Liz Stringer is one of Australia’s most admired and versatile songwriters and instrumentalists. A venerated guitarist and vocalist, her notoriously powerful live performances and melodically rich, story-based songs have earned her a unique place among the most important Australian songwriters of the modern era.
Liz Stringer has performed all over Australia and the world for her own musical project as well as being a session musician for countless acts, most recently including performing in Midnight Oil for their final ever tour in Australia, North America, Europe, UK and New Zealand.
2019 saw the release of collaborative project Dyson Stringer Cloher’s self-titled debut album through Melbourne’s Milk! records to wide media acclaim and a sold-out headline tour and Stringer was honoured at Woodford Folk Festival as an ’emerging legend of Australian song’ with a performance of selections from her back catalogue by her musical peers.
Liz Stringer’s sixth studio album—First Time Really Feeling— was released through Melbourne-based independent record label Milk! Records in April 2021. This ten-song collection documents a recent personal reckoning and metamorphosis Liz experienced while living in North America just prior to the pandemic.
Recorded at Toronto’s Union Sound Company and produced by Chris Stringer, known for his work with Timber Timbre and the Rheostatics, this is regarded as Stringer’s seminal work to-date and her most searingly personal: a musical time-capsule of love, loss and legacy, profound change and her recent path to self-acceptance. Between rock stylings, knee-buckling ballads and a world-class lyrical and story-telling prowess, Liz writes affectingly from a range of perspectives. Any fan of Liz Stringer will testify to the strength of her live performances, and this album is arranged much like one of her iconic shows such is the power and intent of her arresting vocal delivery.
The album has been nominated for two AIR awards including Best Independent Album, APRA song of the year, Music Victoria award for best Solo Act and debuted at #14 on the ARIA charts the week of release.
Emotional, unflinching, expansive, and revealing—this album is unmistakably Australian music at its finest, and is, without question, Liz Stringer at her best.