Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Helen Croome


Influences

Damien Rice, Camille


Bio

Gossling is singer/songwriter Helen Croome. Raised in country Victoria, Croome developed her musical interests thanks to family and the strong music culture of Albury/Wodonga. Her wise older brother kept her up-to-date with contemporary artists, whilst her parents’ music collection introduced her to the musical greats of Bach, Bowie and Meatloaf. Putting music to one side to study Psychology/Sociology at University, Croome soon realised that she was skipping more classes than attending, in favour of sitting in her dorm room to teach herself guitar and make her first attempts at songwriting. With persuasion from her psychology marks, Croome brought music back to the centre of her life and switched courses to a Bachelor of Music (Composition). It was during this time that Croome met the musicians that join her now as Gossling. Musically, Gossling has a tender, sweet style that is both distinctive and alluring. A characteristic of Gossling’s songwriting style includes the mixing of heart-felt lyrics, which are simple yet absorbing with graceful, memorable melodies. Her songs are penned with a ’20-something’ perspective on life, however relate across generations.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

21 Apr 2009

Triple J
40

Brooding, pensive, dark, gorgeous... there are lots of adjectives I could use. Love the voice, and when the choir kicks in around the 2 minute mark, that's pure gold.

Brooding, pensive, dark, gorgeous... there are lots of adjectives I could use. Love the voice, and when the choir kicks in around the 2 minute mark, that's pure gold.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

21 Apr 2009

Triple J
40

Made my listening afternoon. Gossling has an approach that is dark/light, sensitive/strong all at once. How could you go wrong with a voice like that? Gorgeous, epic, lush buildup to this track that just makes it for me.

Made my listening afternoon. Gossling has an approach that is dark/light, sensitive/strong all at once. How could you go wrong with a voice like that? Gorgeous, epic, lush buildup to this track that just makes it for me.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

07 May 2009

Triple J
30

This is pretty stuff - and it gets grandiose as it goes along with the chorus of male voices coming in. If you hate Joanna Newsom, best stay away.

This is pretty stuff - and it gets grandiose as it goes along with the chorus of male voices coming in. If you hate Joanna Newsom, best stay away.