Leaping from musical strength to strength Port Macquarie's Mick Hambly and partner Lauren Valatiadis are set to release a new album in Sydney.
The new work promises to showcase a matured style after the debut release of 'Wayward Minds' in 2015 and time spent touring New South Wales and Queensland, according to the pair.
"Our songwriting has definitely matured and that is what we are hoping to depict through the two different parts of the album," said Mick and Lauren.
"We are hoping our current fan base will appreciate the more acoustic half of the record, as we often play live as a duo."
"We can appeal to a larger fan base with the full band half of the record, which will include more instrumental elements."
"A lot of the songs that we have been writing focus on relatable themes of 'love and loss', we have written some songs about heartbreak and some about finding love.
"We think the balance is important and we are looking forward to writing the albums track list into a story."
The pair are set to record the as yet unnamed album at A Sharp Studios in May, featuring Sydney Star Casino audio technician Jye Hannan.
It's a long way along the NSW coast for Hambly, who is known around Port Macquarie area for his performances at Finnians Irish Tavern and playing at local restaurants.
"It's extremely important that we have creative control over the sonics of the album and we just love how well Jye does with bringing our desires through speakers in the end results," the pair said.
"Actually we have worked with him before, on our first record 'Wayward Minds' and he such a great engineer and producer.
"He has been up to great things, including his ongoing work with Sofar Sounds."
Former Divinyls and Hoodoo Gurus' bass player Rick Grossman is also expected to make an appearance for the new piece.
"Rick is such a great player and songwriter and we know he will bring the best vibes into the studio," Lauren and Mick said.
"On our last record, we played all of the instruments but we are really excited to bring in musicians who are are right in the industry to bring their own flavour to the record."
Travelling along the NSW coast the pair have played at Port Macquarie’s 'Wildwood Festival', 'Purple Sanctuary', Byron Bay and at Hard Rock Cafe in Surfers Paradise.
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