Native Tongue is thrilled to finally announce the signing of songwriter Liam McGorry.
A prolific songwriter and musician who was the driving force behind bands such as Saskwatch and Dorsal Fins, McGorry has recently announced his new musical vessel Ex-Olympian.
Named after the neon sign that adorns Borsari’s Corner in Melbourne’s Lygon St, Ex-Olympian also reflects those times we all need to shift things forward into a new phase.
In partnership with two Melbourne icons Northside Records & Remote Control Records, Ex-Olympian’s debut release is a new 7” record that features ‘Voices in My Head’ and ‘Lilac Youth’. With a focus on soaring melodies and lush arrangements, Ex-Olympian’s dream funk music takes cues from the music of heroes Reneé Geyer, The Avalanches, Arthur Verocai and Badbadnotgood.
“It’s a real honour to sign with Native Tongue. Matt and Jaime et al have been incredibly positive and supportive to my songwriting over the last few years, and also on building my songwriting future, to be joining such a talented and extensive local lineup is really exciting,” says Liam McGorry.
“We’ve been a fan of Liam’s songwriting and production for a number of years, so we absolutely jumped at the opportunity to work with him. His touchstones are the freshest, and he digs deep to create. Liam is an inspiring creative to be involved with,” explains Native Tongue’s Head of Creative Services Matt Tanner.
‘Voices in My Head’ and ‘Lilac Youth’ are out now and available on Spotify.