild to wild in its eclectic influences and experimentation. Lawsons new album is slated for an Easter 2012 release in Melbourne. The album is an audacious love affair with psych folk electronica and featues queer but outstanding collaborations with the sublime Caitlin Harnett and the punchy South Coast rapper the Mighty ASH.’