Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Wolf Alice, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Smiths, The National, Slowdive, Tired Lion, Interpol


band members

Victoria Jenkins - Vocals/Bass Daniel Parkinson - Guitars/BV Kyle Shipton - Drums/BV


Influences

Radiohead, Wolf Alice, DMA's, The National, The Strokes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Slowdive, Interpol


Bio

There's something about the sweetly melancholic indie rock of Fragile Animals that just tingles the spine. From their blissfully catchy-but-sombre melodies, to the exquisite daydreamy voice of singer Victoria Jenkins, the Sunshine Coast three-piece create breathtaking music that moves with an effortless glide. Capturing this essence, Fragile Animals introduce themselves impressively on their debut EP, Light That Fades.

Start to finish, Fragile Animals' debut is a joyous listen. Each new song affirms the band's signature sound yet reveals a slightly different side – from the radio-friendly hooks of openers Signals and Light That Fades, to the shimmering beat-driven Smaller Circles, all the way through to the haunting finale, second single Home. For a band at the very beginning of their career, their first offering feels so detailed and finely crafted... a testament both to the skill of the individuals in the band and their chemistry together.

Evolving from one person's bedroom-written songs, Fragile Animals consists of Victoria Jenkins (vocals/bass), Daniel Parkinson (guitar) and Kyle Shipton (drums); an ensemble capable of creating an incredibly detailed sound using just a few core elements. Rather than being instantly transparent of their influences, Fragile Animals merely imply. The aim is more to just try and be themselves, which is exactly what the EP catches them doing. The end result is music that is rich but subtle, where each song is detailed and coloured but allowed enough room to soar.

With a handful of irresistible songs, and a sound that is comfortably familiar yet wonderfully original, Fragile Animals have appeared seemingly out of nowhere as one of Australia's must-see new bands.

“Sublime indie rock”
Jack Austin, Soundproof Kennel

"A great debut single"
Carlia Fuller, 4ZZZ

"Polished indie noise"
Ross Clelland, themusic.com.au

Unearthed in 2018

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

kinda ramping it up a bit on this one but also kinda still gazing into the middle distance, it's a good balance.

kinda ramping it up a bit on this one but also kinda still gazing into the middle distance, it's a good balance.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

27 Sep 2017

Triple J
45

i like to get lost in shoegaze, not for things to get lost in shoegaze. and i feel like this makes light work of that tightrope.

i like to get lost in shoegaze, not for things to get lost in shoegaze. and i feel like this makes light work of that tightrope.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

There's a beaut little hook seared into the skin of this driving wall of noise.

There's a beaut little hook seared into the skin of this driving wall of noise.