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New Album: WANDERLUST, Released 20th June 2014

New Album, Wanderlust, 20 June 2014

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WANDERLUST contains eleven new tracks, all of which were written by Victorian based brothers Hamish and Lachlan. Sharing the lead vocals, the Davidson Brothers shine on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and dobro and are supported by their live band on this release.

Known for their high powered acoustic performances and extraordinary musicianship, the brothers release their seventh studio album Wanderlust in June 2014. Recorded at Sing Sing South Studios in Melbourne by engineer Adam Rhodes (Paul Kelly, Angus & Julia Stone, The Waifs) the new album features all new original material and is an outstanding insight into the Davidson Brothers exploring new areas. Featured on the eleven track album are Jacob McGuffie on acoustic guitar and Louis Gill on upright bass. These exceptional seasoned young musicians joined the Davidson Brothers live band in 2012 and are both graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts.

Hamish and Lachlan show how they can nail the contemporary bluegrass sound with Everytime I Leave and Take Me to the Mountains. The album follows a theme of the desire to travel and draws on new sounds with the roots influenced track It’s Time To Go.

Travelling Bluebird was inspired by attending festivals across the country in the family wagon, whereas Lost in Amsterdam was written about the recent experience of touring Europe.

Always demanding attention for their instrumental ability, the Davidson Brothers show why they’ve taken out so many prizes including three Golden Guitar awards, with tracks like Grass Hound and Bottle Cappin’ Back Crackin’ Blues.

Mark Thornton (Jerry Reed), who has produced the last four albums, joined Larry Marrs (George Jones, Randy Travis, Marty Stuart) in mixing the tracks at Side Kick Studios in Nashville TN. Larry also contributed harmony vocals, whilst the album has been mastered in Sydney by Ted Howard (Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers).

Featured on the bonus 'Rock Mix' of Lost in Amsterdam are Aussie rock legends Brett Garsed (John Farnham) and Gerry Pantazis (Geoff Achison).

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1 - Every Time I Leave - SAMPLE
2 - Travelling Bluebird - SAMPLE
3 - Transpacific - SAMPLE
4 - Hit the Town - SAMPLE

5 - It's Time To Go - SAMPLE
6 - Grass Hound - SAMPLE
7 - Lost in Amsterdam - SAMPLE
8 - I Am To Blame - SAMPLE
9 - Take Me to the Mountains - SAMPLE
(Bottle Cappin', Back Crackin' Blues)
11 - Lost in Amsterdam (Rock Mix) - SAMPLE

All songs written by Hamish Davidson & Lachlan Davidson

Hamish Davidson - Vocals, Banjo, Fiddles, Resophonic Guitar
Lachlan Davidson - Vocals, Mandolin
Jacob McGuffie
- Acoustic Guitar
Louis Gill - Upright Bass
Larry Marrs - Vocals
Brett Garsed - Electric Guitars (Track 11)
Gerry Pantazis - Drums (Track 11)
Produced by - Hamish Davidson & Lachlan Davidson
Recorded at - Sing Sing Recording Studios - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Engineer - Adam Rhodes
Vocal Guidance -
Nick Keeling
Mixing by - Larry Marrs & Mark Thornton at Sidekick Sound Studios - Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Mastered by - Ted Howard at Rancom St. Studios - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Robin Sellick
Graphic Design
Annie MacInnes


"Spoiler: there are electric guitars on this record (on one song, but still!). Bluegrass is the basis but in the hands of the Davidsons, Hamish and Lachlan, this is modern country at its finest, recorded in Melbourne and mixed in Nashville, Tennessee. It's a magic sound: the mandolin calls the riffs, banjo jumps in, fiddle takes of, resonator guitar slides through, and guitar and upright bass push it all along quick-smart. The brothers share lead vocals, and their harmones are nothing less than thrilling. The final track, Lost in Amsterdam (Rock Mix), features Brett Garsed on electric guitars, and it does rock."
4 / 5 STARS
THE AGE, August 8, 2014

"The Davidson Brothers are talented fellas and awesome guys. I love what they do and I've really enjoyed the privilege of working with them. This album is a great one."
DAN SULTAN, June 2, 2014 (Link)

"Wanderlust is the seventh album from the Davidson Brothers, Hamish and Lachlan, which is bound to gain them a swag of awards to add to their already impressive list (and possibly overflowing cabinet) of accolades. Opting against heading to their usual stomping grounds in Nashville, the album was recorded on home turf with exceptionally seasoned local musicians at Sing Sing Studios. Both brothers are championship-winning multi-instrumentalists with their incredible talents showcased on banjo, mandolin, drobo and fiddle across the album. Highlights: ‘Every Time I Leave’, the first track on the album. You’ve been warned though, this one will get stuck in your head."

"Despite being a fan of the Davidson Brothers for a number of years it took me until this year’s National Folk Festival to see them live – and they blew me away. They’re not only some of the best musicians – of any genre – in Australia but they’re also amazing bluegrass songwriters. They gave me a sneak peak at Wanderlust a few days before it was released and I just couldn’t stop listening to it.."
TIMBER & STEEL, July 1, 2014 (Link)

"The brothers are the continent’s most celebrated bluegrass act, and are also quite popular in the thriving Aussie country music market. Their sound is brash and in-your-face, very much in keeping with the adventurous, fun-loving image that Australians are often shown to embrace.
Wanderlust finds the boys having recorded with their touring band at home in Melbourne. Recent albums had been tracked in the US, and both of them express great pride in making their Australian bluegrass close to home."

BLUEGRASS TODAY, May 15, 2014 (Link)