MARTHA WAINWRIGHT HANDPICKS AUSTRALIA'S BEST FOLK BEAUTIES

By May 1, 2013Latest News

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT is delighted to announce that she has handpicked two of Australia’s best indie folk beauties to share the stage with her on the forthcoming Australian tour.

Joining Martha in Hobart, Melbourne, Leogatha and Perth are Australian folk darlings Tinpan Orange as a special stripped back trio, Joining her in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney and Newcastle are indie folk duo Brighter Later.

“The response from Australian artists wanting to join Martha on tour was overwhelming. The breadth of talent in the Australian Folk scene has never been better. With such a delight of talent to choose from we thought who better to select the support artists, than Martha herself. We are ecstatic that we were able to share so many amazing artists with Martha through the selection process” promoter Gaynor Crawford.

TINPAN ORANGE

“the intoxicating romance of this exceptional band can’t be contained” – The Age

Imagine Edith Piaf in the body of Mrs Jessica Rabbit, wandering through a landscape of suburban fairy tales and electric static clouds. This is Tinpan Orange.

Since their early days as Australian folk darlings, brother-and-sister duo Tinpan Orange have evolved into a dizzyingly original musical force. Six-foot frontwoman Emily Lubitz and guitarist Jesse Lubitz joined forces with maestro Alex Burkoy on violin and mandolin, and continue to seduce audiences nationally and internationally.

Their new album, ‘Over the Sun’, produced by Steven Schram, sees the band transplanted into the middle of an operatic third act with high drama all around, full orchestra in flight, the drums of war rumbling.

Although Tinpan Orange is now a five-piece, for these special shows with Martha Wainwright, they are stripping back to the magical trio, where it all began. www.tinpanorange.com

BRIGHTER LATER

“This subdued blend of lo-fi indie-folk and dream pop [is] nothing short of a masterpiece.” – The Music

“Some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard.” — Indie Shuffle

Occasionally, a piece of music appears out of the ether, fully formed. The Wolves, the quietly remarkable debut LP from Melbourne outfit Brighter Later, is just such a thing. Combining elements of psych-folk, lo-fi indie and dream pop, The Wolves not so much an album but a world of its own, drawing us in with its ghostly strangeness, and the echoes of the familiar recast into something new.

The genesis of The Wolves occurred some time ago when writer, songwriter and radio producer Jaye Kranz moved to New Orleans to begin playing music again. Eventually, she returned to her native Australia, and started writing songs. Songs that, with the help of collaborator Virginia Bott, would eventually become The Wolves.

The Wolves doesn’t sound like a self-produced record, any more than it sounds like a debut. It’s an intoxicating collection of songs, effortless and half-lit, radiating ‘a quiet intimacy found only in the early hours of the morning’ (Aesthetes Anonymous). Each of the album’s tracks is wonderfully unhurried, a world unto itself that woos the listener, subtly and inexorably in. Mixed by Andy Stewart (Gotye, Paul Kelly, CW Stoneking), The Wolves features guest turns by Pony Face’s Simon Bailey, ARIA-winning producer Shane O’Mara, Cameron Potts (Ninetynine) and engineer Casey Rice (Dirty Three, Tortoise). www.brighterlater.net