Music Festival Spotlight: Angus and Julia Stone

The brother and sister duo have a lush, romantic, dark sound coupled with a pure harmony. There is a romance between the two, an unbreakable chemistry that makes their music seem very personal. It’s a talent when a connection between an artist and listener is established through an album. The two do just that with each one of their three albums. –each album plays up Julia Stone’s breathy voice and experiments with vocals, drums and playing up and downsizing guitar.
Big Jet Plane from their second studio album, Down the Way, is a great way to get into the band. The song will get stuck in your head and you won’t be upset about it.
 The self-titled album, released in August, may be the strongest out of their three albums and shows how much the band has found their sound. They emphasize the breathy voice of Julia Stone and focus a little more on the instrumental and how it contrasts with her voice. Heart Beats Slow, is a confession of love. The repetition, persuasive beat and sombre demeanour give the song a separation between regular love songs. Many of the songs on the album seem to have the confessional type feel, mostly when Angus Stone is singing. The personal sound is most apparent in: A Heartbreak, Heart Beats Slow and Roses.
Who are they?
Their music has been featured in films and television shows such as Death of a Super Hero, Grey’s Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. The singer-song writers have been on the scene since 2006 with their first EP: Chocolate and Cigarettes. Various EPs, three studio albums, three compilation albums, two live albums and a feature song, Love Will Take You, for The Twilight Saga’s: Breaking Dawn Part 1 album followed. Eight years later the two haven’t gone unnoticed. The Stones’ took home five awards, including Best Single of the Year for Big Jet Plane at the 2010 ARIA Music Awards. The two are currently selling out venues from France, Germany to Switzerland with their tour for their new album and playing music festivals including this years Osheaga.
Can’t Miss Track: Little Whisky

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