As soon as I heard Angus Gill’s new single, ‘Roadworks’, from his upcoming album Nomad, I felt like I was in Tamworth at the height of the country music festival, probably in the Southgate Inn on a hot morning, tapping my toes in a crowded room. Gill is young – 19 years of age – but it appears he’s already soaked in the sounds of Australian country.

‘Roadworks’ is a road song, and a life song, in the vein of other such Australian country songs, and in case you think 19 is too young for you to pay attention to, Gill has a pedigree: he was a grand finalist in the 2017 Toyota Star Maker competition and is a three-time CMAA Academy of Country Music graduate. Not only that, he has toured, supported and co-written with Sara Storer, Troy Cassar-Daley, Rick Price, Adam Harvey, Felicity Urquhart and Gina Jeffreys, amongst others.

Listen to ‘Roadworks’ on Gill’s website, where you can also buy the single.

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