Sally Seltmann – Appetite

We are excited to announce that New Buffalo will be performing live as part of the upcoming theatre production Appetite.

Directed by Kate Denborough, and combining original live music from New Buffalo with text from award-winning playwright Ross Mueller [No Man’s Land, The Store Room], and featuring a fusion of dance, theatre and visual design, Appetite promises to be a sensory feast.

Appetite is the story of a successful woman on the eve of her 39th birthday.
Ambushed by her own sense of disquiet, she invites her closest family and friends to dinner but – as the night progresses, and realising that her hunger for life, for lust, for sensation has disappeared – she is inspired to change.

New Buffalo fans in Melbourne, Australia are in for a real treat, as Appetite will be staged as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October. Check out the TOURS page for performance dates and ticketing info.

Breakthrough Songwriter

Sally Seltmann has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year’ by the Australasian Performing Rights Association. Congratulations to all of the winners on the evening. You can read more about it here.

Song of the Year

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.

Australian Music Prize/Myspace Award

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.

Cheer Me Up Thank You on Grey’s Anatomy

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.

2008 Australian Music Prize

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/ 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.