“It’s my favourite song of mine that I’ve ever recorded – and I’ve recorded a few now,” enthuses Allison Forbes of her new song ‘Pieces Of Silver’.
This is a beautiful song of hope and aspiration, built around a musical melange that seems to come from another time and place. The feel of distant locations and musical textures combine in a musical performance that’s part Appalachian mountains, part remote Irish countryside and part backroads Australia. And then there’s the words. Despite everything the world throws at us we’re all looking at the same stars that every generation has gazed at – and hoping for the same things.
“No matter how dark the darkness gets, there will always be the stars.”
With ‘Pieces Of Silver’ Allison Forbes may have created a new genre. “Punkgrass”. This thrashing and energetic new release from 4 x 2021 CMAA Golden Guitar finalist Allison Forbes is the third single from her forthcoming album ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’. Produced by ARIA-winner Matt Fell, this bone-shaking, monster tune is one you will want on repeat. With thumping rhythm, soaring vocals and resounding guitars, Allison Forbes is at the top of her game. And it’s her game. You can join in too. Why not? What have you got to lose?
Allison Forbes is a new-age outlaw of country music. Tamworth’s rebel child is a breath of fresh air and an outburst of originality in songwriting.
Nominated for 4 x CMAA Golden Guitars in 2021, Allison’s debut album ‘Bonedigger’, produced by ARIA Award-winner, Shane Nicholson, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian country music charts in February 2020 and was the second highest-selling independent artist across all genres that week. She stuck around on charts and radio all year and was voted Most Popular Female Artist in the Independent Country Music Awards.
The controversial single ‘Broken Radios’ reached #1 on Australian Country Radio and she has no intention of slowing down any time soon. Already, Forbes has recorded a brand-new album ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ with ARIA Award-winner Matt Fell set for release later in 2021.
Allison Forbes has secured her spot tightly in Australia’s alt-country scene. Brave and authentic insightful lyrics and addictive melodies, her stories will charm the pants off you. An honest and inspiring performer, her voice soars easily through any style with strength, warmth, and consideration. A dark gothic thread weaved through the straw of a country music basket of goodies.