On March 24, Perth Avant-folk darlings Simone and Girlfunkle are pleased to announce the arrival of their sophomore album 'Hold On', the much anticipated follow-up to 2013's 'Hurry, Harry' which was hailed as "...a debut that has no weak points." (X-Press Magazine).
Spearheaded by news single and album opener 'Girls', a self-described war cry declaring that their gender-equal band won't be stepped on, Simone and Girlfunkle have once again proven they're a band with many strings in their multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist bow. Pitch perfect three-part female harmonies, dreamy guitars, keys, omnichord, drums, bass and a smattering of lush instrumentation make this album a sonically satisfying listen.
Recorded and mixed at Blackbird Studios by the golden-eared Dave Parkin (Tired Lion, Jebediah) and mastered by ARIA award winning engineer William Bowden (Gotye, Emma Louise), 'Hold On' explores themes of love, loss, and the occasional woodland creature. Also featuring the reverb-washed singles "Gary Song", inspired by the upbeat-meets-melancholy vibe of bands like Alvvays, and the anthemic indie-pop of "Fight On", Simone & Girlfunkle have captured the perfect balance of a band that sounds as home in the studios as they do on stage.
Since forming on a hazy sun-drenched afternoon in North Perth, Simone and Girlfinkle's deserving reputation has resulted in slots alongside some of Australia's finest including Holly Thresby, Dr G Yunupingu, Wendy Matthews and All Our Exes Live in Texas, while notching up performances at Southbound, St. Kilda Festival, State of the Art, Nannup Music Festival, Port City Folk Festival, Channel Nine's The Weekend Today Show and Fairbridge Folk Festival where "...the girls' flawless harmonies were a force to be reckoned with" (themusic.com.au).
'Hold On' is out March 24 on CD and digital, featuring the new single "Girls'. You can listen to the new single below:
Or catch them at any of the dates and venues below: