Artist info


Indie, Rock, Roots

Sounds like

PJ Harvey, KT Tunstall, Chrissie Hynde, Fleetwood Mac

band members

Anna Boustead - vocals, guitar Micha Jackson - viola, backing vocals Steve Kelk - bass Mark Smith - drums Brad Ermel - mandolin, lead guitar


Fleetwood Mac, Neil Finn, PJ Harvey


After the Rain's unique style of folk-rock is heavily influenced by the climate and culture of the Northern Territory, and attracts a broad audience of young and old. Strong vocals and bittersweet lyrics combine with lilting harmonies on viola, mandolin and guitar to produce a sound which truly takes listeners on a journey from the desert to the sea.

Songwriter Anna Boustead was listed by AU Review as one of the '10 NT Artists to Watch in 2014' for her ‘lovely lyrics and tunes’, a finalist in the 2014 Telstra Road to Discovery NT Heat and was a 2015 NT Song of the Year finalist for the song, ‘Consumer Junkie’, co-written with Tim Birch.

Anna Boustead and After the Rain features renowned violist Micha Jackson, guitarist Brad Ermel, drummer Mark Smith and bassist Steve Kelk.

Since it formed in 2013, the band has played local festivals and regular shows around Darwin. Most recently, they supported The Audreys in an acoustic set on their tour to Darwin and supported Jessica Mauboy at Territory Day 2015, playing to an audience of 20,000 people.

In July 2014 Anna Boustead and After the Rain released their debut self-titled EP featuring drummer Tim Birch and bassist Amy Kimber. The tracks have received airplay on Territory FM, ABC Darwin and community radio stations across the country.