Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit, Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, Kina Grannis


band members

Kim Yang on vocals, 8 string ukulele and guitar Guest band members: Tabitha Hart on cello and backup vocals Jonah Myers on keys and backup vocals


Influences

Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Presley


Unearthed artists we like

Guyy & The Fox, Muddy Wolfe, Rebecca Mann, Kopasetic


Website

www.kimyangmusic.com

Bio

(Garden of Eden music video: https://youtu.be/j93RNvOq7Hg )
(Dominoes music video: https://youtu.be/NVLsEoZ1bQ4 )

Born in Taiwan, Kim is an acoustic songstress and an aspiring songwriter based in Canberra, Australia. Her soothing finger-picking and ethereal voice capture the attention of passers-by.

Inspired by female vocalists like Sarah McLachlan, Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, Kim’s music is an eclectic blend of folk, pop and blues. Her songs speak from her experiences as a partner, a daughter, a traveller and an insecure soul. With Kim's ethereal blend of sounds, she creates music that balances delicately between vulnerability and power.

In 2016, driven by a desire to share her stories with the world, Kim picked up a ukulele and a guitar and she started writing songs. She stepped out of her bedroom and into the streets, markets and cafes of Canberra. In 2019 Kim went on tour for her debut EP Ocean of Mind after a sold-out EP launch.

Last year Kim's bushfire tribute 'Garden of Eden’ was aired on triple J radio and received 4.5 stars from Roots ‘n’ All host Nkechi Anele, who said: ‘Kim Yang is a force of nature, and she humbles me’. In late 2020 Kim's single Dominoes was premiered on Triple J's Root's n All.

Recently Kim supported ARIA and APRA-awarded artists Tori Forsyth, Josh Pyke and Ben Lee on their tours to Canberra. Kim has performed at the National Folk Festival and Good Folk, Enlighten Festival, Stage 88 Australia Day Concert and Carole King's Tapestry Concert alongside various Aussie quality acts.

Kim is currently recording her 2nd EP with funding support from ArtsACT.

https://www.youtube.com/kim013523
https://www.kimyangmusic.com
https://kimyangmusic.bandcamp.com/releases
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Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 May 2020

Triple J
40

a poignant piece that seems to soundtrack true emotion and drama.

a poignant piece that seems to soundtrack true emotion and drama.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

27 Apr 2020

Triple J
45

Breathe taking; I felt like Kim had grabbed me by the hand and carried me through an amazing secret garden. There is a stillness in this much like walking through a forest, aware of how small we are in comparison to nature. It's humbling. Kim Yang is a force of nature, and she humbles me.

Breathe taking; I felt like Kim had grabbed me by the hand and carried me through an amazing secret garden. There is a stillness in this much like walking through a forest, aware of how small we are in comparison to nature. It's humbling. Kim Yang is a force of nature, and she humbles me.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

31 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Kim takes you on an evocative journey with this new track. It's tangled up in some pain and a yearning for solace - though the moody piano waves and plucking make for a soothing backing to Kim's vocal.

Kim takes you on an evocative journey with this new track. It's tangled up in some pain and a yearning for solace - though the moody piano waves and plucking make for a soothing backing to Kim's vocal.