For the past two weeks or so, I have been (as I’d like to call it) grave digging my iPod. This is basically me going through my artist list and listening to bands I put in there but never listened to, or re-discovering bands I only did a once over before and forgot about already.
Although Australia has generally produced some pretty decent indie bands like Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun, and Temper Trap, most of these guys are electronic-indie based. So when I was doing my grave digging today, I was surprised to hear Angus & Julia Stone. Folk from Down Under!
Peaking at their bio, this brother and sister duo hail from Sydney and produce pretty solemn, guitar-plucking heavy tunes and a bit of harmonizing when they do sing together. Personally, I like Angus’ tracks better (and to think—from what I read—he wasn’t really into music and performing in the beginning until convinced by his sister). I especially like the track Yellow Brick Road from Down the Way album.
They’re no Fleet Foxes, but enjoyable nonetheless. What can I say, I am a sucker for folk.