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- On May 22, 2017
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- Billy Billy, Certificate IV, Grace Emily Hotel, Louis Donnarumma, Maggie Rutjens, MANE, Ollie English, Shaolin Afronauts, Tom Barnes, West Thebarton Brothel Party
Photo: Morgan Sette
Certificate IV in Music Industry student and rootsy rocker Louis Donnarumma has finally dropped his debut single and film clip with his eponymous band Donnarumma. The song ‘Love Your Man’ is a horn-bouyed heavy hitting rock song that leaves little to the imagination.
The film clip, directed by Lewis Brideson (Last Dinosaurs, West Thebarton Brothel Party) is a menacing video that captures the right concoction of desperation, frustration and tenuous anger. Speaking on the song and its unforgettable, ominous video, lead singer Louis Donnarumma says, “Love Your Man is about the jealousy that warped my perception of a relationship I was once in. The song travels back to a time where I felt betrayed by my partner – what an innocent boy I was!”
‘Love Your Man’ will feature on Donnarumma’s upcoming EP Billy Billy, due for release on June 30th. Donnarumma will also be hitting the road to celebrate the EP’s release throughout July, playing on stages in Adelaide, Melbourne, Wollongong and Sydney along the way.
Drawing from a wide net of influences cast as far as Nina Simone to Arcade Fire, Billy Billy was engineered by local producer Tom Barnes (The Shaolin Afronauts) and includes guests Paige Court (MANE), Maggie Rutjens and Ollie English on backing vocals. Reflecting on the record, Louis remarks, “Firstly, the main message in these songs is one of feeling lost as you’re growing up. I imagine Billy as being a general name for anyone that’s feeling lost with the whole business. I feel like not many songs nowadays tackle this issue and it’s one that hits close to home, so I had to share it. The other biggy is love, but not the way most people go about it, we have no rose coloured glasses so all of our love songs are about loves that have been lost.”
Excited to be hitting the road, Louis gives audiences a taste of what to expect, “Loud guitars, a drummer that jumps around and a bass that looks like a huge violin is just the start. Armed with those, and a bunch of songs both from the EP and brand new, the live shows will leave you singing the hooks hours after you go home.”
Donnarumma ‘Billy Billy’ Tour Dates
Saturday, 1st July
Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide | 18+
Friday, 7th July
Whole Lotta Love, Melbourne | 18+
Thursday, 13th July
Rad Bar, Wollongong | 18+
Friday 14th July
The Townie, Sydney | 18+
You can stream Donnarumma’s new single ‘Love Your Man’ via Soundcloud by clicking here.