Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Influences

Alabama Shakes, Angel Olsen, Lianne La Havas, Adrianne Lenker, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin


Website

soundcloud.com/chitra-2

Featured Gig

29

Nov

Chitra

The Gasometer- Upstairs

Melbourne, VIC

8:00pm

Bio

Drawing on elements of rock’n’roll, contemporary indie-rock, classic singer-songwriter, and a hint of blues and country twang, Chitra’s music provides a rich platform for storytelling, an element of songwriting she is particularly passionate about.

At the age of only twenty-two, Chitra’s short career has already shown immense promise: Debut single “Better Than Before” has received airplay on Triple J, and was added to rotation on Triple J’s Unearthed radio. Declan Byrne, host of Triple J’s Home and Hosed, referred to Chitra as a “powerhouse”, writing: “I first heard Chitra's voice live and it was so stunning. Plus she's such a great storyteller.” Nkechi Anele, lead singer of Saskwatch and host of Triple J’s Roots n All described Chitra as “a worldly old soul”, noting of “Better Than Before” that “there's not light in the darkness but there is definitely beauty and wonder.” Off the back of her success on the Unearthed platform, Triple J awarded Chitra with the chance to play at The Drop festival in Torquay, alongside Angus and Julia Stone and Hockey Dad. Favourably comparing Chitra to her songwriting role models Angel Olsen and Julia Jacklin, Beat Magazine praised Chitra’s storytelling, writing that “Better Than Before” has “a calming quality despite the emotional complexity at its core.”

Unearthed in 2019

The Drop

03 Mar 2019

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Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

16 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

Yeah look, I wish you'd asked my permission before holding a microscope to my entire dating career. Soulful and biting with a Western flair. Giddy up!

Yeah look, I wish you'd asked my permission before holding a microscope to my entire dating career. Soulful and biting with a Western flair. Giddy up!

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Oct 2019

Triple J
45

How do you do this thing that you're doing? It was love in an instant when I hit play! You've mixed that contemporary indie/folk sound with flashes of Hitsville USA pop energy.

How do you do this thing that you're doing? It was love in an instant when I hit play! You've mixed that contemporary indie/folk sound with flashes of Hitsville USA pop energy.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

08 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

You've distilled the spirit of Roy Orbison's best, thrown a bloody harpsichord in the mix (!), and turned out one of the most captivating songs I've heard recently.

You've distilled the spirit of Roy Orbison's best, thrown a bloody harpsichord in the mix (!), and turned out one of the most captivating songs I've heard recently.