The follow up to her previous multi-platinum selling record in 2013 ‘Gravel & Wine’ — which spawned an ad sync wherein Gin featured with Daniel Craig’s James Bond and drawn praise in the U.S from Teen Vogue, Paste and Rolling Stone— her new album ‘Blood To Bone’ that went #1 in her native country New Zealand, will be out on October 2.
Wigmore has come a long way since her accidental teenage entry into music, when her older sister entered her self-written song “Hallelujah” (written in response to her father’s death) into America’s prestigious International Song Writing Competition. Her song won the Grand Prize, making Wigmore the only unsigned winner in the competition’s history (previous winners include Gotye & Passenger).
Then on, Gin’s music talent developed, soon resulting to the release of her debut EP ‘Extended Play’ which went platinum in NZ, and subsequently signing on with Ryan Adam’s band The Cardinals for recording duties for her first album ‘Holy Smoke’.
Having decamped from Auckland in NZ, Wigmore is now residing in Los Angeles with her husband Jason Butler, recording her new album between London, Australia and dowtown LA.
While ‘Blood To Bone’ bears the fruits of Wigmore’s song-writing this time refracted through American culture from the inside out, it was the leftfield odd-pop of 4 uni students in Leeds which lit the touch paper on her new record.
Obsessed by the unorthodox approach to sounds across ‘An Awesome Wave’ by Alt J, she left West Coast for London to work with the man behind Alt J’s album production credits, Charlie Andrew.
“The idea of us co-writing together was unexpected for us both.”
“Because Charlie is largely known for producing, we were both sort of in the deep end with each other.” — Gin on working with Charlie Andrew.
The success of the collaboration however is evident in their co-written song “New Rush” which was released earlier as a teaser for Blood To Bone.
“Charlie sort of opened a door for me to see that I could do it myself—he played a huge role in terms of changing my headspace and showing me what is possible with electronic sounds. He showed me about 808s, loops, pedals and samples—all this manipulation of sound that I had never knew about before.”
Following the release of her new album, Gin announced details for a clutch of UK and Europe live shows. For tour dates and venues visit www.ginwigmore.com/gin_tour.html