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, shining light into dark corners.

EWAH grew up in NE Tasmania and many of the songs from Everything Fades to Blue are saturated with imagery that harks to a childhood spent roaming in coastal bushland, BMX tracks, on the beach and in sleepy coastal towns.

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise released album Everything Fades to Blue in February in 2017 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 won National Live Music Awards 2017 - Best Live Act Tasmania and EWAH was also nominated 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 SF23k SF23k

25 Jan 2019

40

dreamlike, the vocals ethereal almost, i like the drum build and getting deep into it, and it builds like its climbing towards a place, it draws a landscape a picture of a place that it's working towards

dreamlike, the vocals ethereal almost, i like the drum build and getting deep into it, and it builds like its climbing towards a place, it draws a landscape a picture of a place that it's working towards

Review

40

We love this band - What's not to love? Good vocals, great lyrics, tight recording

We love this band - What's not to love? Good vocals, great lyrics, tight recording