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In September last year, Sean embarked on a 24 date solo tour of the east coast to coincide with the release of the single 'Spring', which won many critics praises "On his incredibly endearing new track Spring, the artist weaves together elements of folk, rock , Americana, and alt-country to deliver an earthy sound that belongs entirely to himself. The new track sees McMahon traverse through immersive storytelling and folk-infused, heartfelt soundscapes to deliver a new single that feels simultaneously mellow and adventurous."- Happy Mag
Listen to single ‘Spring’ on Spotify
Now he is set to release his LP - You Will Know When You’re There on March 1 with
Blind Date Records.
"You Will Know When You're There" - the new album by Sean McMahon
From openers ‘One Foot Out The Door’s stark confession and ‘Angel At Your Back’s reflections of ‘Waiting For My Man’, to the delicate intimacy of ‘Outsider Blues’ and ‘Just For An hour’, McMahon brings a quiet authority to his songs allowing the economy of his lines to be savoured for their wry or poignant observations. Importantly that poignancy is part of the timbre of McMahon’s voice, a gentle ache that coaxes delicate melodies that earworm in a way that is wholly believable and moving.
Throughout the record the arrangements maintain an uncluttered focus through which the songs flow, allowing a lightness of touch and a confidence in the strength of the songs to carry their weight.
Reference points might be Blood On The Tracks Bob Dylan or On The Beach Neil Young but that risks reducing the work to pastiche, instead of regarding it as the work of a dedicated, deft artist. On You Will Know When You're There, Sean has distilled his influences into an exceptional selection of songs and proves that to deliver something memorable, hard yards must be done, experience must be developed and craft learned and refined.
Recorded over several sessions with Roger Bergodaz at Union Street Studios the album features a cast of Melbourne’s musical talent, including vocals from Broads’ Kelly Day and Freya Josephine Hollick, guitar by Matt Green, piano and organ by Ryan Oliver and Joe Cope, pedal steel by Matt Dixon, strings from Jason Bun and Giles Warren and the rhythm section of Roger Bergodaz, Tim McCormack and Callan Walker.