Icelandic serenity inspires Sibbald

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Local artist Brayden Sibbald will perform his extended playlist at Clancy's on July 25.
Camera IconLocal artist Brayden Sibbald will perform his extended playlist at Clancy's on July 25. Credit: supplied

Popular Dunsborough musician Brayden Sibbald will launch his long-anticipated extended playlist this weekend at Clancy’s Fish pub.

The EP was called We Can Only Move Forward and came out last month after six months of creative work with Matt Gio at Rada Studios in Perth.

The 25-year-old said most of the playlist was based on his recent trip to Iceland where he enjoyed the serenity and isolation of the landscape.

“I felt very connected and inspired, which was kind of cool,” he said.

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Sibbald said this playlist differed from his other music sonically, with a return to acoustic and simple sounds.

“Its a testament to change and growth, its about letting go of the things that you can’t control and taking control over things you can,” he said.

Sibbald uses a loop pedal to build layers into his songs and to create a one-man-show presentation.

Extended playlists are typically five songs long and can usually stand alone as singles or short albums.

The indie-electronic musician believes this EP is a step up in terms of his songwriting skills and production compared to his last one.

“I am very pleased with how the playlist turned out,” he said.

“I’m a big believer in just getting things out there as you write and record and watching your progression and growth from years ago to now.”

The WAM award-winning musician was forced to cancel several shows this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

He said although the restrictions were tough, they allowed him to slow down and take up new hobbies like cooking and writing new songs for future music ventures.

“Before the restrictions I was on the go and really under the pump and it kind of forced me to slow down and reflect,” he said.

Rada Studios, a multi-spaced music hub in West Perth, and producer Gio were instrumental in the production of We Can Only Move Forward.

Singer-songwriters Cleo and Kiera Jas are supporting acts for Sibbald, who performs tomorrow at 8pm at Clancy’s Fish Pub.

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