Australia-born, blues-rock artist Hamish Anderson announces his Fall tour with The Main Squeeze via Pollstar alongside a new video, “No Good.” The video premiered on Billboard , who deems Anderson as a “singer, songwriter and guitar hero.” The track, which debuted on Relix Magazine, was selected for Spotify’s Official ‘Nu Blues’ playlist. Hamish’s new single “No Good” picks up where Trouble (2016) left off – featuring heavier rock sounds & produced by 7x Grammy winner Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Tedeschi Trucks) with drummer Johnny Radelat (Gary Clark Jr), bassist Chris Bruce (Meshell Ndegeocello) and organist Jerry Borge (Jonathan Wilson).
Hamish spoke with premiere partner, Billboard’s renowned writer, Gary Graff, about the new video, explaining:
“My previous videos had been very story driven, so for this video I wanted to strip it all back to just what it feels like when we’re performing. I was influenced by imagery from the late 70s videos of The Rolling Stones (really from Some Girls/Emotional Rescue era) where it was them playing in NYC industrial warehouse-style environments. Super stark– and really all about the band performing. In general, we wanted to play more with lighting and movement overall. I got really lucky to work with a great team and we all felt that the energy and the vibe of the song was truly captured in the video.”
Already praised by NPR, Billboard, American Songwriter, KCRW, Relix Magazine, among other tastemakers, Glide Magazine raves about Hamish, “The young guitarist is a true talent …we can expect big things from him in the coming years.”
Receiving heavy rotation on numerous radio stations globally (including KCRW/, WBJB, KCSN and WEXT), Anderson has appeared at acclaimed music festivals in US, Canada and Europe- including Firefly, Mountain Jam, Summerfest, High Sierra, Telluride Blues Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, SXSW, Echo Park Rising, Grolsch Festival, Moulin Blues and BottleRock Napa.
Hamish wrapped 2017 by being featured as a Taco Bell “Feed the Beat” artist and after a month on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, his single, a ballad called “U”, was profiled on NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation along with his entire album, Trouble. “U” reached the Top 5 Tracks of the Week and was also debuted on ‘Best of Week’ playlist on Apple Music in Australia & Japan. His debut album, ‘Trouble’ was released to stellar reviews, with Anderson being named a Top 10 Best New Artists in 2016 by Yahoo! Music. It’s first single, the title track ‘Trouble,’ is still on Spotify’s Blues & Roots Rock Official playlist two years after it’s release. Likewise, Songpickr, a premiere Spotify playlist curator, included the album ‘Trouble’ as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016. Anne Litt acknowledged on NPR the fact the album has been out for over a year (admitting “yes, I slept on it”), but also labeled ‘Trouble’ as “an album for the ages.”
Hamish Anderson openly counts as his influences guitar players and songwriters from Robert Johnson and BB King (Anderson was the last artist to open for King before he passed) to Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Anderson has also shared the stage with Drive By Truckers, The Rides (featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg), Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Low Cut Connie and Vintage Trouble.
Find out more about Hamish Anderson at www.hamishandersonmusic.com
Nov. 1 – NYC @ Rockwood Music Hall
Nov. 2 – Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 3 – South Burlington, Va. @ Higher Ground
Nov. 7 – Asbury Park N.J.@ Wonder Bar
Nov. 8 – Baltimore, Md. @ The 8×10
Nov. 9 – Washington, D.C. @ Pearl St
Nov. 10 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Foundry