Live@Agrestic Imogen Clark
The Agrestic Grocer - 426 Mitchell Highway, Orange New South Wales, Australia
Imogen Clark is an Australian indie rock artist from Western Sydney. Her music ranges from intimate to arena-ready, rock anthems with the soul of a confessional singer-songwriter.
Imogen’s new single Enemy is the positive sum of all these feelings, an indie rock anthem about breaking out of a gaslighting relationship. Co-written with indie star Alex Lahey just prior to the pandemic, it has become a mainstay of Imogen’s irregular live shows, transforming into increasingly faster and leaner versions of the song. By early 2022, Imogen was ready to get into the studio and capture that energy on record.
The 26-year-old started 2020 in LA, recording with producer Mike Bloom (Julian Casablancas, Jenny Lewis) and a cast of rock legends, recording The Making of Me and what would become Bastards, which was later finished across the globe from Sydney over Zoom. The EPs form two halves of an artistic rebirth for Clark, featuring her most raw and intense music to date, covering addiction, suicide, misogyny and doomed romance.
Amongst the murderer’s row of collaborators on the records include Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith, Rilo Kiley’s Jason Boesel and Melbourne indie-pop artist Eilish Gilligan as co-writers, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and Elvis Costello and the Attractions drummer Pete Thomas lending their legendary chops to the recordings.
Cutting her teeth playing in Western Sydney bars during her teen years before touring and recording around the world, from the US to Europe to the UK, Imogen brings the depth and confidence of a seasoned rocker to the stage despite her youth. Taking inspiration from legends like Bruce Springsteen and Joni Mitchell as much as contemporary heroes Gang of Youths and Sam Fender, Imogen’s music continues to dissolve the barriers between her emotions and her audience, even as her music and shows get bigger in size and scope.