This wonderful song 'Wadandi Boodja’ was nominated for a 2021 WAM song of the year award in the folk category and is the first song to be released from the new album 'Green Shoots from Dead Wood' by THE NOMADICS. This song & clip has had enthusiastic involvement & support from Wadandi Elders and Cultural Custodians and is fast becoming an anthem in Woodichup Bilya/Margaret River in the South West of Western Australia. Each line is sung in both Wadandi and English & is a fabulous offering to strengthen language and love/koorda for boodja/country. Artist Anton Blume has made use of an innovative double-exposure technique which exquisitely expresses intimacy with country which is at the heart of this song.
Rebellion is a catchy, anthemic song that emerged out of the Black Summer of 2020 when Australia was on fire and is, as a result, an edgier release for the married team of Bec Schofield and Dave Mann - The Nomadics! “We felt infuriated upon witnessing our government’s refusal to meet with the fire chiefs who’d been calling for climate action for some time to prevent the disaster,” says Bec. ‘You don’t speak for me… so don’t speak for me’. “The song expresses our frustration at being spoken for by leaders who have taken up too much airtime,” Bec continues, “and taken too little action.” Rebellion undulates with passionate, folk-hop vocals and soulful three-part harmonies over a funky upright bass, insistent drums and guitar solos wrapped within an overall infectious groove.
Love is a Flood
Gratitude for this life shines through everything The Nomadics do – and it rubs off on their audiences. Listening to them might make you weep but they are healing tears – tears that sooth and renew - and the sheer beauty of their music is a reward in itself. Awaken a campfire in the heart! Love is a Flood is a beautifully recorded album by award winning producer James Newhouse. It features raw subtleties rarely heard on albums in this era. Basically - the pure performance and intimacy of these two singing and playing together and expressing their stories around a microphone. Together with some subtle backing from Dave's multi-instrument skills set and master of the pedal steel - Ben Franz.
Green Shoots from Dead Wood
"Green Shoots from Dead Wood" by The Nomadics is an extraordinary album that transcends expectations, weaving a tapestry of heart-clutching melodies and soulful harmonies. It is a testament to the duo's musical prowess and ability to touch the depths of emotions in listeners.