Two acclaimed songwriters put their new songs to the test, each with a collection of new songs the have beckoned them out of their sonic comfort zones.
REV. ELI BONES enters the world of bluesy inspired bare-all folk, having spent the past few years deep diving into loop-driven lush pop and ambient rock. JULIA JOHNSON pushes at the edges of her scandi-folk universe in a suite of new songs.
With a menagerie of traditional folk instruments surrounding her on stage, Julia offers a selection of new songs, written in a burst of inspiration over summer after a busy 2017. Last year Julia released her debut solo single ‘Melissa’ and toured it nationally, also supporting Abbe May and performing in a season at Melbourne Fringe Festival. Julia will soon release another new track, produced by Sarah Belkner. Hear a preview of it at Frontier Folk!
“[Johnson is]… someone it will pay to follow closely” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Love the playful guitar plucking and that lilt of Julia’s voice” – Zan Rowe, Triple J
“Bat For Lashes reimagined as the soundtrack to the next party you throw in an opulent baroque chateau.” – Dom Alessio, TripleJ
REV. ELI BONES
From the red dirt of Australia’s outback comes country blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Rev. Eli Bones.
With modern hymns full of heartbreak and humour, you won’t meet God but you might just catch a glimpse of yourself.
In a past life, Bones supported Courtney Barnett and Big Scary, shared festival stages with Silverchair and Spoon, and recorded with ARIA award-winning producer Magoo.