Much like a cigar in a smoking jacket perched elegantly on a velvet encrusted bench, this outfit digs the grit. Affronted by Alice Cottee (you may recall her sultry swagger from the Andi & George Band), this heart-string filled folk league just wants to hold you.
Did we mention strings? Two guitars (Lachlan Coventry & Miss Alice), a double bass (Tom Carruthers) and a fiddle (Pandora Holliday). You might notice a rather zesty drummer (Anthony John Irving) keeping it real up the back, perfecting the balance between la-di-da and jungle beast. 2012 has already delivered the band as finalists in the Musicoz awards, and will see a debut EP release & mini-tour in Spring.
Alice's raw songwriting and velvet coated voice have previously taken her to festivals including Woodford & WOMADelaide. Supports to date include Tim Rogers, Laura Jean, Jenny Hval, Jackie Marshall & Jimmy Webb (US). Folk/Alternative Rock/Jazz/Sazz, it’s all there, engulfed in melodic ritual.
If you must have a mental comparison, we might suggest My Brightest Diamond & Susanne Vega meets Johnny Cash while eating sushi off Tia Carrere.