Review in Beat

Gospel Dance has been picking up radio play on some top notch shows and garnering favourable responses.
See the review by music journalist John Donaldson in Beat Magazine.
CDs available online at bandcamp or in the physical form through Title Music on Gertrude Street Fitzroy and Polyester Records on Brunswick Street Fitzroy (both Melbourne, Australia).

More locations to come!

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GOSPEL DANCE is “in its own world music.”

The voice and mind behind GOSPEL DANCE is the artist otherwise known as E-wah Lady. She has appeared on stages on the East Coast of Australia since 2003, playing solo on electric guitar and in recent years with her backing band The Open Road.

In 2010 she won the prestigious APRA Open Songwriters’ Award through Darebin Music Feast and recently recorded a duet with operatic folk “iconoclast” Oliver Mann.

GOSPEL DANCE is interested in creating slow dream-like music to dance to. Music free from quantisation or sequenced beats, not ascribing to any particular genre. Steeped with feeling, the music of GOSPEL DANCE arouses both spiritual and sexual stirrings. Age-old themes like bones, rocks, rivers, the holy-spirit, death, devotion and temptation are incanted viscerally. Both corporeal and surreal, the songs were written instinctively and immediately.

GOSPEL DANCE explores its many voices, telling stories set in a deeply percussive landscape. In the spirit of bricolage, instruments called upon include: rocks, bricks, an oven grill, a teapot, grit, a yellow plastic bird, jaw’s harp, brandy bulbs, martini and wine glasses and sundry other available implements. The album was recorded entirely at home with SM58s through a two-track interface (kindly on semi-permanent loan – thanks G) onto a somewhat temperamental PC.

In a new gesture for the ever-nostalgic E-wah, GOSPEL DANCE will be released digitally.

I Got No Bones

The imagery subverts the original lyrical intention of desecration of the consecrate body (via cosmetic plastic surgery) and applies it to desecration of land, spirituality and culture. The use of braille refers to the subsequent blindness suffered by those exposed to the nuclear explosions at Maralinga. Australian servicemen were ultimately issued compensation for two specific strains of cancer resultant of the nuclear exposure, leukaemia and multiple myeloma, both of which detrimentally effect bone marrow.

New Video

GOSPEL DANCE has just created the latest installment in a series of primarily photograph based music “videos.” Continuing in spirit of utilising what is available, E-wah is animating photographic stills to create a unique sense of motion and dance. This was photographed by E-wah and Stu Plasma along The Great Ocean Road and the Otways. Edited by E-wah.


GOSPEL DANCE now has a soundcloud page. See contacts page for all links.


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