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Joshua James Signs Australian Deal, Releases Single and Album

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There has been a lot said about Joshua James, many accolades have been placed upon the head of the young and uber-talented Nebraska-born, Utah-based rock and folk singer. But never before have Australian music fans been privy to a direct release in our territory.

Now, thanks to Cooking Vinyl Australia, his latest album – From The Top of Willamette Mountain – has a release date and will be preceded by the infectious first single ‘Queen of the City’. The album will appear on November 15 as a deluxe package to introduce him to Australian audiences in anticipation of a brand new album that will be released next year.

Strangely familiar while refreshingly innovative, James’ songs reflect a distinct American ache, while his sweetly hoarse vocal appears tremulously fragile one moment, soulfully-fuelled by a grunge rock drive the next. From The Top of Willamette Mountain has already been met with widespread critical acclaim largely due to James’ arsenal of relentlessly impressive songs, songs that don’t necessarily labour over the flawless take, but rather focusses on the honesty while escaping the traditional confines of the folk genre.

The album’s first single - ‘Queen of the City’ - came out of a late night, whisky-induced haze, depicting the internal paradox of good and evil, the id and the ego, faith and doubt.

From The Top of Willamette Mountain

will be released on November 15 via Cooking Vinyl Australia   

Watch the official 'Queen of the City' video:

"This 25-year-old songwriter already has the wisdom to know that if you're going to serve up a blood-drenched biblical allegory, you best have an old soul's voice to sing it with. Every line rings with desperation and a desire for salvation."

- Esquire magazine

“With a hoarse, sweet voice that can fly from tremulous fragility to soulful roar, James brings a kind of grunge rock drive to rootsy folk, fueled by a gloomy existentialism and political rage.”

- The Telegraph (UK)

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