- Jerusalem Artichoke 03:37
- For Better Or Worse 03:32
- Prelude 00:43
- I Want You Bad 04:01
- Interlude 00:42
- I Know What To Do 04:35
- Postlude 00:33
Pop in all its glory takes centre stage for violinist/vocalist, XANI’s follow-up EP, “2”. After releasing, “1”, in May last year, XANI’s music has been added to Double J, played on RRR and PBS and has secured XANI a place on the New Music Stage for this year’s St Kilda Festival.
Due for release on January 29th, 2018, “2” was recorded and mixed by Myles Mumford (Georgia Fields, Kim Salmon). Catchy, but cutting, pop songs are interspersed with sweet violin instrumental interludes. Bold contrast is a repeating theme as lovey-dovey songs about Jerusalem artichokes sidle up next to “For Better Or Worse”: a song protesting the bleak perpetuity of a patriarchal society inspired by SBS’s, “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
“2” features some of Melbourne’s best musicians, Olivia Nathan and Jacinta Caruana on backing vocals, Cristian Barbieri (Billy Davis, The CB3) on guitar, Josh Jones (Dan Sultan) on bass, Mark Leahy (The Twoks) on drums and special guests, Ellie Lamb on trombone and Simon Burke (The Meltdown) on keys/organ. There is a smattering of styles, from old-school RnB to quirky Americana and a bit of inspiration from The Motels and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, all wrapped up in XANI’s signature style of “nothing-can-be-too-cheesy”.
This EP was supported by Creative Victoria.
Released January 29, 2018
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Myles Mumford at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms, Collingwood, Melbourne.
- Music written and performed by Xani Kolac.
- Backing Vocals – Olivia Nathan and Jacinta Caruana
- Guitar – Cristian Barbieri
- Drums – Mark Leahy
- Bass – Josh Jones
- Piano/Organ – Simon Burke
- Trombone – Ellie Lamb
- Violin – Xani Kolac
Artwork by Meg Kolac
All songs copyright Xani Kolac 2018.