Photo credit: Mikey Conlon (Conlon Creative)
Joe Mungovan has today brought together a fresh and luminescent sound with wistful songwriting, to float his debut album ‘A Flower In The Weeds’ through speakers across the world.
It follows on from singles ‘You + Me’, ‘Lemon + Lime’, ‘Soaking Up The Sunshine’, ‘Give Me Your Love’ and finally ‘Like That’, which all feature on his highly anticipated, inaugural album.
From Germany to Australia, the story of ‘A Flower In The Weeds’ is one that reads like an indie-romance novel, but is the true-to-its-word story of Joe’s whirlwind long distance connection with “the one that got away” during his 2019 European tour.
“I met a girl while on tour in Europe back in 2019. She cut my hair at 4am after my show in Berlin, and ended up traveling around Europe with me for the remaining shows. I flew back to Australia after the tour ended a few months later and moved into a house in Kangaroo Valley to start writing an album. I didn’t know if I would ever see her again.” Joe Mungovan
Fate would see them reconnect, an Australian summer bringing her across shores to a spirited and breezy road trip, hopping from town to town along the idyllic East Coast. Soaking up rays of sun and sipping vino by campfires.
“Unfortunately our time together was cut short when we found out that the pandemic was getting quite serious – the German borders were closing. We turned the van around and headed back to Sydney to get her on a flight home I returned to the valley and finished writing
This album is about the time we spent together traveling through Europe and Australia, drinking wine and enjoying life before our plans were turned upside down.” Joe Mungovan
‘A Flower In The Weeds’ National Album Tour to be announced soon!
PRAISE FOR JOE MUNGOVAN
“Song You Need to Know: Joe Mungovan continues his reputation as a fine purveyor of summer vibes with his latest breezy cut ‘Lemon + Lime”.
Re debut album: “The result is a collection of songs that elevate the earnest, introspective songwriting that threads Mungovan’s earlier work, with tons of warmth and infectious indie-pop sensibilities throughout.”
“Over the last few years, the musician has come forward as one of Australia’s most talented and remarkable, with a run of brilliant singles forming an exciting path to his second EP, Way Down South, in 2016, followed by his third, Another Night, A Distance From Here, in 2017.”
‘His warm lilting vocals coupled with catchy guitar riffs transport you to somewhere warm and tropical. The layered guitars are extremely effective, and it has a recurring bass guitar line that keeps the party going from beginning to end. “You + Me” has a wonderful optimistic feel to it”
“South Coast singer-songwriter Joe Mungovan’s newest release is the delicious sounding ‘Like That’ – a track infused with Mungovan’s indie rock-roots vibes as well as pop melodies to brighten your day.”
“Set to appear on his long awaited debut album A Flower In The Weeds, the song (Like That) brings the musicians staple slicked back production and captivating vocals, with catchy guitar riffs that will remain in your head all day long.”
Soaking Up The Sunshine: “Joe taking me far away, specifically to a tropical island with a cocktail served in a coconut and endless refills. ooooh yes thank you sir! 4 stars”
Declan Byrne, Triple j
Soaking Up The Sunshine: “Joe’s transported us somewhere tropical and breezy with this infectious new track. 4 stars”
Dave Ruby Howe, Triple j Unearthed
Give Me Your Love: “The rasp and passion in “come lay your limbs next to miiiIIIIINE…” gets me every time! Agree with Perko, that sax! Sax = Swoon. You had me on first listen with this one Joe, very much here for it! 4 stars”
Tyrone Pynor, Triple j
Give Me Your Love: “When your vocals come in at the 10 second mark, you well and truly had my attention. I agree with Declan and Dave, I can hear some Rubens vibes here, but those roots influences shine through a lot. The sax? Ooff. Great stuff, love this! 4 stars”
Jess Perkins, Triple j
“This is an absolute triumph of a cruisy indie pop song. You’ve folded all these gorgeous elements and it’s all tied up with your lovely raspy voice. Love it man. 4.5stars”
Pip Rasmussen, Triple j