Angus Gill started his country music career young, releasing two albums, Nomad and Welcome to my Heart, in his late teens and early twenties. He already had a clear sense of who he was as an artist – this was clear because these were confident albums, and that confidence was justified. Gill was producing authentic country songs, with a sound reminiscent of earlier Australian country music. Given his maturity, it’s perhaps no surprise that he formed a relationship with the members of Paul Kelly’s band after being introduced to them by mutual friend Steve Earle. That association has now turned into the new outfit Angus Gill & Seasons of Change and the album 3 Minute Movies, which has been nominated for two Golden Guitars for Alt Country Album of the Year and Group or Duo of the Year.
Earle appears in ‘The New Old Me’ on 3 Minute Movies; the rest of the album’s vocal duties go to Gill alone, who travels through various moods and stories in the album’s 11 tracks. This is an album for a laidback summer afternoon’s listening rather than a party, but Gill has more than earned close attention. He is producing at a great rate not because he just wants to get songs out, but because he has songs that deserve to get out. He’s a prodigious, passionate artist; it is, perhaps, no surprise that his abilities were recognised by the experienced artists in Seasons of Change, and 3 Minute Movies is evidence of a terrific collaboration.
3 Minute Movies is out now on Rivershack Records.