Mend Me In Silken String, was recorded in corners around Australia and the UK. It is accessible, but warped. It is cautious and intimate. It builds sharp voices over blunt beats. It’s an indie-pop confession.

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Melaleuca reveals a coming-of-age both musically and lyrically, with strong themes of self-discovery and self-acceptance running throughout. This is Naomi Keyte’s first release since her 2013 EP Edge of Morning, which sees her working with a full band.

Recorded on the quiet coastline of Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Melaleuca draws heavily on the notion of ‘home’, particularly those people and places that create a sense of belonging and identity. Many of the songs make direct reference to places in South Australia that have been significant throughout Keyte’s life, such as her family’s beach house in Cape Jervis and the Adelaide Hills. However, it was the quiet and calm of ‘Lonnie’ that provided the perfect place to create the 10-track LP, recorded by producer Nick Huggins in his friendly home-built studio. Continue reading

 

Limitless’ is the third single from Naomi Keyte’s forthcoming debut album Melaleuca, set to be released in early ’17.

Recorded and produced by Nick Huggins, this song takes the band into distinctly pop territory, while still remaining spacious. The song was written on the Fleurieua Peninsular, a place that is open, rugged and exposed and at the same time salty, warm and familiar, and it speaks to the Australia we all know and love. Continue reading

 

Company is the second single from Naomi Keyte’s forthcoming debut album. This track was recorded and produced by Nick Huggins with the help of Ben TD (Open Swimmer). Continue reading

Undertow builds on gently plucked guitar and keyte’s distinct voice to pull the listener in with its irresistible instrumentation blossoming to include hushed, brushed drums, steady bass and atmospheric, flitting backing miscellanea, amounting to an alluring track rich with a sense of the melancholic and mysterious” the music Continue reading

Raw emotion. Landscaped stories. Catchy hooks. Matt J Ward sings of heartbreak, road trips and desert country like a veteran country crooner.

It’s a little rock, a little country, and the acoustic tracks provide an insight into the most intimate moments of a genuine Australian songwriter. Continue reading