He’s the darling of Gold Coast’s burgeoning music scene: a guitar-slinging, banjo-wielding bard who writes poignant lyrics and moving melodies.
2014 was epic for Karl S Williams. As well as signing to Gold Coast label Footstomp Music, he released his debut album Heartwood, then went on to showcase at Bigsound as well as the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. To top it all off, Rolling Stone magazine listed Karl as one of their Top 5 Artists to Watch.
He launched a new music video last week. And we’re a little bit awestruck by its brilliance. Beautiful imagery, amazing song and starring none other than label-mate Thelma Plum.
Watch the video for Is This Love here:
Karl has scored a slot at Bluesfest, sharing the bill with the likes of The Black Keys and Ben Harper. He’ll join Donavan Frankenreiter at a bunch of side shows and is about to head out on tour in his own right throughout March and April.
Karl, this is love buddy.
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Karl S Williams Is This Love tour
7 March | Toolona Street Festival, Bleach* Festival
2 – 6 April | Bluefest Byron Bay
17 April | Church Street Cafe, Bellingen NSW
18 April | Fit Baf, Port Macquarie NSW
23 April | The Foundry Brisbane
24 April | Miami Marketta, Gold Coast