2016 in review
by Andrew Tuttle
2016, what a year! Most of 2016 should get in the bin, but I had a pretty fantastic year so wanted to thank/tag a lot of people! Will edit this as more comes to mind but here’s a start!
I released my second solo album on Room40’s Someone Good imprint, thanks heaps to Lawrence for all of the hard work and support and to Ed/Dense for helping bring some extra EU love! Really appreciate the blog/print/radio support from Australia and abroad too. Particular shoutout to stations like 4ZZZ, RTRFM 92.1, 2ser FM – Real Radio, FBi Radio, Triple R – 3RRR 102.7FM, 3PBS, WFMU, KAOS Olympia 89.3 FM, Asheville FM and *so* many others who I adore and appreciate!
Also super enjoyable to create a third album at Ems Stockholm(massive thanks to Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Queenslandfor funding support) and back home in Brisbane… it is done and we’ll see what happens in 2017!
It was so excellent to share lineups (in chronological order!) with gudrun gut, Deradoorian, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Daniel Bachman, Chris Rainier, Lisa Busby, Katastrophia, Lumisokea, Shawn O’Sullivan, N1L, Wixtes, John Chantler, Jason Lescalleet, Adam Sussman/Tim Green, Ghost Notes, The Sea Shall Not Have Them, Death Tourism, Sensaround, FEET TEETH, Dr Greg, Alexander Woakes, Pushing Buttonz, Cass McCombs.
It was excellent to play these shows because they were put together by amazing bookers/promoters/venues/etc (in chronological order!) Room40, Institute of Modern Art, Valve Records, the zoo, Le Bourg, Two Gentlemen, Café OTO, Sonic Masala, Madame Claude Berlin, Klappfon, HeK – Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Plunge, Sotto La Sacrestia, Monash University Museum of Art, Sound Spaces, Avantwhatever, The Bearded Lady, The Triffid, ÆTHER sessions, Woolly Mammoth, HellosQuare recordings, The Milk Factory, BIGSOUND, Press Club, Sulaco, The Avalon Miami, Mistletone. Planning on visiting more cities in more countries next year as well as some return visits with any luck… so we’ll see how it all goes.
Most of all, massive love and thanks to my absolute favourite lady Frith, my wonderful and supportive family (Mum, Dad, Courtney) and friends at home and everywhere! Also to everyone who supported me in various ways by coming along to shows, listening, chatting, etc. There’s so much great music and so many wonderful people out there, so it is a pleasure to be able to take up some of your time.
See you in 2017!