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Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia

Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Solo Folk Acoustic


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"Redvers streams new song 'Laughing at Rainbows' [405 Premiere]"

Australian singer/songwriter Justin Gill, or Redvers, is releasing his debut album Truth In Silence on 3rd June, and we've got the premiere of his first single 'Laughing At Rainbows' for you to check out today. “I happened to walk past a church,” he said in a press release, “The was a sign out front that said ‘God puts rainbows in the sky’ -- I was rather intrigued by the statement." That was the inspiration behind the peaceful track that conjures up sunnier images despite the rainstorm going on in the background.

Speaking of the rain, that was (for the most part) unintentional. The track was recorded during a heavy downpour, and Gill decided that it added so much to the song that it should stay. “When I listened back it sounded beautiful, so I decided that rain had to be put on the track," he added, "I know that rain sound effects have been done to death, but I felt I had to remain faithful to that initial meeting with the song.” I'd say it was a fantastic aesthetic choice on his part - it gives it a sense of depth and relaxation that may not have been there otherwise. - The 405


Still working on that hot first release.



I only had the morning to complete some crucial lyrics, but they seemed
to come quick and easy in an old Mission District diner the morning
of recording, says Australian singer-songwriter Justin Gill of his last-minute moment of creativity leading to the creation of Truth In Silence, his debut album as Redvers.Gill arrives onto the music scene at a time when the world needs
more heart and less noise, and he delivers this between the notes of the
undulating rhythms and unassuming, visceral prose of this collection of
personal songs.

Listeners will hear Pink Floyds Goodbye Blue Sky and Becks Guess Im Doing Fine as touchstones in album opener Dawn Interlude where Gills ethereal arrangements envelope a charm and deep honesty seldom heard today. Fresh, raw, and without armor, Gill presents his songwriting as a soft hum that pacifies the soul and captures an essence unyielding.

Truth In Silence is the product of an aborted attempt at writing an album in isolation following Gills move back to his family home in the Blue Mountains of Australia during the winter of 2011.

was a false start, so I moved down to Kings Cross which is a notorious
nightclub strip in Sydney packed with prostitutes, drunks, and junkies
an eclectic array of humanity, Gill explains.  I began to write about what I was seeing.

This experience, coupled with the quiet inspiration and literary backdrop of Gills
majestic Blue Mountain hometown, gave birth to a collection of
beautiful songs.  His haunting voice orchestrates a subdued vibration
that resonates eloquently within each song on Truth In Silence.  To make the record, Gill dreamed of recording in America, and so landed in San Francisco in 2013 to track the album at Tiny Telephone.  

was enraptured at the sense of freedom as I boarded the plane, he
remembers.  I was off to capture a special moment in time. It felt
fortuitous that the first song I heard on the flight was Jefferson Airplanes White Rabbit, a track Ive loved a million times.  Truth In Silence was produced by Ian Pellicci (Deerhoof, John Vanderslice, James Jackson Toth) who captured the entire album in a single day.

I was stunned how quickly it happened, but it just poured out, Gill says.  We had so much time left, it allowed me to experiment a little, he explains of the scenario that led to Magik*Magik Orchestra cellist Michelle Kwons
appearance on the recordings.  I really enjoyed the speed at which it
all came together and we made improvisational choices that captured our
raw emotion, he says.

Gill is currently writing the second Redvers
album and is already planning a third that he will write on a trip to
India later this year.  For the first time in my life I feel I have
defined a path that I know I can walk down. Im really looking forward
to getting this music out into the world.  

Truth In Silence
, the debut album by Redvers, will be released on June 3rd, 2014 preceded by the single Laughing At Rainbows, streaming now.

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