Angie Colman releases new indie-pop rock single ‘Don’t Wanna’

Kicking off the year as the winner of the RAC Arena Limelight Grant 2024 and a performance at Nannup Music Festival to boot, Angie Colman was highlighted as a Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist, played Hyperfest, Out of the Woods, RTRFM’s In the Pines, toured nationally, and was nominated at the West Australian (WAM) Music awards for best vocalist, best guitarist, best song (No Party!), and best Alternative band – all in 2023 alone.

Quickly making a name for herself as one to watch, the Walyalup/ Fremantle based artist unveils her latest sparkling, up-beat, and vulnerable single Don’t Wanna

Drawing inspiration from Bon Iver, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Snail Mail, with a style and sound that is reminiscent of Aussie contemporaries Angie MacMahon, Julia Jacklin, and Asha Jefferies, songwriter, singer, guitarist, and co-producer Angie shares that “This release is about having rebound sex trying to move on from an ex. It details meeting nice people and having surface level emotional commitments to some of them, but in the moments where you’re alone your mind still goes to the person you’re really in love with.” 

She continues “I really wanted to take this track in a more fun, pop direction just because of the nature of my life when I wrote this song. I was having such a fun time, meeting new people, exploring my sexuality (this is the first song where I’ve addressed my bisexuality), but all the while trying to avoid feeling this mixture of hatred and love for my ex-boyfriend.”

Rooted in heavy rhythms, floating synths, and jangly guitars accompanying playful and at times some-what casually delivered vocals, Don’t Wanna grows and swells to its soaring choruses, the hook lyric “I don’t want to be in love with you anymore, with you anymore” lingering bittersweetly. Angie explains “I really love the distortion on the drums for this track, as well as a more spoken word style of singing for the verses. I also had a lot of fun working on the synth parts myself as I’m not a keys player but wanted to try capture the sound I could hear in my head. But certainly I wanted a more modern pop sound”

Recorded with Ryan K Brennan (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Julia Jacklin, Noah Dillon, Phantastic Ferniture), with her band Miles Gilbert (drums), Sarah Curran (guitar), and Kieran Barnes (bass), Angie gives some insight to the process expressing “It was so fun to play around with the styling of this track. It’s my first piece I have co-produced, alongside the wonderful Ryan K Brennan and most of the process of the recording was just Ryan and I in his beautiful West Perth studio pushing buttons on synths and trying out new vocal styles for me.”

Following on from singles such as River Song, No Party! and Who Are You After Me? (which has amassed over 40,000 streams on spotify alone) Angie Colman continues to build her audience and music catalogue alongside West Australian Music (WAM) Label of the Year winners Blue Grey Pink managed by 2023 Golden WAM award winner Mark Neal

You can catch Angie Colman and her band live at their upcoming show for Gage Roads Live & Local, A Shed, Walyalup Waterfront, Fremantle WA alongside Death by Denim and Sophian Friday April 19. More info at

Don’t Wanna is out now on Blue Grey Pink 


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