Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Arun, Danny, Kate 'Babyshakes' Dillon and Gabriella.


Influences

Lou Reed, Michael Jackson, Kevin Parker, John Lennon


Bio

Australia’s sweetheart, Gabriella Cohen struck gold with the release of her internationally acclaimed debut record Full Closure and No Details in 2016. After extensively touring the album worldwide, fans and industry alike embraced the dreamy, fuzz-soaked popscapes produced by Cohen and long-time collaborator, Kate Dillon. The Guardian praised Full Closure and No Details as: “Seductive, broody and occasionally sinister”, while it drew four-star reviews from MOJO, UNCUT and Q Magazine.

In the summer of 2017, Cohen moved to a farm in countryside Victoria, Australia, to record and self-produce her second album with engineer and partner-in-crime, Kate ‘Babyshakes’ Dillon. There, amidst flocks of screeching white cockatoos and herds of Black Angus cows, they etched the beginning of Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love. The record was almost complete when the band was invited to join Foxygen’s U.S tour, compelling the girls to finish the album on the road. Armed with a microphone and an interface, Dillon and Cohen captured the final touches of the album on a boat in England, and the coast of Portugal; in the mountains of Southern Italy, cafes of Mexico, and finally in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Pink Is The Colour has materialised as an expansive and exciting body of work, showcasing Cohen’s unusually refreshing twists on pop arrangements. ‘Baby’ was born in the graveyard of unrequited love, while ‘Music Machine’ became a swagger of sultry defiance set in LA. Throughout the new album Cohen (flanked by a choir of imaginary dolls that exist in her head) creates complex and sugary backing vocals. These signature vocal arrangements—contoured with classic harmonies and nostalgic melodies—form songs remarkable in their originality.

Cohen is renowned for her performances, and for her magnetic presence captivating audiences into a still surrender. To launch her debut album, she rocked back-to-back tours in the USA, EU, AUS and UK, appearing at hallmark events such as SXSW, BIGSOUND, and Vida Festival (SPN). Gabriella Cohen has shared the bill with musical heavyweights, The Flaming Lips, Marlon Williams, and Rodrigo Amarante, and continues to effortlessly romance audiences worldwide with the launch of her sophomore Pink is the Colour.

In the new album Cohen pays homage to her musical influences by inviting the listener on a journey: from the grooves of bossa nova, to the lilting sentimentality of strings, to kicking it back on the sprawling highways of rock’n’roll. Honest heartache is woven into glory throughout the record, and during eleven tracks a candid, almost ethereal self-portrait of its songwriter emerges. For Gabriella Cohen, it’s an epitaph of electric wonder, and a definitive fact: Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

31 May 2018

Triple J
45

Remember hearing this lil boppie from your random Ballarat gig in 2016 and also Fairgrounds that year. I'm SO excited for your album tomorrow!

Remember hearing this lil boppie from your random Ballarat gig in 2016 and also Fairgrounds that year. I'm SO excited for your album tomorrow!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

31 May 2018

Triple J
50

You keep uploading songs from your brand new record & I just can't get over how lucky we are! Every song glows, sun-baking in warmth. You struck gold over and over again, Gabriella. The record is perfect and a favourite of 2018. Thank you!

You keep uploading songs from your brand new record & I just can't get over how lucky we are! Every song glows, sun-baking in warmth. You struck gold over and over again, Gabriella. The record is perfect and a favourite of 2018. Thank you!

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

15 May 2018

Triple J
50

Mellow guitar pop with a 60s bop! It's another 5 stars from me, I think you are so fantastic.

Mellow guitar pop with a 60s bop! It's another 5 stars from me, I think you are so fantastic.