You Am I
In a cramped studio deep in Bushwick, New York City, You Am I hunkered down to make a start on their tenth studio album.
In over two decades this band has gone from a (sometimes misspelled) name at the bottom of the bill at rock ‚Äòn‚Äô roll haunts in Sydney and Melbourne to being internationally renowned and locally influential standard bearers for rock ‚Äòn‚Äô roll as, to quote Lester Bangs, ‚Äúa raw wail from the bottom of the guts‚Äù.
Transcending the Australian music scene‚Äôs trend-driven nature, You Am I have remained a steadfast component of the live scene and their ability to conjure excitement on-stage‚Äîwhether playing in front of five or five thousand‚Äîis the stuff of legend.
Of course You Am I‚Äôs early albums are much revered and regarded as important pieces of Australian rock ‚Äòn‚Äô roll culture, something their triumphant and spectacular two-album-show on the massive Hi Fi Daily Double tour paid testament to.
But You Am I have never been one to rest on their laurels or give up when the going gets tough. They‚Äôve continually made fantastic records ever since, regularly hitting the upper reaches of the charts just through the devotion of their fans.
The forthcoming cheekily titled Porridge & Hotsauce is the tenth You Am I studio album, and is a head-rush of rocking tunes tempered by songs that stretch beyond mere rock ‚Äòn‚Äô roll tomfoolery, showing off every element of Tim Roger‚Äôs genius songsmithery.
So after twenty-five years, 10 studio albums, 10 Aria awards, two live albums (one a 3LP boxset), two ‘best of’ albums, hundreds of sold-out shows and playing with heroes like The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Replacements and The Kaisers it would seem You Am I have earned the right to continue as they bloody well please, and long may they do so!!
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