Daughter's Fever

Melbourne performance at Melbourne Recital Centre December 5th 2015 6pm

Long listed for Australian Music Prize 2015

Named in The Quietus half-year round up

Released on HellosQuare on limited edition vinyl and CD June 1st 2015

Premiered in Canberra at the Street Theatre on June 7th 2015.

"Truly beautiful, one of the Australian albums of the year so far."

Big call from Utility Fog on FBi 94.5 on the upcoming Daughter's Fever album but we'll take it!


A collaborative project from Melbourne Australia co-led by singer-songwriter Paddy Mann of legendary Melbourne alt-folk group, Grand Salvo, and progressive composer, sound artist, trumpeter, Peter Knight (Artistic Director of the Australian Art Orchestra). Featuring leading experimental/new jazz musicians: Erik Griswold prepared piano and toy piano, Vanessa Tomlinson percussion, Andrew Brooks saxophone, Joe Talia drums/Revox B77.

This is music that is impossible to categorise: strange but accessible, abstracted but also melodic. Music that exists in the meeting point between folk-pop and nu-jazz/improv/sound art…

Eponymously titled album out on Hellosquare in June 2015. Available via limited edition vinyl with sleeve art by Adam J. Bragg, and on CD.    launching at Capital Jazz Project, Street Theatre, Canberra June 6th and Melbourne Recital Centre (date TBA).

Paddy Mann voice/guitar. Grand Salvo

Peter Knight trumpet/electronics/bass. Leader of one of the most significant contemporary music ensembles Australia has produced, the Australian Art Orchestra. Multi award winning performer/composer

Joe Talia drums/Revox B77 reel to reel tape machine. Credits include Oren Ambarchi, Jim O’Rourke, Ned Collette & Anthony Pateras

Erik Griswold prepared piano/toy piano. US born with credits as composer performer inc. Carnegie Hall, Bang on a Can Festival, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Margaret Leng Tan & Steven Schick 

Vanessa Tomlinson tuned percussion/junk percussion. Credits include Red Fish Blue Fish, Anthony Pateras (Tzadik release), Steve Schick, Steve Reich, Wien Modern, London Jazz Festival, Green Umbrella Series LA, & Bang-on-a-Can 

Andrew Brooks saxophone/electronics. Central figure in Sydney’s NowNow scene, member of Splinter Orchestra, credits inc. Jim Denley & Kynan Tan.