Artist info


Roots, Indie

Sounds like

Angus and Julia Stone, The Waifs, Angie Hart

band members

Jessie Vintila - Vocals, guitar, ukulele, keys Emma Royle - BVs, guitar Ben Livermore - Drums, Tracy Stephen - Bass, special guest Cye Wood - Strings


Feist, Peter Bjorn And John, Whitley


"One of the best roots bands playing the circuit" Sydney Morning Herald. "Gig of the Year" Rhythms. “A deep, enduring pleasure” THE AGE “Completely captivating…wonderfully melodic… fresh and intelligent…Vintila has an incredible voice…TOP PICK” When Byron Bay’s The Lucky Wonders crowd-funded the $20000 to return to the studio to make Lay Down My Arms, they decided to give a little more air to their moody, indie side. The second studio effort from The Luckies, Lay Down My Arms saw them collaborate with ARIA Award winner, engineer/co-producer Govinda Doyle (ANGUS AND JULIA STONE), achieving a lush, atmospheric album that “retains the successful recipe of alluring melodies, lyrics from the heart and warm harmonies that made Thirteen O’Clock so special, but raises the bar with its complex arrangements.” BMA. A band usually on the move, they recently found a great reception for their warm, quirky live show in Europe and New Zealand and have their sights set on Canada next year. Three songs from the 2012 album – Valium & Your Arms, Anyway and I’ll Be Fine - made the Semi-Finals of the prestigious International Songwriting Competition, and Walk With Me and I’ll Be Fine found themselves on the Triple J airwaves, following in the footsteps of the band’s first single Happy Pill in 2009. Both Lay Down My Arms and their 2010 debut album Thirteen O’Clock were named in Rhythms Magazine’s “Top 10 Albums of the Year”. The remarkable songwriting team of WAMI Award winning front woman Jessie Vintila and Emma Royle are currently at work on an EP entitled My Ship due for release in late 2013.