Stream Melbourne Folkster Fraser A Gorman’s Stirring Debut Album ‘Slow Gum’

“It’s a big old world out there,” as the opening line of Fraser A Gorman’s sublimely sage debut album gently reminds us. ‘Slow Gum’, out June 29, is the sound of the Courtney Barnett-approved 24-year-old stepping confidently out into it, channelling Bill Callahan, Beck and Bob Dylan among others as he goes. You might have already heard ‘Book of Love’ and ‘Broken Hands’, the album’s lead singles: the rest of this remarkable record follows on but never retreads their folk homilies to life and love, instead exploring other sounds and sorrows. As NME’s Rhian Daly wrote in her 8/10 review: “It’s wistful and picturesque, Gorman’s words doing detailed brushwork as they echo over his roughly strummed acoustic guitar.” Check it out below, and let us know what you think.

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