Last year was significant for our most inimitable female singer songwriter, Clare Bowditch, who was crowned Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year 2010’ for her contribution to culture. She was also handpicked by the legendary Leonard Cohen to open shows on his Australian tour last November.
Now Clare is back with a brand new single ‘Now You’re Home’ featuring Lanie Lane, a Sydney songstress gaining popularity for her rockabilly swing-folk sounds. Not only have they written and recorded a stunning the duet, but Clare is also thrilled to be taking Lanie on the road for her Winter Secrets tour which will be weaving its way throughout all major capital cities and key regional areas this June and July.
Release date: 13/8/2010
Label: Island Records Australia
Modern Day Addiction is not a product but a handcrafted, heartcrafted masterpiece. It’s a response to the issues we all face, cosmetic surgery, eating disorders, influenza, status anxiety and pathological consumerism. Topics that could be thought of as worthy, earnest and dry, Clare Bowditch manages to sex up, rock out and wrap up in warmth and a human heartbeat and a cheeky, very grown up, irreverence.
Modern Day Addiction crackles with raw passion and wisdom with Bowditch both the scientist and the guinea pig. The message is yes; we are all flawed and broken. But we’re good enough, better than this and not alone. Experiencing the album, the listener feels immersed in clarity and embraced in Bowditch’s arms as she whispers truth and comfort. She helps us make our armour, and tells us we must wear ourselves. As the music soothes we are released with the knowledge that it’s not just us trying to get to a better place.
1. The Start Of War
4. A Lucky Life
5. Prinz Willy
6. Your Own Kind of Girl
7. A E I O You
8. The Most Beautiful Lies
9. Break My Heart
10. Bigger Than The Money
11. A Little History (Homage To My Dad Two)
This is a very special, very limited edition release; a rare double CD (it’s so big it looks like a book), featuring the newly unleashed album as it is, and then a second CD with “Campfire Versions“Â of exactly the same songs (just Clare and her guitar).
In short: Clare blossoms beautifully by the light of the moon.
“ONE listen to this enchanting album and you come away feeling as if you’ve spent an hour in a flotation tank, such are its bewitching charms.
Bowditch has nailed a formula to call her own a fusion of folk and pop with refreshingly honest lyrics, quirky moments throughout and songs that are modern, yet seem like old friends.
From the sunny pop of naughty album opener You Look So Good, Bowditch proves she has the goods to let down her hair for sweet, melodic pop with bounce and then put a swagger in her step with the soulful blues Your Other Hand.
But it’s when she’s introspective and heartfelt that she’s truly on top of her game.
Strings hang off your heart in the tender Between the Tea and the Toast, you’d do anything for her love in Little Black Cave and the beautifully poetic Peccadilloes stays with you in a haunting way.
Bang for your buck comes with a bonus campfire disc of alternate acoustic versions.”
Performed by Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set, with additional musicians J. Walker, Pete Cohen and Myfanwe Alderson. Recorded, Produced, Mixed by Martin W. Brown at Standalone Studios, Melbourne, 2005, with the kind assistance of Arts Victoria.
Starry Picking Night
Lips like Oranges
I Thought You Were God
Divorcee by 23
Which Way To Go
The Thing About Grief
When I Was Five
Little Self Centred Queen
Just Might Do
On This Side
Yes I Miss You
Loose Acoustic One-Takes
Performed by Clare Bowditch on the final day of recording â€˜What Was Leftâ€™. Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Martin W. Brown at Standalone Studios, Melbourne, June, 2005.
1. Good Grief
2. Divorcee by 23
3. Empty Pockets (from Red Raku)
5. I Thought You Were God
Description: Performed by Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set, with additional musicians Adrian Holmes, Andrew Crean, John Hedigan, Mark Shephard, Peggy Frew, Pete Cohen. Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Martin W Brown at Standalone Studios, Melbourne, 2003, with the kind assistance of Arts Victoria.
Parts of the Puzzle
Ms Unavailability (oh temptation)
Hair that Red
Homage to my Dad and the ABC
ABC’s Triple J (National Youth Station) “Feature Album of the Week”
Beat (Melbourne) “Album of the Week”
The Brag (Sydney) “Album of the Week”
PBS FM (Melbourne) “Album of the Week”
RTR FM (Perth) “Album of the Week”
Bonus Limited Edition Which Way to Go DVD
DVD includes interviews, live shows, tour footage, Ms Unavailability and Monday Comes filmclips.
DVD Recorded and Produced by Resolution Media, July, 2005.
“4 Stars. The “new indie princess” – S. Wooldridge (Rolling Stone)
“4 1/2 Stars. I have no idea what an Autumn Bone is, or why Clare Bowditch uses it as a similie for growing love on the opening track of this album. But such trifling matters are quickly forgotten as the song begins to weave a strange and beautiful spell. Bowditch’s voice is poignant without being contrived or over-dramatic, and the result is magical.” – Kate McKenzie (The Weekend Australian)
“The gorgeous melodic sense of Bowditch leads her and her indie-allstar Feeding Set through a mesmerising set of genre-blurring acoustic tunes on her debut album. Taking hints of folk, jazz and high-art pop, Bowditch evokes a sense of delicacy and delight that should entrance any listener” – Dan Lander (Rolling Stone )
“4 Stars “Autumn Bone will bleed its listeners and then lovingly bandage each and every one of them.” – Anna Krein (The Age)
“Four Stars: CD of the Week “After one play of Autumn Bone I was intrigued. A month later, I’m totally enchanted…” – Noel Mengel (The Courier Mail)
“Dazzling debut expresses itches, urges and dreams… earthy and intricate… baroque sophistication” – Jack Marx (The Sydney Morning Herald)
“This girl is going to be a huge star. ”- Paul Stewart (The Herald-Sun – Melbourne)
“The next big thing” – Stephen McKenzie (Melbourne Weekly)
“Ignore this at your peril”- Ben Revi (dBmagazine – Adelaide)
Description: Songs performed by Red Raku (Clare Bowditch, Martin Brown, John Hedigan, Warren Bloomer, Defah Dattner, Matt Hovell, Andrew Crean, w/ Pete Cohen and Myfanwe Alderson) Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Martin W Brown, Rae St Bedroom and Dattner Studios, 2000
Description: Songs performed by Red Raku (Clare Bowditch, Martin Brown, John Hedigan, Warren Bloomer, Defah Dattner, Matt Hovell, Andrew Crean, Jedda) Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Martin W Brown, Rae St Bedroom Studios, 1999