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Fast Five: Hamish Anderson

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When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I started playing guitar when I was 12 and since then music is the only thing I’ve wanted to do. I started recording my upcoming EP in 2011 and that for me feels like the beginning of ‘making’ music. When I was younger I was very interested in film so thought about being an actor or a director but now the focus is completely on music.

How would you describe your music?

It’s always a tough one trying to describe your own music or style but to me it’s a mixture of Rock, Blues and Folk. My music as well as live performance showcases both the fuller band rock side as well as the acoustic folk kind of thing.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

This year has been a busy one; I released my debut self-titled EP in Australia in May and played shows in both Melbourne and Sydney as well as doing a campaign to promote it. We’re now doing the same in the UK and US, before heading back home to Australia to play more shows in Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand all by the end of the year. Towards the beginning of next year I want to put out another EP’s worth of songs.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

At the moment I would love to sing a duet with Valerie June. Her song ‘Somebody to love’ is amazing; I just love the tone and sound of her voice.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

That’s a tough one, to pick just one album…if I had to choose though it would be ‘Blood on The Tracks’ by Bob Dylan. I love that album, I can put it on from start to finish and it always holds my attention; probably my favourite of Dylan’s albums.