Artist info

Genre

Rock, Indie


Sounds like

Jefferson Airplane, Nina Simone, Souxie Soux & the Banshees


band members

Hayley Beth - guitar and vocals


Influences

Crass, Billie Holiday, Scout Niblett


Unearthed artists we like

Mei Saraswati , Joni in the Moon


Bio

"Hayley Beth has been smouldering away on the Perth scene for years now, accumulating more buzz than Whitney Houston's nostril hairs. Listening to her EP, it's easy to see why. The diminutive Beth houses an intimidating big, deep voice, and she delivers kitchen sink lyrics with a bluesy honesty that you cold just get lost in. Part Aretha and part Billy Bragg, Hayley Beth has a talent for vocal melody and lyricism that most 50-year-old blues maestros would kill for. If you could bottle this EP, it'd get you drunker than you've been in years and leave you open to all kinds of unwise suggestions. Mesmerising." - Drum Magazine, Single of the Week "Quite simply, they don't make 'em like Hayley Beth any more. Just a few notes of her powerful, hint-of-whiskey voice reveals an old soul, capable of hinting at something about the universe that the rest of us may not yet have realised." - Xpress Magazine "Soulful, honest and utterly mesmerising, those who dared to take their eyes from her tender solitary frame were ignorant to the fact that this little lady is a complete dynamo. In the most literal sense... Gorgeous and rich, ironically her vocal style sounds more suited to a delicious black songstress straight out of raging eras past - not a fresh-faced girl from the back quarters of this isolated city. And the stories she spills are most deceiving to her age.." - Fasterlouder.com

Review

Reviewed by Amelia Chappelow Amelia Cha...

06 Jul 2011

Triple J
40

I love all these...

I love all these songs, it's hard for me to think what to say, other than: great vox, great moody style, but love the rhythm, as it's keeping my toes tapping here in the office!

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Review

Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

06 Jul 2011

Triple J
50

Wow! Why have I ...

Wow! Why have I only just heard about this lady. Smoldering bluesy pop, totally classy and totally hummable.

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Review

Pensieve

25 Oct 2011

40

The description ...

The description for this song made me laugh...out loud. But the actual song itself...that made me fall in love just a little...oh yes, the emotional turmoil!

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