In this first episode of a new run of New Weird Australia podcasts, Stu Buchanan talks to Perth artist Rabbit Island about her new old record ‘Songs For Kids’.

Perth artist Amber Fresh has been making music as Rabbit Island for over ten years, blending simple songs with experimental, improvised and lo-fi approaches to production and sound design.

Her latest record ‘Songs For Kids’ is a re-release of songs recorded direct to tape by Amber in a kitchen in Melbourne in 2013.

In this first episode of a new run of New Weird Australia podcasts, Stu Buchanan talks to Amber about the story behind the record, listening to lullabies in Kalgoorlie and mixing the magical with the meticulous.

Featured in this episode:

There Was A Kid On A BMX (from ‘Songs For Kids’)
In The Forest, Far Away (from ‘Songs For Kids’)
Some Days Are Harder Days (from ‘Songs For Kids’)
My Own Private (from ‘O God, Come Quick’)
The Gold Hall Beckons (from ‘Deep In The Big’)

Published on 5 May 2020.

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