Likened to The National, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, Mazzy Star and Mark Lanegan , Andrew McCubbin is an internationally acclaimed producer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He is part of the fertile Melbourne to Europe musical highway that sees Melbourne and European musicians touring back and forth in various forms of collaboration.
His music has received the accolades of “Single of the Week” and “Single of the Year” for songs such as “The Fog Song”, “The Last Breeze” and “Blue” as well as “Album of the Week” for “Where Once There was a Fire”, “Dead Pilot” and “Hope Addicts” and “Album of the Year” for “Where Once There was a Fire”.
"Where Once There was a Fire" spawned the single, "Wait Here for the Sun" for which an accompanying music video was included in eight film festivals around the world including Barcelona's Around International Film Festival, the Belgium Move Me Festival and the International Music Video Underground in Paris.
His bands have supported acts such as Adrian Belew (David Bowie), The Creatures (UK), M Ward (USA), Micah P Hinson (USA), Morphine (USA), The Cruel Sea, The Underground Lovers, Died Pretty, Hugo Race and Conway Savage (Bad Seeds).
His 6th studio album is due for release in later this year. The first single from the album, Rise, was released in November 2020. It premiered in the UK on RHR’s Dark Heart of Camden and has been garnering airplay up and down the east coast of Australia.
RRR's Music Coordinator and announcer, Simon Winkler called it "an excellent and distinctive reworking".
Metal Postcard also featured it stating, "McCubbin gives this PIL classic a new lease of life with an M. Ward almost Low anthem take on the song. Wonderful indeed".
The second single, Run All Night is due in May this year.
4 stars - Rolling Stone
4 stars - The Age (EG)
Album of the Year "I swear you feel rather than hear. I don’t think anyone’s really achieved this before."
Robert Brokenmouth i-94
“You’d be easily convinced he was actually some hidden treasure from London’s rich musical backdrop.”
4.5 Stars Time Out Magazine
“The sonic equivalent of endless longing”
Editor Download.com (U.S.A.)
“A fantastic, majestic and a total marvel of a record."
Sonic Wave Magazine (Spain)
RRR’s Trip Magazine
Top 10 Shows of the Year "On the one hand it’s achingly beautiful and moving, on the other it’s quite profoundly uplifting"
Robert Brokenmouth i.94
"When the stillness breaks, McCubbin and his band drench the room with a ferocity of the storms we were promised but arguably never got the day before.
Patrick Emery - Beat Magazine
"a truly spellbinding performance"
Hurb Jephasun - The Music