The Forresters is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Anthony Bautovich from the critically lauded trans-Pacific pop ensemble, The Orange Humble Band.
Free from the confines of any one genre, this Sydney based group devise new ways to blend folk, rock and pop into their narrative of Americana. With luscious melodies and visceral vocal performances, The Forresters deliver emotive stories of fractured relationships, heartbreak and the process of emerging from it.
Founded on a rich sonic tapestry, these bruised and tender tunes have been lovingly mixed by US indie producer, Mitch Easter.
Influenced by Jayhawks, Tom Petty, Big Star and Wilco,The Forresters’ sophomore album scheduled for release in April 2020, is an evocative collection of songs from the alternative country scene in Australia.
This album features performances by a stellar line-up of musicians including Matt Galvin (Perry Keyes) on guitar, Cameron Bruce (Paul Kelly) on keyboards, Jason Walker(Jason Walker & The Tender Mercies) on pedal steel, Nick Kennedy (Imperial Broads) on drums, Steve Balbi(Noiseworks) on bass, Amanda Brown(The Go-Betweens) on violin & mandolin and Charlie Owen(The Beasts of Bourbon) on guitar and dobro.
The Forresters’ current single release ‘I Need to Know’ is a shimmering blend of country, folk and pop. Underpinning the touches of piano, dobro and Hammond B3 organ, the push and pull of emotions of this song is complimented by the honeyed backing vocals of Nashville based songstress Emma Swift. An evocative account of lost love, ‘I Need to Know’ is a beautifully crafted roots driven pop song that not only grabs a hold of you but refuses to let you go.
Acclaimed Sydney producers Michael Carpenter and Wayne Connolly have both produced tracks for the The Forresters upcoming album release in April 2020.
The video clip for the track ‘About You’ was shot during an art exhibition opening at Bautovich’s Art Gallery –Home@735 - located in his terrace house in Redfern. www.homeat735.com.au
The album has been mixed by American indie producer Mitch Easter (REM, Pavement, Wilco) at his Fidelitorium studio in North Carolina.
Stream the tracks ‘About You’ and ‘Beautiful Mess’ by The Forresters
e - email@example.com m - 0417 231 157
“…Sydney outfit the Forresters were formed by singer-songwriter Anthony Bautovich of the critically acclaimed Oz ensemble The Orange Humble Band…it's a cool-sounding EP, and will surely find a home with the alt.country audience that is so enamoured of Vigilantes of Love and Golden Smog…” - Maverick (UK)
“…bright harmonies, guitars that really should be pouring out of open car windows, joy in a Teenage Fanclub / Jayhawks vein…”Americana UK
…it's a luscious mixture of pop, rock, r'n'b, and country, tantalising and exploratory. It never rests on it's laurels: the songs develop and change as they progress, new elements continually introduced, new echoes from rock's rich tapestry setting off gentle footfalls down the passageways of memory…”Nick West - Bucketfull of Brains (UK)
… regardless of vogue, there's always a place for a band like The Forresters…” - Amplifier Magazine (U.S.A)