Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Kacey Musgraves, HAIM, Brandy Clark, Ruston Kelly, Brandi Carlile


band members

All the things: Hayley Marsten


Influences

Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, HAIM, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain


Unearthed artists we like

Kieran T. Stevenson


Website

www.hayleymarsten.com

Bio

Equal parts sass and sincerity, like Dolly Parton's less endowed counterpart. Hayley Marsten wears her heart on her rhinestoned sleeve. Her crowdfunded debut album, ‘Spectacular Heartbreak’ was released in 2019, was streamed over 100,000 times in the first week, was launched to over 350 people in the supporting tour’s first week and bagged a 2020 Alt Country Album of the Year nomination at The Golden Guitars. The album features her smash hit single, ‘Wendy’ which was added to country radio stations across the country as well as ABC national radio playlists and CMC and was nominated for Country Song of the Year at The Queensland Music Awards. Hayley spent most of 2019 on the road headlining her own 20 date tour as well as opening for Fanny Lumsden and Troy Cassar-Daley. She’s managed to sell out or pack out almost every venue, charming other artists audiences with her whip smart sense of humour and sharp wit. Currently her latest single, the title track ‘Spectacular Heartbreak’ is enjoying airplay on both country and mainstream radio and has been streamed over 200,000 times.

Review

Review by Jess Perkins Jess Perkins

21 Aug 2019

Triple J
35

I felt anxious at the thought of red wine and a white dress (add spaghetti if you want me to have a total melt down) but this song is gorgeous. Beautiful vocals, an awesome country twang and really lovely lyrics.

I felt anxious at the thought of red wine and a white dress (add spaghetti if you want me to have a total melt down) but this song is gorgeous. Beautiful vocals, an awesome country twang and really lovely lyrics.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Aug 2019

Triple J
35

Real strong track from Hayley. It's got that alt-country twang and some nicely penned lyrics that will resonate with plenty of people/white dresses out there.

Real strong track from Hayley. It's got that alt-country twang and some nicely penned lyrics that will resonate with plenty of people/white dresses out there.