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Jim Lawrie could easily be mistaken as a veteran of the Australian music scene for his years touring behind the kit with some of Australia’s finest, but it is the sincere and relatable style behind his song writing for which his name is now being given the same endearing treatment from fans and peers alike.
Following a string of acclaimed singles and appearances at Falls and Southbound festivals, Jim Lawrie returned in 2015 with a new album “Eons”(Barely Dressed Records/Remote Control). Eons showcases a songwriting gem – an artist transitioning from his previous incarnation as a folk singer-songwriter into a purveyor of soaring alt-country rock 'n' roll, taking cues from songwriters and bands like Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac - or more recently Ryan Adams and The War On Drugs. ‘Eons’ also saw Jim Lawrie’s first Australian Independent Record Labels Association Award nomination for best country album.
Having toured extensively in 2015 in support of artists such as Marlon Williams and Little May, Jim set out on an East Coast headline tour with his band in support of their single ‘Antisocialite’ in December, which has seen rotation on both Double J and Triple J Unearthed Radio. Jim also contributed collaboratively to Dorsal Fins 2015 album, ‘Mind Renovation’, which saw high rotation on Triple J as well as being their Album of the Week, as well as working with ‘Musicians for Hearing’ in their mission to make music more accessible to the hearing impaired.
Jim has a trademark vocal purity; melodic, harmonious, warm and human - one of the most distinctive voices in Australian music. With a new album out, and another under way, the momentum building behind Jim’s career, will see 2016 as a big year for the band.
Just Like Normal is a stirring folk-rock track bound to draw comparisons to a number of legendary singer/songwriters. – Indie Shuffle
[Jim’s] is a voice not only captivating, but full of emotion. – The Music
Jim Lawrie is Australia’s answer to the War On Drugs. The former drummer (Eagle & The Worm and The Bluebottles) must have one of the most distinctive voices in Australian music. – Australian Independent Record Labels Association
Lawrie is an exciting talent with the looks, voice, and all round professionalism who seems set to go much farther if he gains the exposure and support he deserves – Glam Magazine
I hear smatterings of early U2 guitar lines blended with Wilco-style piano chords and the in your face melodies of classic Springsteen. What's not to like about that? - Dan Buhagier (Triple J)
Jim's nailed this smart, sweeping pop sound. - Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J)