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.
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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