Peter Joseph Head Bio
Peter Joseph Head is an upbeat, naive-pop, self-help meets rock-n-roll, musical documentarian & indie-anomaly.
Pop Matters website says he “proves pop music can both be accessible and adventurous”. Triple JJJ radio called his music “captivating in all its nervous-awkward-fast-talking-stumbly glory”. Doorstamps blog called it “folk pop music that nails the art of making simplicity sound busy”.
In 2017 Peter started a project on Melbourne’s RRR Radio to write and perform a song about the news every week. The “Sung News” segment happens every Saturday morning at 8am on the Vital Bits program. He is currently compiling a whopping 52 songs from this project to make a series of 4 albums that present a musical snapshot of a year in the news cycle. The albums will be collectively titled “Peter Joseph Head Gives You The Facts”.
Peter has an ongoing interest in Japan. In 2015 & 2016 he released albums “Minna de” and “Peter Joseph Head Lightens Up”, including Japanese language tracks, through legendary Japanese band Tenniscoats’ Majikick Records label. He has toured the country 4 times and has played more than 50 shows playing with the likes of Oni from Afrirampo, Tenniscoats and Fuchigami to Funato.
In 2013/14 Peter did a series of collaborative singles with various guest vocalists under the name of t:dy t:wns. These songs formed an album, Sistercity, in 2015. Melbourne’s “3000” website said “everyone provides a little bit of awesome”. The album included vocalists such as Evelyn ida Morris (Pikelet), Elizabeth mitchell (Totally Mild) & Eva Popov (Hello Satellites) and featured singles such as “Sweet Fantasy”, which made it to no.4 on the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project chart.
In 2011 Peter released a series of short “Status Update Songs” via social media which were later collected in the album “14 Status Updates”. American novelist, songwriter & Richmond Fontaine front-man Willy Vlautin said the album had a “tremendous sense of melody and never ending hooks”.
Triple JJJ radio called his debut album Normal Ours, released through the Albert’s Basement Label in 2009, “captivating in all its nervous-awkward-fast-talking-stumbly glory”.
In 2005 his songs formed the soundtrack for the internationally released feature film “Burke & Wills” which debuted at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York and received favourable reviews in main stream media including SBS’s Margaret & David At The Movies. The soundtrack was described by Triple JJJ as “drop-dead-gorgeous”. The Brisbane Daily News said Peter sounds “a bit like Nick Drake back from the dead”.
He sings songs about everyday stuff. Just the important bits. In a fun way.
He wants you to dance and to do hand movements and to sing and to feel a little flutter or a flame in your heart.
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