Andy Golledge: “I don’t want to sound like a copy of my influences”

Andy Golledge
(Image credit: Alex Wall)

For the past decade and change, Andy Golledge spent his better days building up a reputable name as the country king of Sydney’s inner-west. Now, with Strength Of A Queen – an 11-track album that chronicles his musical journey thus far – Golledge is out to make his mark on Australia at large. Then, if all goes according to plan (and if the record itself gives us any indication, it sure as hell will), the world.

Ebbing and flowing between dry, searing country evocative of ‘60s Americana, soul‑soothing indie rock and loud, towering classic rock à la Journey and Van Morrison, Strength Of A Queen is an infectiously riveting listen. Like Golledge himself, it’s rooted in soulfulness and a deep love for community values – he dedicates it to his batting grounds, and pours his heart out into every one of its fiercely rich, heavy-hitting vocal passages. 

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…