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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Introducing - Passenger

If you are a lover of acoustic pop music you MUST buy the previous album from PassengerFlight Of The Crow. It really is a musical masterpiece and Passenger teamed up with some of the best names in Australian music for it - with Boy & Bear for Shape Of Love, with Josh Pyke for What You're Thinking and with Katie Noonan for Bloodstains amongst many other fine tracks.  This really is an amazing album and it gained British born but adopted Australian Mike Rosenberg some massive respect in the music industry. Have a listen to what we think is the most brilliant track, the title track of Flight Of The Crow here...
Passenger was originally a 5 piece band but split in 2007 but lead vocalist Mike decided to stick with the name even though now a solo artist. Mike started just by busking in the street, which he still loves to do - we actually came across him recently busking on the Corso in the Sydney beachside suburb of Manly to a crowd of enthralled onlookers. Sounding just as amazing on the street as he does recorded Passenger has a real command of music and this has flowed through to his new album All The Little LightsMike says this about his busking.. 

“Honestly, the more I do it, the more I enjoy it. You know, it’s great that it’s getting bigger for me but busking actually turns into a real way of life. The structure of busking and just being on your own, enjoying the cities and travelling, I dunno, there’s such a lo-fi thing that goes along with it and such an honest and simple way of living for that period of time that I really, really miss actually when I’m not doing it, so I really look forward to getting back out on the street again.”
All The Little Lights is another brilliant indie pop album it has been critically acclaimed and Passenger is currently touring around Australia and the UK promoting the album. “It’s very different to Flight Of The Crow… actually all my records,” Mike explains. “Flight Of The Crow sounded like it was made in the 1960s, which was kind of what we were aiming for, but this one is a bigger production and a bit more modern sounding.” The first single is Let Her Go and we have a very special presentation of it here for you below. All The Little Lights is out now on iTunes.

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