George St Thebarton
Rowena Wise (VIC) Album Tour + Aaron Thomas
“Award-winning Melbourne songstress Rowena Wise has grown up with music, touring nationally and internationally from a young age in the Wise Family Band. In the vein of Feist, she lays pop-infused melodies, and rich, quirky conversational lyrics onto a sparse folk canvas.
Wise’s debut album was recorded by acclaimed indie producer Nick Huggins after the project snowballed with a successful crowd-funding campaign early 2015. The songs draw from rich poeticism and stark imagery, over distinctive melodies, pop hooks and warm, multilayered acoustic instrumentation.
Following the ‘Then We Met’ single tour in April, Wise’s album releases on September 10th followed by a national tour with her trio band comprised of Zac Barter (Canary) and Finn Bennet (Officer Parrot). The trio drives a compelling set with stellar arrangements of Wise’s songs on double bass, accordion, ukulele and striking three part vocal harmonies.
“Wise has a voice that can caress you in one breath and carve you apart in the next… The power of her expression is outstanding.” – Brag Magazine, Sydney
“A voice like K. D. Lang’s…Rowena’s mixed bag of original songs was a haven for poignant lyrics and pure, charming melodies.” – AAA Backstage, Brisbane
“Ascendant indie-folk songstress Rowena Wise is on an unassailable upwards climb right now…”- themusic.com.au