Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Matt Corby, Middle Kids, Ball Park Music, Angie McMahon, The Shins, Lime Cordial, Bon Iver, Jeff Buckley, Gang of Youths, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Phoebe Bridgers, Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Big Thief, Hayden Calnin


Influences

Bon Iver, James Blake, Blake Mills, Ry Cooder, Jeff Buckley, Ainslie Wills, Angie McMahon , Big Scary, Gretta Ray, Middle Kids, Tears for Fears, Phoebe Bridgers , Soccer Mommy, Big Thief


Website

Bio

Connor Black-Harry began playing piano at the age of four and began busking around Melbourne from eleven, playing his first gig at the Workers Club when he was aged fifteen. As a talented session musician, Connor has played with the likes of Gretta Ray, Nancie Schipper, Chitra, Grand Pine & Josh Cashman.

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Bon Iver, James Blake, Jeff Buckley, Phoebe Bridgers and Gregory Alan Isakov, Connor Black-Harry explores the journey of relationships and mental health, diving into a well of emotions he depicts the substance of life, love and loss.

Coming off the back of the successful release of 'Missing', Connor Black-Harry is ready to announce his next single 'Sucker Punch'.

From the first strum, it is evident that ‘Sucker Punch’ holds a brewing intensity within it’s raspy guitars, dynamic keys and an earnest vocal delivery. It quickly bubbles into an Indie-pop-esque drive, exploring the excitement and vulnerability that comes from letting your guard down.

Too often we meet new relationships with walls and hesitance to show our true colours out of fear of rejection or being knocked down, dancing around the possibility of forming a deeper connection. 'Sucker Punch' is an inviting call to respect, understanding and self-confidence, challenging the paradigm of building a relationship with open arms.

The 24-year-old has received a wide range of support for his most recent single 'Missing' from folks at Triple J, Radio Adelaide, Cairns FM and 3CR, as well as premiering on Trouble Juice.

"‘Sucker Punch’ is an upbeat, energetic façade that upon closer inspection reveals a vulnerability at it’s core. It’s about removing the gloves and baring all without fear and accepting the unknown. You may wish to open up but others around may not wish to receive. Some will listen, some will dismiss and some will pull at that thread, ignoring the frays. Hindsight grants you the ability to progress from what we once were and provides the opportunity to grow into what we want to be."
- Connor Black-Harry

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Nov 2020

Triple J
35

connor has served up an emotional mix of folk rock here that really rises to an impassioned place.

connor has served up an emotional mix of folk rock here that really rises to an impassioned place.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

Some gorgeous, sweeping vibes on this pastoral tale.

Some gorgeous, sweeping vibes on this pastoral tale.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

05 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

CBH always writes with a graceful majesty that makes you feel at home while breaking your heart.

CBH always writes with a graceful majesty that makes you feel at home while breaking your heart.