Artist info


Indie, Rock, Roots

band members

Sophie Klein- Vocals, guitars Rosie Burgess -bass, backing vocals Pam Zaharias - Drums


The Pretenders, The Waifs, Paul Kelly, Gillian Welch, The Triffids, Neil Young, Mia Dyson, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Velvet Underground, The Pretenders, Frazey Ford, Sheryl Crow

Unearthed artists we like

Hannah Blackburn, Alana Jagt, Great Aunt



~~~ Little Wise is songwriter Sophie Klein, who has been turning heads and melting hearts. Owning the stage solo or cutting loose with Rosie Burgess (bass) and Pam Zaharias (drums), Little Wise fuses Indie Folk-Rock with a good dose of Melbourne swagger.
Her sophomore album ‘Want it All’ was recorded at The Aviary Studios in Abbotsford and backed by Creative Victoria and a stellar crowdfunding effort. The songs are shorter and sharper, weaving hook-laden mantras to shrug off self-doubt and inner demons with a rising tide of guitar and backbone of bouncing bass drum. SCENSTR have described the first single ‘Want it All’ as sitting “somewhere between the growl of PJ Harvey and simmering tension of The Velvet Underground”.

The new album follows her 2016 release ‘Silver Birch’ which was featured on PBS and RRR and won ‘Best Debut Release’ in the Rhythms Magazine Writers’ Poll.

Little Wise has showcased in Nashville and NYC and has toured widely back home, with recent festival appearances at Nannup, Tamworth, Mount Beauty, St Kilda Live ’n Local and more. She has supported Frazey Ford (CAN), The Audreys and Dan Parsons. ~~~


Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

03 Oct 2018

Triple J

Little Wise, a little wiser, stronger and grittier!

Little Wise, a little wiser, stronger and grittier!