Bandito Folk is led by singer-songwriter Josh Tuck of Brisbane. They mix folk with Radiohead with skill and taste. Norman Palm has a unique sound which is only his, and that’s more than most musicians can hope to achieve.
Follow-ups, flashbacks, rarities & oddities Benjamin Francis Leftwich makes me remember a golden age that never was. It’s kind of a hollow feeling though. (via Earplugs Not Included) Panama is the band of Australian singer-songwriter Jarrah McCleary. They create that irresistible kind of indie pop-rock, you know. It’s great for driving. (via B3SCI)
Julia Stone is from Sidney. Her second album ‘By The Horns’ is just out, or will be in a few days depending on where you live. She’s got a trembling, smoky voice so full of emotions that it seems it could collapse at any moment. She’s not angry or excited, but enormously longing and grieving. It’s […]
Here’s a lo-fi demo by Emma Louise. This is so much better than her current “hit.” Of course, it’s not perfect but that’s kind of my point. I’m not against synths, I’m not against professional production or a well-lit video with decent SFX, but they shouldn’t overwhelm the personality of the song and the performer. At this […]
There seems to be a lot of hype around 20-year-old Emma Louise these days. It’s true; she’s got a super-catchy song, ‘Jungle’ on her debut EP, but the whole act feels a bit made… is this the same girl who is right now a contender in the Australian version of The Voice?
This kind of songwriting needs a band to support it. A song like this wouldn’t sound good accompanied by a lone guitar. It’s monotonous yet twisted, the chord progression isn’t obvious enough and the melody lacks a hook. With the right arrangement, however, it becomes an otherworldly anthem, or at least a track that’s rather awesome to […]
Lisa Mitchell from Albury, Australia is a former Australian Idol contender. That fact would normally raise questions about her authenticity as a songwriter, but in her case it’s obvious that there’s a real person behind the voice and the songs. She sounds airy and childlike, sometimes with a surprising hint of Björk and often a […]