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BONNIESONGS, aka art-folk virtuoso Bonnie Stewart, released her debut album Energetic Mind in September 2019 via Small Pond and Art As Catharsis. For a peck of audiences in Australia over the past couple of years, Stewart has been one of those subtly transcendent artists. Described as "dreamy experimental indie folk", she's steadily been creating an ever-broadening platform for her unique sound amongst the Sydney songwriting scene. On much of her earlier material, Stewart's sweet, ghostly vocals sail over the polyrhythmic backgrounds created between her mandolin, percussion and vocal loops, while her imaginative lyrics tell diverse and dreamlike stories of treehouses, mice, birds, flying and video games. Her four track debut EP Strings (2018) was released on Art Is Catharsis, a bold collaboration with friends Sascha Bota and Freya Schack-Arnott. Six days after a one-off performance as a trio, they made a recording of their experimental, textural and improvised variations on Bonnie's songs. The record was influenced by Jim Black's improvised jazz record AlasNoAxis, drawing comparisons to Joanna Newsom, Cat Power, and Bjork, and was widely praised for challenging conventions of modern Australian music.
YUMI AND THE WEATHER first emerged in 2013 with her critically acclaimed 'All We Can' EP, since then she has spent the past few years perfecting a unique blend of electrifying technicolour psych-pop, finally emerging with their long-awaited full length offering (released via the MIOHMI RECORDS imprint). Armed with this new arsenal of unrelentingly catchy and stirring pieces of music, Yumi are ready to continue their path of destruction (which has included a stint supporting British Sea Power, a slot at Secret Garden Party, Bad Pond Festival and heavy radio support from BBC 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny, Nemone and Radio X's John Kennedy.
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