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March Relaxed and Comfortable

March Relaxed and Comfortable

Who: Augie March
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
When: Saturday September 28, 2002

THE inevitable second album can become a hanging shadow for many bands, placing much pressure to better the debut.

Not so for Melbourne's AUGIE MARCH, which is preparing to release its second long player STRANGE BIRD next month.

Although its debut release SUNSET STUDIES was released to critical acclaim in 2000, Augie March's DAVE WILLIAMS said there wasn't pressure to top it.

'I didn't feel any pressure at the time,' Williams said.

'You put pressure on yourself ... but I don't get too uptight because you can only do what you do and just look to improve and grow.'

Haunting and melodic, the sound of Augie March is a rare treat.

But the band has progressed its sound and according to Williams, with each member adding their own personal touch to the album.

'The songs that were a bit rockier ... made their way onto the album,' Williams said.

'We wanted to break out and explore different musical influences.'

New elements include piano, organ, piano accordion and harmonica courtesy of new member KIERNAN BOX. Augie March released the album's first single THE VINEYARD last week and will perform at the CAMBRIDGE HOTEL on Saturday night.

Tickets are available for $16.50 from the ROCK SHOP, BEAUMONT STREET BEAT or the venue.

Strange Bird will be released on October 14.

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