Our epic quest to do an Unearthed Review for every ACT artist that has a drum next to their name is almost at an end. We’ve only got three bands left!
The first of those three is Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens have just released their second album, Family Pets. So far, the band has been swept up in the groundswell that was created by the first single, ‘Little Surprises’ scoring a masterclass with Gotye & Adalita through TripleJ Unearthed (thanks guys!! love you lots) and playing all over the east coast. Now, the second single ‘Adeleine’ is out and the band are hitting the road to play shows across the east coast.
Julia’s 42 string autoharp is tuned, her banjo’s at the ready and her formidable band are at her heel. In 2013 they will be touring, making a shadow puppet show with live music, and drinking a lot. A lot of tea.
MELBOURNE – MARCH 3RD @ THE WORKERS CLUB (AFTERNOON SHOW)
CANBERRA – MARCH 28- APRIL 1 @ NAITONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
WOLLONGONG – APRIL 5 @ YOURS AND OWLS
NEWCASTLE – APRIL 7 @ LASS O GOWRIE
BRISBANE – APRIL 21 @ RIC’S BAR
JDSS (which is what all the cool kids call them) get extra points for being one of the few bands who keep their Unearthed Profile up to date.
Here’s what I have to say about them:
Julia Johnson is going to be super famous at some point, and the fact that it has not happened yet is a crime. She is an incredibly talented lyricist and an even more talented vocalist. Every new piece of work she releases demonstrates her drive to improve her craft. She sings with fantastic emotional control, and you owe it to yourself to go have a listen.
She’s quite good is what I’m saying.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I once bought Julia Johnson a beer and she designed me a pretty new signature, it was way better than my old one and I liked it a lot.
Julia’s Sirens are a collection of incredibly talented musicians who play tight and playfully and lift Julia’s vocals wonderfully. I feel weird referring to a band as tight, but tight is exactly what they are. They’re tight.
It sounds weirder the more I say it.
Listen to Adeleine first, I have no reason for teling you to listen to Adeleine first other than the fact it’s really good. Then move onto Little Surprises, which is my favourite JDSS song. It’s also really good.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I am in the film clip for Little Surprises and am willing to admit that may have something to do with my thoughts on it: