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Ask Xani Kolac (Clare Bowditch, Tim Rogers, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Martin Martini & the Bone Palace Orchestra) to describe her latest batch of songs for her debut solo project, XANI, and she’ll tell you that there are “songs about being needy and songs that are downright depressing”. These are not words that spring to mind when one encounters electric violinist and AU Review Best Live Instrumentalist nominee, Xani, onstage or off. Being a naturally energetic and bubbly performer, Kolac toes the line in her songwriting perfectly between being “happy but kind of sad”.

XANI’s debut EP, simply titled, “1”, feature four tracks laid thick with country guitar, crooning backing vocals delivered by Olivia Nathan, Jacinta and Caruana, and Kolac’s own trademark strings that shimmer and soar throughout, as well as Mark Leahy on drums (The Twoks), Jane McArthur and Jacob McGuffie on guitar and Arlene Fletcher on double bass. Recorded and mixed by Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch) - “1”, will be released in April 2017.

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released April 14, 2017

All songs written by Xani Kolac, except "Don't Wanna Go" written by X. Kolac and S. Edgar.

Performed by Xani Kolac (violin/vocals), Mark Leahy (drums), Jane McArthur (guitar), Jacob McGuffie (guitar), Arlene Fletcher (double bass), Olivia Nathan (backing vocals), Jacinta Caruana (backing vocals).

Engineered and mixed by Marty Brown at Standalone Studios.

Mastered by John Robert at Mastersound.

Artwork and design by Meg Kolac.

Photo by Michelle Grace Hunder.

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XANI Melbourne, Australia

XANI is an electric violinist/songwriter and AU Review Best Live Instrumentalist nominee. A naturally energetic and bubbly performer, XANI toes the line in her songwriting perfectly between being “happy but kind of sad”.

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Track Name: Give Me What I Need
Kiss me and I’ll tell you
What you’re made of
What you’re doing with your choices
When my shirt’s off
You know you’re strength is underneath
‘But you’ll always keep the peace
You’re never out there on a limb

And you’re feet don’t move
And you won’t lift a finger
So you can’t run circles ‘round me now
Coz if you’re feet don’t move
And you won’t life a finger
I can’t keep telling you how it goes…

So give me what I need
Give me what I need
And you’ll see
The best that all of this could be
If you give me what I need
I’ll never ask again
Coz by then you’ll see
You’re happier with me
When you give me what I need

Hold me more closely
Closer than you can
Don’t make me have to make you understand
How much I need you
To adore me
Oh don’t ignore me
Coz you’ll only bring us down
Track Name: Don't Wanna Go
I got my hair done
Put on my red skirt
I’ve got somewhere to be

I’m running hot and cold
There’ll be people there that I know
If I wanna go then I gotta go now

I’m getting nothing when I’m turning the key
I, I can’t get started
There’s a party going on without me
And I’m dressed up and I look good but
I don’t wanna go

The sun’s gone down
I shoulda moved by now
I should be tearing it up all over town

But I’m so numb
And I’m in my own way
Oh tell me that you know how it feels?

I’m just a blank page
I draw a blank face
I got a blank heart

It’s not my day
But I’ve got nothing to prove
I’ll just try again tomorrow
Track Name: Could You Love Me
Oh my love
I’ve been waiting
For this day but now I can’t let go
We tried love
But we fought too well
I know you’re no good for me anyway

But could you love me again?

Oh my love I’m in the kitchen alone
Still making the things that you used to like, (I) keep on making, keep on making it for you
Now you’re gone I keep thinking over and over again
How many times did I lose me just to find you?

All the times and all the ways
That I tried to begin again
But I just wanted the light to go out
Even all of the pain I felt I never cut the ties
It might get better
Once more
Track Name: I'm Coming Back
I’m coming back
Just like I said
Just like I told you
At the end
I’m coming back for you baby
Are you there waiting for me?

I’m coming back
To your door
Don’t wanna chase my dreams
No more
I’m coming back for you baby
Are you there waiting for me?

I’m coming back to find another one
A nice girl - you’ve found another one
I don’t care about the other one
Coz I’m back and I’m your only one
I’m back for you baby
And you know that you were meant for me

I’m coming back
Just like I planned
So you can ask me
For my hand
I’m coming back for you baby
Yeah are you there waiting for me

I’m coming back
Been away so long
But I still loved you
While I was gone
I’m coming back for you baby
Are you there waiting for me?