Long hailed as a Brisbane icon and an acclaimed avant-pop, social commentator, Edward Guglielmino is back with a brand new single ‘Sorry’. Today marks a Guglielmino celebration of sorts, as he re-releases his entire back catalogue to all digital platforms as well as a long-anticipated second press of his 2012 album Sunshine State.
Recorded at various studios with friend and band member Shem Allen (Skinny Jean) and mixed by Miro Mackie (Cold War Kids, Dirty Projectors, St Vincent, WAAX, Dune Rats), ‘Sorry’ is Guglielmino at his unconventional finest and heralds an exciting new era for one of Brisbane’s favourite sons. He’s recorded a tonne of new music, but is pausing to celebrate his back catalogue first – 10 years of his long-celebrated album Late At Night and its equally acclaimed follow-up Sunshine State plus 2006’s Tacky (A Very Tacky EP) and standalone singles ‘Crushed By A Late Night Dream’ and the Magoo-produced ‘Settle Down With Me’.
In a career drenched in accolades as an outspoken individual with immense cultural capital, Guglielmino has certainly racked up the unique accolades. He has played with friends Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens), Ed Kuepper, Kate Miller-Heidke, Tim Freedman and the Whitlams, Everett True, Kate Nash (UK) and the likes of Holy Holy, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Emma Louise and Ball Park Music. He is a member of The Thin Kids with Kate Nash and infamous UK music journalist Everett True – they’ve actually released two split singles together. He didn’t win the Grant McLennan Fellowship a couple of years ago, but the judges were so taken with his song ‘Mary’, that they created an award for it, just for that year – Song of The Fellowship. And as his Wiki page will testify, there is plenty more where that came from.