Official bio snippet:
Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone had a pretty productive time when they relocated to London for three months last summer. As well as recording the follow-up to the milky, sunlit harmonies on their debut six-track EP Chocolates & Cigarettes they squeezed in plays on Zane Lowe, an in-store performance at Rough Trade and comparisons to everyone from Portishead to Joanna Newsom.
“We were all living in an old house in Ladbroke Grove,” says Julia, “and we all suffered from crazy insomnia because the house was right next to the freeway. A kind of delirium, a happy sadness.”
The duo’s main influences are familiar: music soaked up during their sun-soaked childhood in Newport, a northern beaches suburb of Sydney, although Angus names records by Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Joni as key musical mentors. Their music teacher dad was in a covers band Backbeat and now plays folk covers with his new wife and new band, Tallow Wood. “He looks like a weird wizard and she wears long velvet dresses. They do medieval acoustic covers of pop songs.”
Angus Stone – Vocals, guitar
Julia Stone – Vocals, guitar
Mitchell Connelly – Percussion & Drums
Cameron Whipp – Bass and Double Bass