Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Stella Donnelly, Gretta Ray, Ainslie Wills


band members

Alana Wilkinson


Website

www.alanawilkinson.com

Bio

Melbourne based folk-pop-punk-poet Alana Wilkinson continues to emerge as one of the most loved new artists on the Australian scene.

Since 2017 Alana has turned heads with a string of triumphant (and much talked-about) major festival appearances (Woodford, Queenscliff, Blue Mountains, Nannup, Bello and Mullum) showcasing her wit, humour and insightful social commentary. Backed up with wonderfully received support spots for the likes of Tim Freedman, Bob Evans, Clare Bowditch, the Pierce Brothers, The Maes, Kav Temperley, Kate Ceberano and the Northern Folk, Alana has enchanted diverse audiences across Australia.

Alana Wilkinson has guitar, will travel. She’s completed an extensive Porch Sessions tour with good friends Harrison Storm and Jack the Fox in 2019 and in early 2020 she’ll be setting out on the Festival of Small Halls autumn circuit with Scotland’s Paul McKenna Band which takes in over twenty small regional communities across Australia as well as the Port Fairy Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival in Canberra.

And all that on the back of the release of just two singles! Alana’s debut offering Closer received extensive national airplay on ABC Local Radio and was joined in 2019 by Partner in Crime which also achieved triple j play as well as very strong streaming figures. Alana achieved an unrealised life goal in 2019 when her songs found themselves on rotation for shoppers in retail outlets.

Hello Kmart!

Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Wilkinson is a smiling assassin. Her songs skewer ex-lovers, would-be suitors, ridiculous social norms and the absurd challenges of suburban life in a merciless, yet strangely affectionate way, leaving audiences feeling like they’re sitting in her living room, chatting about life over a steaming cuppa.

Equally at home in the intimate confines of a house concert or in the expansive surrounds of a festival Wilkinson engages audiences with revealing and hilarious stories and songs that seep into the consciousness.

In 2020 Alana’s recorded output will explode confetti-style with the release of her third single, the achingly beautiful Good For You, to be followed later in the year by a full length album, exquisitely recorded with highly-respected producer Hayden Calnin. Titled Half Time Oranges the album sees Alana expanding her palate of musical colours and textures and delivers the dreamy and inspiring body of work she’s been promising for a couple of years now.

Alana Wilkinson, in all her sunshiney glory, is one to watch.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

09 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Alana's in her own stomping ground for this one. The rumble meets indie folk and the darkness hooks you in close. Think this might be my favourite from you yet!

Alana's in her own stomping ground for this one. The rumble meets indie folk and the darkness hooks you in close. Think this might be my favourite from you yet!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Alana - she's good! Plenty of spirit mustered up in this stirring indie folk track with a rocky core.

Alana - she's good! Plenty of spirit mustered up in this stirring indie folk track with a rocky core.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

21 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

You have such a blossoming voice, Alana. It's always appreciated. I could hear this at the end of a wholesome, feel good movie.

You have such a blossoming voice, Alana. It's always appreciated. I could hear this at the end of a wholesome, feel good movie.