Clare Bowditch releases 'Modern Day Addiction' 27/8/2010
“I woke up early one morning in 2009 and decided to write an album about addiction, sex, money, eating-disorders, politics, war, love, and those poor deprived children whose horrible parents don’t buy them enough designer clothes to allow them a good start in life.”
- Clare Bowditch -Clare Bowditch
’s fourth studio album, Modern Day Addiction
was written on a Casio keyboard lending it some unusual beats and what Bowditch calls an ‘immediate sound’. Recorded in Berlin with legendary producer Mocky (Feist, Gonzales, Jamie Lidell, Peaches) in Berlin’s almighty famous Hansa studios (Bowie, Iggy, U2), Modern Day Addiction carries a whiff of the edgy Berlin underground.
Late 2009 saw the first release off the album, The Start of War, which was co-produced by Clare, Marty Brown, and Mick Harvey (Nick and the Bad Seeds), which received immense air time on Triple J. The recent and second single release, Bigger Than the Money, has already proven to be a success being played across the board and on high rotation on Triple J.
There is no doubt that Modern Day Addiction is going to be HUGE, with Bowditch’s previous albums landing her an ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, # 1 runner up for the International Songwriter Competition, and ALL of Bowditch’s previous albums featuring as Triple J’s album of the week.
Bowditch says that Modern Day Addiction is ‘‘the album that we’ve probably spent the most time on out of all of our albums – it’s been the most thoroughly developed... and was a completely unplanned creative adventure’’. And it’s because of Bowditch’s creative and intrepid attitude that Modern Day Addiction will be one of the most memorable albums of 2010.