Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop


Sounds like

Vera Blue, Boo Seeka, Hippie Sabotage, Odezsa


band members

Hip hop producer Judah, electronic folk instrumentalist Jayke and indie pop vocalist Ayla


Influences

Vera Blue,Boo Seeka, valise alps, eves karydas, Odesza, hippie sabbotage, evidence, atmosphere, matt corby, alt j,


Unearthed artists we like

Cub Sport, Emily Wurramara, Gretta Ray, Greta Stanley


Website

Bio

A trip to Brisbane’s northern Hinterland hills – to Malaneys’ ‘Bird World’ – is what created ‘Forrest Run’.
Consisting of hip-hop producer Judah Winnett, electronic folk instrumentalist Jayke Barnes and indie pop vocalist Ayla (heard on triple j under her own project), ‘Forrest Run’ are bringing the best of their worlds together, in an exciting new project.
Jayke Barnes was working amidst the macaws and other colourfully feathered creatures, all the while making music on the side – and dreaming of pursuing it further. A team up of Jayke’s instrumental folk style, with hip-hop producer Judah Winnet, saw an unlikely union, blend into the perfection concoction – a sound that they had both been searching for. All that was missing now, were vocals on top.

Ayla has been releasing music under her own project since 2014, a year that saw her debut single ‘Wish I Was’ come in as the 15th most played song on triple j. She’s had radio success ever since, and, one afternoon in the aviary up in the hills, a connection was made that would lead her to become the missing ingredient to complete: ‘Forrest Run’.
The trio spent 2018 refining a live set, and turning their best five tracks into a debut EP, with the help of renowned producer Tim Carr (Matt Corby, Urthboy, Le Pie and many more). Their debut single ‘All We Needed’ was released in February and quickly landed itself on rotation on triple j unearthed radio, with reviews from triple j presenters including:
“It’s pretty stuff all round here. The smart production twists, Ayla’s flawless vocal and the sense of everyday drama is great.” - Declan Byrne.

Forrest Run’s sophomore release ‘Let Me Fall’ was also added to triple j unearthed radio rotation, around the time that the band landed a support for triple j favourites Boo Seeka, at their Coffs Harbour show in April. Currently awaiting the release of their third single and debut EP – with an East Coast headline tour around these – there are only more exciting things to come from Forrest Run!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

21 Jun 2019

Triple J
35

while we're waiting for lorde's third album this'll do.

while we're waiting for lorde's third album this'll do.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

it's pretty stuff all round here. the smart production twists, ayla's flawless vocal and the sense of everyday drama is great.

it's pretty stuff all round here. the smart production twists, ayla's flawless vocal and the sense of everyday drama is great.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

12 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

Really captivating stuff and great to hear Ayla's voice on a new project but certainly the production and instrumentation around it which are bang on

Really captivating stuff and great to hear Ayla's voice on a new project but certainly the production and instrumentation around it which are bang on