Meet 15yo singer/songwriter Bridget Allan, who just released her debut EP
Attrition Of A Daydreamer is one very accomplished six-track EP.
Header image by William Patston Photography.
At the ripe old age of 15, Melbourne singer/songwriter Bridget Allan ain't doing too badly for herself. Last year she won a support slot for Wil "The Smith Street Band" Wagner at the Melbourne arts centre, along with winning the Regional Finals for Push Inc's battle of the bands, and just last week she dropped her debut EP, Attrition Of A Dreamer. As you'll discover in the questions and EP below, she might still be worried about failing year 10, but she's got quite the head screwed on her shoulders, and tackles some heady issues within the EP's great six tracks.
Tell us about about yourself?
I’m a songwriter in a band from Melbourne, and a super big Jeff Buckley fan.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
I like to say we have the lyrics of a Julien Baker song, with the voice of Florence + The Machine and the band of Arctic Monkeys. Or hopefully close to.
I usually get ideas for songs at really inconvenient times, I got the idea/wrote most of Deer In The Headlights in a math test. Once I have got that initial idea, I write the backbone of the song with my acoustic, then bring the band in and
hopefully through our rough drafts and jams it starts to have an element of magic in it that we can expand on.
Can you tell us about your new EP, Attrition Of A Daydreamer?
This EP to me is a vivid photo album of the last year of my life, each song has a different topic; The Wanderer is about the how love is entangled with sacrifice, Paralysis is about losing yourself in your doubts and there’s lots of other
emotions for all the other songs.
Any shows coming up?
Indeed! My band and I are playing at God’s Kitchen in Mornington 7:15pm on April 10th, and by then we will have our EP out on physical CDs and everyone that goes gets it half the price.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
Hopefully lots of gigs, writing some indie-rock bangers, and not failing year 10 at the end of the year.
Where can we hear more of your music?
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