Artist info


Indie, Pop

Sounds like

Kira Piru & The Bruise, Lana Del Rey, Girls

band members

Lily So, Anj Ella, Sarah Jullienne, James McKenna, Alex Lees, Kristjan Blade


Sam Cooke, Edith Piaf, Elvis Presley

Unearthed artists we like

Jenny Broke the Window , Lanterns , Camden


Check out the 'Smokin' Gun' video:

The debut single 'Smokin' Gun' from Indie Retro-Rock outfit, Lily So & The Bellows, flourishes with lush vocals, vintage charm and that big Phil Spector sound as a serenade to unrequited love. The following single, 'Madness' is the gritty B-side. Dark and rhythmic with blues undertones, 'Madness' speaks of the insatiable hunger for money.

Credits: Lily So: Vocals, guitar
Anj Ella: Vocals
Sarah Jullienne: Keys, Vocals
James McKenna: Bass
Alex Lees: Guitar
Dave Jenkins (Young Romantics): Guest Drummer

Recorded by Michael Wheatley at Nut'N'Butter Studios. Mixed by Tony Buchen (Tim Finn, The Preatures, Andy Bull), and mastered by Steve Smart at Studio 301.

A book worm from a very young age, Lily has always been obsessed with folk stories. This love soon began to be translated into songs after becoming acquainted to the sturdy guitar and the likes of Eva Cassidy, Edith Piaf and Ella Fitzgerald.

Joined by Anj Ella on BVs and percussion, Sarah on Keys, James on bass, and more recently, Alex on electric guitar and Kristjan on Drums, they create a sound that is whimsical, fun and at times, haunting and impassioned.

Drawing elements from pop, blues and jazz, Lily So & The Bellows create a palette that is colourful, demanding and rich. Lily So has graced the stages of Melodica, an international folk festival connecting artists around the world, Bondi Music Festival, Jurassic Lounge and Peats Ridge Festival 2011.


Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

12 Feb 2013

Triple J

There's a s...

There's a strong case to shut down this whole soul-pop revival scene because it can't get much better than this. What a wonderfully floaty and gold-hued gem.

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22 Apr 2013


Love it. Lily ha...

Love it. Lily has a stunning voice and a fantastic band to match!

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Jess Dunbar

05 Apr 2013


Love this tune! ...

Love this tune! It has this 60's slow dance kind of vibe and makes me sway from side to side every time I hear it!

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