Fraser A Gorman arrives on our shores with a bagful of cool, funny, heartfelt andåÊsuper-infectious tunes, on debut album 'Slow Gum.' Although a core member ofåÊfellow Melbourner Courtney Barnett's Milk! Records label troupe and closeåÊpals and collaborator with King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizzard, Gorman cuts aåÊdash entirely his own.åÊ
He drinks deep from the well of wayward folk contemporaries such as Bill Callahan and Cass McCombs, while also genuflecting to heroes such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Its lackadaisical charms bely Gorman's wryly affecting way with a lyric, however, as he sings tongue in cheek couplets over gorgeous slide guitar twangs and early offbeat melodies.