CAST OF YESTERDAY TIM WHEATLEY
Forged by flying solo in clubs from here to L.A., Melbourne’s Tim Wheatley now knows how to be heard above the noise. He’s got a literate way with words, delivered with a homegrown accent that demonstrates he was raised on Paul Kelly. The Heathen is power folk, all rock and rollicking. Hot For August harks back to teeth-cutting in rock bands, but with a dose of haunting emotion. The Other Woman dips into that Laurel Canyon altcountry vibe, The Messenger’s lashes of harmonica adds to the palpable blues. But it’s the title track, full of nostalgia, melodies and magic that show Wheatley has finally arrived. A complex mixture of the three artists below.
SOUNDS LIKE: Paul Kelly, Angus Stone and Jack Kerouac IN A WORD: warm