Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Dustin Tebbutt


band members

Daniel Trakell


Influences

Elliott Smith, George Harrison, Tobias Jesso Jr, Big Star, Tom Petty, Andy Shauf, Tame Impala, Harry Nilsson


Website

soundcloud.com/danieltrakell

Bio

Warning Bell, the title track from Daniel's debut album (out October 2nd) is about ignoring the warning signs in a relationship or our own health, how rather than dealing with unaddressed issues and having difficult conversations we keep putting them off in the hope that things will fix themselves before ultimately everything comes crashing down around us.
Working together with friend and frequent collaborator Joshua Barber (Gretta Ray, Gotye) in the studio, Trakell thrived once more in Barber’s new home of Nashville; soaking up the energy of the Alex The Great Studio before the final touches were put on back in Australia. The end result has delivered a gorgeously layered piece of indie folk with touches of Bon Iver, Dustin Tebbutt and Fleet Foxes-esque influences threaded throughout.

"Most often accompanied by his guitar and little else, a Daniel Trakell song is something worth drinking in deeply; the arrangements are gorgeous as are the stories you'll find within." - Happy Mag

“Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Daniel Trakell partners the title track from his March EP with an enchanting video that captures both sides of his sound - haunting, melancholic isolation and just off-centre obscurity - as we follow a woods-dwelling loner searching for the ultimate peacefulness - getting lost in space.”
Rolling Stone Australia

“It’s like Elliott Smith on a magical mystery tour.”
Triple J, Dom Alessio (‘Wasted Light’)

“So many sweet little delicacies to unpack in this one. The sneaky-emotional string arrangement, the delicate glockenspiel, your faultless falsetto. I am charmed.”
Triple J, Max Quinn (‘All We Do’)

Unearthed in 2016

NIDA Video Clips

03 Apr 2016

Winner

Daniel Trakell

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Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

01 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

This is a gorgeous song, which swells like a perfect sunrise.

This is a gorgeous song, which swells like a perfect sunrise.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

23 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

I love the evolution of Trakell's work, and this is probably the most heartfelt tune of them all. Super sophisticated, mature and honest, bravo!

I love the evolution of Trakell's work, and this is probably the most heartfelt tune of them all. Super sophisticated, mature and honest, bravo!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

Gorgeous from Daniel. I could've sworn that The Shins had started uploading to Unearthed before checking the title again. How about the introduction of the horns? Supremely good.

Gorgeous from Daniel. I could've sworn that The Shins had started uploading to Unearthed before checking the title again. How about the introduction of the horns? Supremely good.