Artist info


Indie, Pop

band members

Kate Lucas


Joan As Policewoman, Nick Drake, Split Enz, Cat Power, Elliot Smith, Grizzly Bear, David Bowie, Radiohead, Ella Fitzgerald, Nirvana, The Beatles, Beethoven, Velvet Underground, Portishead, The Kinks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 10cc, Bjork, , The Pixies, Kate Bush,



Coda Chroma is the alias of prolific Ballarat-based musician Kate Lucas.
Her songs are drawn from personal dreamscapes and real life encounters, delivering poetic honesty, nostalgia & exploration in equal measure. Working closely with producer Damien Charles, Coda Chroma creates otherworldly arrangements and expansive musical landscapes.

In 2017 Coda Chroma invited us into her kaleidoscopic world with the release of her debut self titled album, which was added to rotation on Double J and nominated for an Age Music Victoria award.
Coda Chroma released her second album Inside The Still Life in 2019. Considered a major progression from the debut album, the album’s pop sensibility only partially disguises a more intense, brooding, and cheekily existential underbelly. Coda Chroma toured the album nationally, including a run of Woodford Folk Festival shows, and Melbourne’s PBS FM named Inside the Still Life in their top ten records of 2019.

"Stunning work... one of the best albums I've heard in a while" - Firas Massouh, PBS Music Coordinator

“Immersion is the best – the only sensible – approach for complete satisfaction. And for proper understanding.” Bernard Zuel, Music Journalist

"This is incredible... I just want to keep listening!” - Paul Gough, Pimpod


Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Mar 2021

Triple J

More of Coda Chroma's colourful pop classicism! Please and thanks.

More of Coda Chroma's colourful pop classicism! Please and thanks.