Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Stella Donnelly, Gretta Ray, Ainslie Wills


band members

Alana Wilkinson


Influences

The Beatles, Joni Mitchell


Website

www.alanawilkinson.com

Bio

Equal parts vulnerable folk singer and vitriolic punk poet Melbourne artist Alana Wilkinson is a smiling assassin.
Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Wilkinson’s songs with titles like GTFA (Get The Fuck Away) 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 that they have stumbled across a particularly poignant and expletive-filled diary.
She's been compared to Australian success stories like Courtney Barnett and Emma Louise, and even to the idiosyncratic Tim Minchin yet Wilkinson is carving her own path through the undergrowth, raw and unadorned.
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 accompanied by guitar or uke and the caustic wit and theatrical delivery that serves her so well.


Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

15 Nov 2018

Triple J
35

Infectious positivity. If you're not feeling a little warmer by the end of this then I have some truly bad news for you - you're already deceased.

Infectious positivity. If you're not feeling a little warmer by the end of this then I have some truly bad news for you - you're already deceased.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Nov 2018

Triple J
35

I like the up and down bounce that Alana controls so skillfully at the start of this track. It all unfolds into a big, sparkling pop moment at the end like a rush of red to your cheeks.

I like the up and down bounce that Alana controls so skillfully at the start of this track. It all unfolds into a big, sparkling pop moment at the end like a rush of red to your cheeks.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

10 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

What a burst of life this is. There is this dramatic charm, golden personality and charisma all over this. You paint colour every step of the way. You'll want to absorb everything this is and never let it leave your body and mind. This is beautiful and catchy and i'm in awe of you, lady.

What a burst of life this is. There is this dramatic charm, golden personality and charisma all over this. You paint colour every step of the way. You'll want to absorb everything this is and never let it leave your body and mind. This is beautiful and catchy and i'm in awe of you, lady.