1234 is up for the ‘Song of the Year’ award at the 2008 APRA [Australian Performing Rights Association] Awards. Thanks to Feist for recording such a wonderful version of the song. You can read more about it here.
In other news, Sally is working on songs for her new album, and will be involved in a live theatre production later on during the year. Stay tuned for more info.
We are delighted to announce that New Buffalo’s second album ’Somewhere, anywhere’ has won the Myspace Public Vote, entitling her to $50,000 worth of promotional support from Myspace. A huge thanks to those who took the time to vote in the poll, and also to the Australian Music Prize, and MySpace. Additional thanks to those who came to New Buffalo’s recent shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Extra love to Jessica and Raquel who make up New Buffalo’s All Girl Band.
For Australian audiences, New Buffalo’s ’Cheer Me Up Thank You’ is featured on the upcoming episode of Grey’s Anatomy, airing on Sunday March 30. The synch is the latest in a string of excellent song writing achievements for New Buffalo, which have seen her talents featured on Underbelly, One Tree Hill, and the current Organ & Tissue Donation campaign for Donate West.
New Buffalo AKA Sally Seltmann has been announced as one of 10 Australian artists included on the 2008 Australian Music Prize short list. The nomination is in recognition of New Buffalo’s 2007 album release ‘Somewhere, anywhere.’.
As well as contesting the $25k main prize [donated by the PPCA], and the $15k Red Bull Award, New Buffalo is also in the running to win The Australian Music Prize/Myspace.com Public Voting Poll. Public voting is open now and will close on Wednesday March 5. The winner of the MySpace vote will be announced on Sunday March 9th and will receive $50,000 worth of promotional support on MySpace Australia.
It’s an easy, one-step, no-registration process and can be done here. The Australian Music Prize winners will be announced on Thursday March 13.
Finally, New Buffalo is looking very much forward to joining French duo AIR for their forthcoming Australian dates. The tour will see New Buffalo performing in front of Perth and Adelaide audiences for the first time in many months.
Further details from New Buffalo’s Tours section.
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On the home front New Buffalo released her second album ‘Somewhere, Anywhere’ to much acclaim, resulting in sold out headline shows across the country. The later part of the year saw New Buffalo on national tours with local greats such as Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers and Missy Higgins.
Internationally, New Buffalo released her album in the US and Canada through the Arts & Crafts label, following up the release with tour dates throughout North America with label mates Stars and Broken Social Scene.
As a songwriter, Sally’s career has taken an upward turn with the success of ‘1234’, the song she wrote for Feist. In addition to this 1234 has secured a swag of award nominations [in both the Grammy’s and the Brit Awards] for Feist. The song has also featured in advertising campaigns for the iPod Nano and Ebay Australia. New Buffalo’s own ‘Cheer Me Up Thank You’ is set to feature in an upcoming episode of Grey’s Anatomy, along with song placements in a slew of other US television dramas such as One Tree Hill and Side Order of Life.
With such a great year behind her, New Buffalo plans to greet 2008 with a series of intimate piano shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this February/March. See the Tours page for details.
Happy New Year