Artist info

Genre

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)


Influences

Joni Mitchell, Gareth Liddiard, Laura Jean


Website

www.jdss.com.au

Bio

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.

Unearthed in 2012

Song Summit

06 May 2012

Winner

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens

Congratulations to our 2012 Song Summit winners!

Congrats to all the lucky singer/songwriters from every state and territory that we are sending to Song Summit in Sydney to participate in an exclusive songwriting workshop with two of Australia’s most gifted songwriters Gotye and Adalita!

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Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

31 May 2012

Triple J
30

This confidently straddles the lines between slightly folk-tinged, rustic sounds and a bright-eyed pop sensibility, with good lyrics to boot. Can see this going nuts with a slightly older triple j crowd.

This confidently straddles the lines between slightly folk-tinged, rustic sounds and a bright-eyed pop sensibility, with good lyrics to boot. Can see this going nuts with a slightly older triple j crowd.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

14 Aug 2012

Triple J
40

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

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

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

18 May 2012

Triple J
40

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

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