Melbourne 'gothic noir' sister duo Charm Of Finches will release new single 'Lies', a haunting slice of colonial pop and rustic folk, on Monday (11 November).
Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes have been playing folk festivals around Australia for the past five years; now aged 19 and 17 respectively, their single 'The Bridge' won the 2018 International Blues and Roots Song Contest. They are also going to the Folk Alliance International Conference in New Orleans in January to showcase.
Lifted from their forthcoming sophomore album 'Your Company' (due out 29 November), Charm Of Finches recorded 'Lies' with producer Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher/ Bonny Prince Billy/ Laura Imbruglia).
The song is about how social media can mess with your brain and your self-esteem. "We have both found that social media can really effect your mood and relationship with yourself," Mabel says.
"When all you see is others having a good time, beautiful and unblemished, it can bring up insecurities that were never there before and sometimes make you feel like the only flawed human."
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"Sufjan Stevens has always been a musical hero of ours and we were influenced by his banjo playing - not your typical country twang style - and how he uses it as the main accompanying instrument to the singer," continues Mabel.
"As we are both string players, we composed a lot of violin and cello parts to add texture to the song, in some parts to drive it along with intensity and in others to lay out a lush bed for it to float on."
Charm Of Finches 2019-2020 Tour DatesSat 7 Dec - Melba Spiegeltent (Melbourne)
Sun 8 Dec - St Mary's Church (Warburton, VIC)
Wed 11 Dec - Smith's Alternative (Canberra)
Fri 13 Dec - Wheatsheaf Hotel (Adelaide)
Sat 14 Dec - Cooee Arthouse (Aldinga, SA)
Sat 21 Dec - Pigeon Lane @ Gallery ONE88 (Blue Mountains)
10-12 Jan - Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS)
Thu 27 Feb - Fibonacci Centre (Fremantle)
28 Feb-2 Mar - Nannup Music Festival (WA)
Fri 6 Mar - Selby Folk Club (Melbourne)