Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Momoko Rose - Vocals and guitar Johanna Hull - Vocals and keys Sam Condie - Bass Jake Pickering - Drums


Influences

Bjork, Lisa Mitchell, Florence and the Machine, Maggie Rogers


Website

Bio

Fascinated by the complexity of human life, Momoko Rose’s songs typically depict people, events and emotions that have shaped her life. With influence from her visual arts background, her music is painted with vivid imagery; and her band supports her in creating soundscapes that accurately reflect the worlds she dreams up. The ambiguity and esoteric nature of Momoko’s use of symbolism is a way of showing that the assumptions we make about those who are part of our lives can often say more about ourselves than the people in question.

Armed with an electric guitar, Momoko Rose fronts her band. The delicate fingerpicking of her guitar serves as an appropriate backdrop for her passionate vocals which are sustained by lush harmonies. The warmth of full guitar chords are juxtaposed with lilting piano melodies that soar in a dreamlike ambience. Inspired by other female soloists - Bjork, Florence and the Machine, Johanna Newsom - there is an ethereal quality to Momoko's music. This is accompanied by folk and jazz inspired arrangements, drawing from both traditional and modern musical ideas.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Apr 2018

Triple J
30

Like the tone to your vocals. If anyone's a fan of big, piano driven affirmations then have a go here.

Like the tone to your vocals. If anyone's a fan of big, piano driven affirmations then have a go here.