Album review: Marshmallow Pavement

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Sydney-based creative folk, The A&R Department, have just launched their first foray into music compilations. It’s an indie-assortment of Australian Acts that they’re proud to have taken under their wings over the years.

Marshmallow Pavement is a movement of songwriters, musicians, producers and artists creating and making both audio and visual content. Marshmallow Pavement; Volume One creates a compilation by picking at different musical styles under the indie umbrella. There’s the pretty, melancholic drone  in BattleshipsComing Back To You, an upbeat, sun-drenched number from The Money Go Round (a band who we have previously given some love to on this site). There’s lo-fi loving from the Dead Heads and a dancey inclusion from Enerate. The offerings from Fever Pitch and China Doll are also worth a listen. In fact, there’s something for all discerning ears on the twenty-one track Marshmallow Pavement lineup.

To celebrate the launch of the compilation, The A&R Department are throwing a Marshmallow Pavement party with some of the artists that feature on the album. Battleships, The Money Go Round, Safia, The Dead Heads and Meg Mac (pictured above) will be joining forces to play together on August 8 at 7pm, at the Beresford in Sydney. For more details about the gig (which is FREE!) check see the Marshmallow Pavement Facebook event page.

Words by Carol Bowditch.