Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Julia Jacklin, Phoebe Bridgers , Gretta Ray


band members

Nicole Cross, Sam Wright, Jacob Womersley, Justin Fimmel, Dan Baker


Influences

Johnny Cash , Missy Higgins , Julia Jacklin , The Police, Phoebe Bridgers


Website

www.colie.com.au

Bio

Colie is a project from North Queensland storyteller, Nicole Cross. Colie’s love of storytelling began at a young age, inspired by her Grandfather and his love of Australian poetry, in particular Banjo Patterson.

Colie’s newest single ‘Kids These Days’ digs into the old and dusty family photo albums. It's a retrospective look at growing up in regional Queensland. The family holidays, the wholesome example of true love set by loving grandparents. Colie’s grandparent’s family home was always filled with family, and it was full to the brim with love. In her usual style, Colie creates crisp clear poetry in music-motion filling the hearts of her listeners with warm assurance.

From Julia Jacklin and Phoebe Bridgers to Johnny Cash, Colie’s sound has been influenced by an interesting mix of genres. Colie is proud of her folk roots, and her sound has recently been described by Elsa Silberstein from Triple J as “Brutal Australian songwriting - Colie leaves you feeling warm albeit a bit devo”.

Despite unprecedented times, 2020 so far has seen Colie release two singles and her sophomore EP ‘Second Hand’. Shortly following the release of her second EP, Colie was announced as Queensland’s Regional Triple J Unearthed Level Up Grant winner. As part of ABC’s Fresh Start Fund, Triple J Unearthed offered fifteen different financial grants to help artists level up their music careers. The ABC’s Fresh Start Fund provided urgent and critical support to independent Australian artists and safeguards local content and creativity in response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. Funds from the Level Up Grant have allowed Colie to produce her next single ‘Kids These Days’. Colie plans to follow this release with a string of intimate shows in regional Queensland.

Colie is proud to work with other regional creatives including producer Alistar Richardson at his beautiful farm house recording studio in the rural town of Boonah and fellow NQ local, music video director Robert Crispe.

Unearthed in 2020

Level Up Grants

07 Jun 2020

Winner

Colie

Colie

Congrats to our fifteen deserving winners!

They'll be levelling up their careers with funds going towards musical instruments, new music and more.
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Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

23 Nov 2020

Triple J
50

it feels like Colie's welcomed us all in and carefully set us a place at her family dinner table. what a special, intimate, warm, enamoring, welcoming table it is.

it feels like Colie's welcomed us all in and carefully set us a place at her family dinner table. what a special, intimate, warm, enamoring, welcoming table it is.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

23 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

This tune is like plunging into the water, but the water is actually Colie's brilliant mind and delicate observational lyrical magic.

This tune is like plunging into the water, but the water is actually Colie's brilliant mind and delicate observational lyrical magic.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

colie has such a way with words and harmonies and this is a toasty, nostalgic gem that gets better with each go.

colie has such a way with words and harmonies and this is a toasty, nostalgic gem that gets better with each go.