Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

The Triffids, Bat for Lashes, Rowland S Howard, Savages, PJ Harvey


band members

EWAH's band, The Vision of Paradise are: Charles Donnelly - keys Stuart Hollingsworth - bass Paul Brooks - drums


Influences

Rowland S Howard, Iggy Pop, The Triffids, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kate Bush, Joy Division, PJ Harvey, Spiritualized


Unearthed artists we like

Aon Stalp, Pete and the Tar Gang, Violet Swells


Website

ewah-music.com/

Bio

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise are based in Hobart Tasmania. Their tough-noir-rock-meets-shimmering-new-wave sound shifts between lightness and darkness, sundrenched and throwing dark shadows.

Recently released album Everything Fades to Blue is a collection of protest songs about violent crimes against women. Instead of the focus being the voice of the perpetrator as is often the case in popular songwriting, EWAH shifts the focus and voices the stories from the female victim's perspective.

Upcoming single Streets is about reclaiming the streets and facing the fear that wracked Melbourne and rippled far and wide following Jill Meagher's tragic attack and murder.

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise released album Everything Fades to Blue in February this year and have steadily attracted attention from ears nationally and internationally, including Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 (UK), Henry Rollins on KCRW radio (USA), Song of the Week and listed for Song of the Year in El Correro (Spain) and back in Australia, album of the week Edge Radio (Hobart), Top Ten Albums of the Week PBS (Melbourne) and single Walk the Night picked up regular play on Double J and Triple J Unearthed radio.

In April 2017, Everything Fades to Blue made The Guardian’s top ten listing of Australia’s best underground releases and was recently longlisted for the Australian Music Prize (AMP) 2017.

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise have had a ripper of a year, playing a slew of shows including A Festival Called Panama, Dark Mofo, Vibrance and BIGSOUND. They have been nominated in the National Live Music Awards 2017 for two categories in their homestate Tasmania; Best Live Act and EWAH for Best Live Voice.

Before her life in The Vision of Paradise, EWAH was based in Melbourne and performed with E-wah Lady & The Open Road. For many years prior to that she performed solo, primarily producing DIY recordings such as experimental album GOSPEL DANCE in 2010. She continues to play solo shows alongside The Vision of Paradise project.

In 2010 E-wah took home the APRA Darebin Songwriters’ Award for a capella song When You’re Down & Out.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 May 2017

Triple J
40

Okay so I've been watching Twin Peaks for the first time school up before the new series and this really feels like it a modern take on the sound of that show. It's dark and textural with this spacey keys-wash all over it.

Okay so I've been watching Twin Peaks for the first time school up before the new series and this really feels like it a modern take on the sound of that show. It's dark and textural with this spacey keys-wash all over it.

Review

Review by Dave McCarthy Dave McCarthy

15 Nov 2017

Super Reviewer
40

I was lucky enough to catch you at BigSound and I'm so glad I stumbled on this today to remind me of just how brilliant you were in the midst of that blur of a week. Brilliant track with huge scope and brilliant execution.

I was lucky enough to catch you at BigSound and I'm so glad I stumbled on this today to remind me of just how brilliant you were in the midst of that blur of a week. Brilliant track with huge scope and brilliant execution.