Marjorie Cardwell's songs showcasing her stunning voice and brilliant songwriting. Produced by herself and her husband DC Cardwell.
BRIEF BIO: Prompted by the diagnosis of a brain tumour in 2012, Irish born, Melbourne based artist Marjorie Cardwell created 'In Another World', an album which showcases her unique songwriting and singing talents. Kiwi legend, Don McGlashan, (Mutton Birds, Front Lawn) and award-winning singer/songwriter, DC Cardwell are featured on this eclectic collection of her own songs. The collection has a retro vibe, with Marjorie's songs ranging from 60s R&B to Beatlesque jangle-pop to exquisite ballads, all displaying her distinctively soulful and acclaimed vocals.
During her recovery (happily, the tumour was benign), Marjorie worked with DC to produce the eleven songs on 'In Another World', drawing on friends and family to supplement their own musical skills. These included their good friend, drummer Chris Haylock, who sadly passed away from cancer before the album's release.
The songs have been described as having a 60s and 70s feel, but because of Marjorie's unique, clear vocals, never fall into the category of 'pastiche'. They are reflections on her sudden illness (Hole in My Head), relationships of all kinds and stages (In My Eyes, Not On Your Own) and on personal and even global conflict (I Want Joy, All Over The World) - all done with a lightness of touch and deftness of wordplay that avoids navel-gazing or self-indulgence. This album is, at its core, entertaining.
One song, 'Dans Un Autre Monde' was written and performed in French. Another, 'Birthday Present', is the only non-original song on the album, being a cover of a DC Cardwell track from his celebrated album 'Some Hope'. _________________
Marjorie's music has always been influenced by the risk taking approach of The Beatles, and other influences include: Crowded House/Neil Finn, Sam Phillips, The Kinks, The Mutton Birds, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Rockpile, Ella Fitzgerald, Jacques Prévert, Arthur Rimbaud, William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, The New Pornographers, The Strokes, Jonathan Richman, Harpo Marx. _________________