It’s been a whirlwind year for Josh Cashman. 2017 saw the 22-year-old showcase overseas, sign major deals and tour with our country’s finest. Now, he can finally reveal what’s in store for the rest of the year.
The “Instinct” EP, out September 22, is the result of being locked in a studio for a fortnight with lauded producer Jan Skubiszewski (John Butler Trio, The Cat Empire, ILLY). Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sounds (David Bowie, The Foo Fighters, The Weeknd), the 7 tracks evoke a newfound sense of confidence and maturity.
Some of which Josh discovered while living in the States for two months earlier this year. He supported Tash Sultana around the country, played six showcases at SXSW in Texas, and headlined his first ever show in NYC at the infamous Rockwood Music Hall. Inspiration also came from multiple co-writing sessions in New York and LA.
The momentum continued like a freight train when Josh returned home to a sold-out single launch for his single “Listening” at the Northcote Social Club, adding to the list of revered venues that the gifted self-taught musician has filled to capacity.
And what better way to round out a huge year than to release the “Instinct” EP and embark on a national tour. Having recently signed with The Harbour Agency, Josh will play in major cities, as well as team up with Parlour Gigs to reach his regional fans. At this rate, there’s no predicting what 2018 will hold.
“Humble, harmonic and heartfelt to the core, it’s no surprise that Josh Cashman’s honest style is taking the world by storm. His voice reveals strength, determination and a calibre of control that cannot be taught. He has raw talent!” – Katharine Kennedy, Happy Magazine.
“The young musician from Melbourne, with his emotion-filled nature, is comparable to that of Ed Sheeran. With his brooding tone and fast articulation mixed with his soothing guitar riffs and soft percussion, he’s really keeping it interesting.” – Sara Tamim, Vulture Magazine.
“If Matt Corby, in his busking era, and Mat McHugh of the Beautiful Girls toyed in celestial coitous, their celestial child would be Josh Cashman.” – Alex Medd, wickeddchildd.com
Josh Cashman was named the #1 musician in Australia keeping the singer-songwriter tradition alive by Tone Deaf in 2016.