Artist: Dana Gehrman
Album Title: Find a Way
Lead Single: ‘These Days’ (out now)
Release Date: Wednesday 24 July
Reeling off the success of ‘Hands Tied’ genre-bending Brisbane artist Dana Gehrman is thrilled to finally reveal the entirety of her debut album Find A Way due for release onWednesday 24 July.‘Find A Way’ showcases the edgy bluesGehrman is known for with a mix of upbeat, rhythm heavy tracks, and ballads with unfaltering vocals. With the album spanning across a broad range of genres, standout singles have included ‘Find A Way’, ‘Hands Tied’ and now the soothing sounds of ‘These Days’. In celebration, Gehrmanwill be launching Find A Way with a string of shows across her hometown of Brisbane at The Milk Factory and an instore performance at Phase 4 Records before travelling up to Eumundi at the Imperial Hotel and then down to NSW for the Echuca Blues Festival.
New single ‘These Days’ gives audiences an insight intoGehrman’s wide stylistic scope with a gentler sound compared to the heavier rock of ‘Hands Tied.’ Gehrman’s powerful vocals paired perfectly with the addition of Danny Widdicombe’s slide guitar is reminiscent of a more traditional country twang, before completely reconstructing the concept of ‘traditional country’ for the remainder of the LP.
“These Days’ is ultimately about being burnt out. When the daily grind keeps getting you down. Wondering if it’s too late to make a change… but it’s never too late. This song wasn’t always going to make the cut for the album, but I’m glad it did as I really enjoy singing this one… and that slide guitar” – Dana Gehrman
Tracks like ‘Give Boys Pink Toys’ and ‘You’re Shit’ push the album into politically charged heavy hitting territory, whilst subdued moments such as ‘Diptych’, ‘CBT’ and ‘Casual’remain deeply grounded in self-reflection, and relationship mending. It’s 30 minutes of danceable, punchable, huggable catharsis that showcases the refined songwriting and chameleon like musicianship of an artist at the peak of a massive career.
Tracks such as ‘Rogue Train (Rattle On By)’,‘Grasshopper Ck’ and ‘Howling Wolves’ give the album a gritter and darker sound as Gehrman delivers the vocals with a sense of attitude and sass. ‘24 Karat Rocker’ is another Tom Petty-inspired rock out moment, while the album’s title track ‘Find A Way’ and ‘These Days’ juxtapose the rocky songs as the albums slower ballads. Not to mention the funk infused addition of ‘Hell or High Water’ that abandons the cause for genre labelling.
After spending time on the road with Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas & the Roving Commission and The Wilson Pickers and opening for acts such as The Teskey Brothers, Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus), Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) and more Gehrman is thrilled to take her debut album Find A Way to a live crowd for a string of headline shows in her home town of Brisbane and beyond. Earlier in the year, Gehrman teased her live performances to intimate crowds in both Melbourne and Brisbane for the ‘Hands Tied’single launch. This time, Gehrman will be taking the stage all over Queensland, NSW, and Victoria.
Do not miss it!
‘These Days’ is out Friday 28 June Find A Way is out Friday 24 July viaSpotify / Apple Music / Bandcamp
Find A Way Album Tour Friday 26 July – Sunday 28 July
Echuca Blues Festival, NSW
Tickets available via winterblues.com.au
Saturday 10 August
Phase 4 Records instore, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 17 August
Imperial Hotel, Eumundi
Support: Ruby Gilbert
Tickets via Oztix
Find A Way is out Friday 24 July via Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Bandcamp Find A Way Album Credits:
Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Percussion – Dana Gehrman
Electric, 12 String, Slide & Pedal Steel Guitars, Backing Vocals – Danny Widdicombe
Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals – Dave Orr
Guest Vocals – Tim Rogers
Bass Guitar – Chris Bosley
Drums – Ben Carstens
Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ – Dan Mansfield
Saxophone – Rafael Karlen
Trumpet – Darren Skaar
Synth, Percussion – Yanto Browning
Backing Vocals – Abbie Cardwell
Recorded at Airlock studios & Mixed at Pacific Reach
by Yanto Browning, Queensland, Australia. 2017 – 2018.
Produced by Danny Widdicombe, Dana Gehrman & Yanto Browning.
Mastered by Dave Neil, Queensland, and Australia 2018.