Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

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


band members

Kim Yang on vocals, 8 string ukulele and guitar


Influences

Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Presley


Unearthed artists we like

Guyy & The Fox, Muddy Wolfe, Rebecca Mann, Alec Randles


Website

www.kimyangmusic.com

Bio

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

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.

Most recently Kim played festival gigs at the National Folk Festival 2019 Enlighten Festival 2019 & 2020, Floriade Festival 2018 & 2019, and released her debut EP 'Ocean of Mind'. She went on tour after a sold-out EP launch show. Kim has also lent her voice to various musicians such as Michael Misa, Muddy Wolfe band, and Iboga Gazebo (a project by The Church's former drummer Richard Ploog). Her original blues song 'Life of a Working Man' in the Muddy Wolfe debut EP, Vol. 1 (2019) was played on Triple J radio twice in the week after the release.

Shortly before the COVID-19 lockdown, Kim initiated the International Women's Day Concert in March 2020 in Canberra and hosted the event with several quality local female acts. She was meant to play at the National Folk Festival 2020, but the festival was cancelled last-minute due to the pandemic.

There is more to come for Kim Yang in 2020, here is where you can stay updated....
https://www.youtube.com/kim013523
https://www.kimyangmusic.com
https://kimyangmusic.bandcamp.com/releases
Sign up Kim's mailing list: http://eepurl.com/gnVP-T

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.