"strong, instantly memorable tunes" (USAToday.com)
"All The Time In The World is the best song Crowded House never recorded" (The Daily Telegraph, Sydney)
"he succeeds in delivering a moving and at times brilliant album" (Drum Media, Australia)
Faith & Science. Some would have you believe they're mutually exclusive ideas. Some would say the two are inextricably entwined, coiled around each other's lengths in an eternally tightening knot. Australian singer/songwriter simply sees them as two ends of a remarkable album; a confident, diverse and finely crafted collection of tunes that were given the time to grow up and find their own feet.
Following the success of his esteemed debut, It's A Movie, Shane Nicholson marks his return to the US with his stunning follow-up, Faith & Science, which arrives in the US on 6/26/07. The album was produced by Nash Chambers (Kasey Chambers) and Shane, and features an all-star lineup of musicians, including Jim Moginie (co-founder of Midnight Oil) on guitar and keyboards, Mitch Farmer (Keith Urban) and Ian Jones (Alex Lloyd) on drums, and Shane's new wife, Kasey Chambers, adding backing vocals (on "Stolen Car" and "I Can Change").
Shane's prior effort, It's A Movie, earned reviews in such major national publications as USA Today (including making its best-of 2004 list) and Entertainment Weekly, and in a sign of how timeless the album has become, it even made Billboard's Executive Editor's best-of 2005 list, despite being released in '04. The album's first single, "Nice To Be Here," also garnered tremendous AAA radio airplay, including reaching #2 at tastemaker station KFOG (#1 rated station in 25-54 demographic in San Francisco), the only artist on an independently distributed label to earn a spot among the station's Top 20. The album also earned a place among the Top 5 Albums of '04, as determined by XM Satellite Radio channel 'The Loft.'
All twelve tracks on Faith & Science were written by Shane, except for a striking cover of Tom Waits' "Big In Japan." Shane is featured on guitar, piano & keyboards, and bass.
As Shane's personal life has transformed incredibly over the past two years (notably, a marriage to Kasey Chambers and their first child on the way), so has his body of work. "There are such extremes, lyrically, in where I was at with this record," Shane offers. "It amazes me how much my life has changed since then. It is important for me to document my life as I go. It's kind of why this record for me is wider in scope than anything else I've done before. It documents that for me."
Shane, a native of Brisbane, Australia, initially tried his musical hand at drumming at the ripe age of eight. By thirteen, he had graduated to the guitar. In high school, Shane formed a band, Pretty Violet Stain, which went on to record a couple of major-label releases, which attracted a large following throughout Australia, before deciding to embark on a solo career with It's A Movie and now, Faith & Science.