Following the launch of the stunning new record 'You Will Know When You're There', Sean McMahon plays a run of shows through NSW and Vic in late August with his band, the Owls.
Over the past decade, the Melbourne artist has honed his unique voice with a poetic, melodic style of song writing, weaving vivid storytelling, confessional narratives and lyrical beauty with elements of folk, rock’n’roll and alt-country. On the new LP, McMahon has distilled his influences into an exceptional selection of songs that are full of life and straight from the heart.
From the stark confession of the album’s openers ‘One Foot Out The Door’ and ‘Angel At Your Back’s reflections of ‘Waiting For My Man’, to the sheer intimacy of ‘Outsider Blues’ or ‘Just For An Hour’, McMahon brings a quiet yet commanding authority. Amid wry and poignant observational lyricism lies the utter timbre of McMahon’s voice; a gentle ache that coaxes delicate, earworm-like melodies in a way that’s wholly believable and moving.
Uncluttered and focused in its arrangement, this is a confident record that ebbs and flows lightly, yet displays immense character and weight with each pressing moment.
There’s a captivating intimacy and authenticity to his music that sets him apart as a truly outstanding voice, and with his killer band to back him, this is a show not to be missed.
Sean & The Owls play TWO sets from 3pm | Free Entry