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Love Letter To A Record: Wanderers On Tom Misch’s ‘Geography’

Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one that set off light bulbs in your brain and inspired you to take a big leap of faith into the unknown – music is often the catalyst for change in our lives and can even help shape who we become.

In this Love Letter To A Record series, Music Feeds asks artists to reflect on their relationship with music and share with us stories about the effect music has had on their lives.

Matt Birkin, Wanderers – Tom Misch, Geography, (2018)

If there had to be one album I truly love, it would be this one. I can continuously revisit this record. It’s for any occasion, whether I’m having a rough day or having a great time with friends at a party. It’s certainly a good one to bop around to while cleaning the house!

I love listening to it from the start to finish. No skipping tracks. There is something about the order of the songs that I resonate with, it was designed to be heard this way and it works so well. I had it on repeat during lockdowns and isolation periods. The perfect accompaniment with a cold beer in the backyard during the summer months stuck at home.

I remember waiting for this record to come out, as a fan of Tom’s music for a while, he really stepped up his production skills for this album. You can tell the drums and bass production are so considered, and the vocal sounds are crisp; perfectly blending into the rest of the instruments.

In my opinion, there isn’t a single bad song on the album, but if I had to choose a favourite it would be ‘Water Baby’.

Long established as one of South Australia’s premier songwriting and touring outfits, Wanderers’ have just unveiled their long-anticipated new self-titled EP. Listen here.

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