Artist info


Indie, Pop, Roots

Sounds like

The Middle East, Sarah Blasko, Laura Marling

band members

Julia Johnson (vocals, guitar, banjo), Ray Dickson (drums), Sebastian Field (bass, vocals), Mel Kleyn (casio, vocals)


Joni Mitchell, Gareth Liddiard, Laura Jean



Have you ever made love on a geological anomaly? Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens’ latest single Lake George poses a bold question and a quirky pickup line, which they’ll be trying out on audiences across the country on their upcoming national tour.

Written after a dream (or so Julia maintains…) Lake George sees the band using their traditional folk instruments as pop-drenched Cupid arrows in a sex-positive ode to Australia’s (or the world’s?) most mysterious disappearing lake.

Having been Unearthed by TripleJ, Julia earned a songwriting workshop with world-beaters Gotye and Adalita at Sydney's Song Summit. In 2013 the band released their sophomore album Family Pets, with both singles Little Surprises and Adeleine receiving national airplay, scoring them a stunning array of performance invitations from Groovin the Moo to the National Folk Festival.

With spectacular reviews across print and web, the band have been ear-marked as a live act not to be missed. The release of Family Pets put Julia on the map as one of the country’s most promising emerging songwriters. Lake George not only cements this notion, but shows that Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens are a band who aren’t content to stick to a safe recipe for making their music – Lake George sees a shift in production style, a sleak sensuality and their most driving beat yet.

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Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens

Indie, Pop, Roots ( Acoustic, canberra, Indie Folk, ...)

Played on triple j
Canberra, NSW

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens are an indie-folksters from Canberra who combine traditional folk...

Lake George

Mature content
Played on Unearthed

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Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

14 Aug 2012

Triple J

What a beautiful...

What a beautiful song. The melodies and Julia's voice just radiate.

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Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

18 May 2012

Triple J

Oh this is so gr...

Oh this is so great. Love the playful guitar plucking and that lilt of Julia's voice. Beautiful tune.

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Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

09 May 2012

Triple J

A really pretty ...

A really pretty song with a great sound. And Julia's vocal is just killer - she's got heaps of control and you can really feel the emotion.

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