Joni Mitchell, Ani Difranco, The Waifs, Catie Curtis, Dar Williams, Hollie Throsby, Stringmansassy
Anousha Victoire Skye Harrison
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Anousha Victoire is a weaver of everyday dreams, stitching together folk/world influenced melodies with bell-over-water clarity of vocal tone. The introspective singer-songwriter blends delicate ideas with a heart-aching immediacy.
Her songs span a range of sounds including her trademark fingerpicking folk guitar, thought-provoking lyrics and haunting vocal melodies, with glimpses of country and latin influences in amongst folk storytelling songs that could be timeless classics.
Once they discover her, her fans prove tenacious, if not downright possessive. After a surprise win of an ABC Newcastle Music Award for Folk for one of the first songs she wrote, she went on to build a local following, while the early songs gained indie and ABC radio airplay around Australia. Fans may remember Victoire's first releases back in early 2000's, winning awards and gaining recognition with her song on the plight of the last asylum seeker on Nauru with "Last Man Standing". After over ten years away from releasing music, she is back to share a new full-length album with the world, with the first single "Precious Things To Me" releasing on the 27th of January.
The new song was written in the aftermath of a prolonged illness where even simple everyday moments with loved ones seem so precious, against a backdrop of urgent, rising uncertainty about our collective future.