OBSCURA HAIL // Nu Folk
Door charge: $5
Starting out as a nightly routine of feeling a path through songwriting and bedroom recording, Obscura Hail is now a naively optimistic, Burton-esque vessel for poltergeists with unfinished love letters and existential angst, harboring an extensive back catalog of experimental and official home releases spanning over the course of a decade.His love of live performances and intimate, smaller venues are cross sections of these personal stories, inviting the audience to stay and listen when the outside world is quiet, and everyone else has gone to bed.
* JIMMY CARROLL // Country Blues
Jimmy is a modest, understated songwriter with a voice weathered by undeniable Americana blues. Timeless classics from a young gun that
paint scenes of loss, longing, and helplessness in love. It’s easy to imagine him arriving by greyhound at every single show he plays, beaten steel string over his shoulder, harmonica around his neck, and rucksack hanging from his hand.
* MOHAIR // Blues Folk
Max grew up between France and the UK. He works on a variety of French chanson, blues, country and soul to form the backdrop on which he sings. His voice is reminiscent of a bygone age of crooners whilst his playful lyrics jump between narratives about people and place to more abstract and phonetic wordplay.
Alice and Max met in London and after a quick exchange of musical interests, they began playing together and were immediately aware of a connection in their voices: a marriage of lower and higher timbres that somehow connect in anticipation of each other. Alice’s training in jazz vocals complements max’s background in soul, blues and French chanson. They immediately started writing and performing across London’s pub circuit. When Alice moved back to Melbourne, Max was soon to follow. They have resumed preforming together and are now working on their first release.