Posts tagged “Andy Bull

MAY ’15 MIX.


Oh, you know, tonight I move. For just a couple of days short of 2 years and 5 months I’ve been in Sydney, doing a PhD. I know i know, i’ve banged on about the bloody thing for forever. It has taken a big part of my life, and it’s not over yet. Tonight, I head to Melbourne, land of ‘good’ music and ‘cool’.

Trouble is, the PhD still continues, and so does my involvement. This tape (yeah mate, it’s still maamf, you haven’t just opened up my sticky journal of personal going ons), this May tape that is short, but sweet, is excellent. As always, and again, broken record I know, this is the music that has been the constant in a time of going through ALL of my shit, packing up a house, falling bookshelves and housesitting with other people’s dads.

As the PhD continues on (Melbourne is so I can write, get away and into the thesis), what maamf is will undoubtedly change. Whilst we’re unsure as of yet, there is talk (really amongst myself with the occasional drunk chat with Adam) of pulling maamf back to just the mixtapes. These tapes offer me a chance to escape the work, and to reflect on the month (all pretty wanky right, but m8, we all gotta be in touch with our sensitivities ya know?). Also, letsbehonest yeah? It’s not like there are all that many individual posts going up anyways. We’ll start the tape only thing soon, although we might just start it from today. We’ll still be posting a bit over on the maamf fb, occasionally on the maamf twitter and if you’re keen to follow the Melbourne journey, my own instagram.

So yeah mate, this is the tape that’ll accompany my flight tonight, and the future tapes will be those that accompany other, important times of escape. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. ha jks no time 4 escape wid dis phd.

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MAY ’14 MIX.

2014-06-09 09.24.18 May mixtape is up and ready for your perusal. Featuring a whole heap, some old faves, some new exciting producers, some punk rock and some of the most sincere singer-songwriter stuff you’ll hear in a while.


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Cool Sounds – Nice
Ciggie Witch – Taylors Lakes
The Zebras – Try
Jonathan Boulet – Hold It Down
Life Coach – Tigersharx (Right Click/Save As)
Anatole – Undercurrent
Guerre – Deatheat
Deja – Heart
Ealing – Long Island (Right Click/Save As)
Milwaukee Banks – Rose Water
Andy Bull – Talk Too Much
Geoffrey O’Connor – Her Name On Every Tongue
Spookyland – The Silly Fucking Thing (Right Click/Save As)




So Andy Bull has been kicking around for a while now. He’s had some big play on triple j and hell, I think even a bit of commercial radio play, especially after his first album came out. But he never seems to have properly, and to use a wanky term, ‘cut-through’. It doesn’t feel as though he’s a name that people recognise, and although I could spend some time deliberating as to why that may be, I won’t.

His new track ‘Baby I Am Nobody Now’ is ace in my books. Taking that piano sound and fucking with it. His stuff already has a bit of a funky feel to it, but this new track, with the cut up piano/vocals and that drum groove, make it really bloody funky. The unfiltered, dare I say natural, sounding piano lines that happen at the end of some of Andy’s lyric lines helps to keep it still piano driven, and authentic to what Andy Bull has built his career on.


Andy Bull – We’re Too Young

Andy Bull

ok. So this album came out at the beginning of this month. Is actually really good. I was a little unsure about it at first – his first single Small Town Girl was pretty pop, and it got made a pretty big commercial radio hit. But the album has a really good vibe to it. Sure it’s pop, and some people may have a little trouble getting used to the man’s voice, but yeah.

It’s all pretty much piano driven tracks on this album. Mr Bull started playing the keys pretty early on – apparently his dad collected them as Andy was growing up. This shows. The dude has some good chops (muso talk for skills)!

In terms of standout tracks, the opener and title track, is a definite winner. Most of the tracks on this album seem to be about the lllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddddiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssss. yeah…umm…that says ladies just in case you couldn’t read it. We’re Too Young speaks of what could’ve been etc etc.

Other major tracks would be the early single, Small Town Girl, the funk of Young Man, the awesome vocal workings of She’s A Ghost, the slowly building Girls! (yeah, there is an exclamation mark there. Must’ve got excited when thinking about the girls??!!), and the final track, the ballad The Sum Of All My Dreams.

So yeah, that’s it. Andy Bull is definitely a dude to keep your eye on. His local too, which is always a bonus…well he’s from Sydney…but we won’t hold that against him.

People call him ‘soul-pop’…and i’d tend to agree. He doesn’t lose any of his musicalness (new word. Oxford Dictionary will pay me later, I’m sure) either with the commercialness of his tracks. He’s cool. The album is cool. I’m cool. You might be too!

To leave you with, the standout for me. Also, a pretty decent cover of MGMT’s Electric Feel.

Andy Bull – We’re Too Young

Andy Bull – Electric Feel (MGMT Cover)

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K. That’ll do the ramble for now.