Artist info


Indie, Pop, Rock

band members

Em-J Dau (Vocals, Guitar) Callan Holstein (Drums) Melinda Huurdman (Lead Guitar) Jye Pouzet (Bass)


Jezabels, Wolf Alice, Ali Barter, Warpaint



Dear Willow is a Sunshine Coast indie-rock project by Em-J Dau, Melinda Huurdeman, Callan Holstein and Jye Pouzet. Since 2012 Em-J has transformed Dear Willow from solo act to full band, melding her signature sound together with punchy guitars and solid groove. Think smooth riffs, double kicks and singing like a bird….

The band have been likened to a sound reminiscent of Warpaint or Wolf Alice, yet still their own niche. Their chemistry is evident; each member bringing a unique ingredient to build a dynamic, full-bodied sound.

Following a build of solo releases (2015 & 2016 singles, 2018 Debut EP “Hold Yourself Down”), the band now gears up for a winter release to share the next phase of Dear Willow.