DAMIAN COWELL - ONLY THE SHIT YOU LOVE
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Being just “the guy in TISM’ has never been enough for Damian Cowell. In the 15 years since the disappearance of those Australian music icons, Damian has amassed a hefty body of work in his band's ROOT!, The DC3 and Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine has been a commissioned artist at MONA and has turned his style to comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. But that’s nothing compared to what Damian has done in 2021.
Only The Shit You Love is Damian Cowell’s story of a disturbingly recognisable parallel universe where we can’t decide whether to erase or exhume the past – told of course in his distinctive darkly comic style. But it’s not just a story. It’s Damian Cowell staking a claim to be one of the most creative artists this country has ever produced. In a staggeringly ambitious move, he wrote the songs and screenplay, designed, drew and then animated a feature-length, 19 part animated graphic novel web series, the final episode of which airs on Tuesday November 30, along with the 19th episode of his accompanying podcast, delving into the tragi-comic escapades of his pre-fame musical career, and capped off by the release of Only The Shit You Love, the double album, featuring cameos by Judith Lucy, Patience Hodgson, Aunty Donna, Shaun Micallef, Geraldine Quinn, Matt Stewart and Liz Stringer. And there’ll be a graphic novel to follow. Drawn and designed, of course, by the man himself.
There really isn’t another musical artist like him.