Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Punk, Roots


Sounds like

Gregory and The Hawk, Kings Of Convenience, Shakey Graves, The Tallest Man On Earth, Elliot Smith, Carseat Headrest, They Might Be Giants


band members

Sean Conran Tamara Issa Jackson Phelan Harry Keyte


Influences

Django Reinhardt, The Ink Spots, Owen, Sun Kil Moon, Bill Callahan, The Carpenters, The Cranberries, They Might Be Giants, Pogo, Thee More Shallows


Website

obscurahail.bandcamp.com

Bio

Obscura Hail is the nightly routine of song writing with hast, driven by an irrational fear of memory loss, and enabled by access to a plethora of ad-hoc recording equipment. The somewhat serious themes of ontology, existentialism, love and loss are framed with sincerity by the lush, but gentle classical guitar work, and the motif of almost whispered, though richly layered vocal harmonies, giving his extensive backlog a kind of naïve optimism for the individual experience.

Conceived on NSW’s south coast in 2006, and now buried alive somewhere in Northcote, Sean is sneaking into Melbourne’s intimate spaces and filling strangers with relative truths. A commitment to the craft has culminated in numerous independent releases, some official via Sydney based label, No Safe Place records, and consistently fresh compositions, drip fed weekly via Patreon, nearing its 100th volume.
The latest two records, ‘Loose Tooth’ (2017) and ‘ALARM’ (2017) were self-produced and warmly received, with more diverse live instrumentation to reflect the ever thickening arrangement and prepare for the material in stasis; ‘Pallbearer’ (album), and ‘Pizza’ (EP).

(Obscura Hail) has the same brittle beauty as Sun Kil Moon, the oddball, throwback quality of The Beatles at their folkiest, and when it’s appropriate, the raw pain of Elliot Smith. Obscura Hail, to me, is endlessly absorbing – (Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ).

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Mar 2018

Triple J
40

i was literally about to describe this as obscure goodness and then realised that would have been real dumb describing you as your actual name. anyway, great offering dude - if the shins had a bit more frayed edges and wonky fuzz then this could be it.

i was literally about to describe this as obscure goodness and then realised that would have been real dumb describing you as your actual name. anyway, great offering dude - if the shins had a bit more frayed edges and wonky fuzz then this could be it.

Review

Review of Sin by Obscura Hail Richard Kingsmill

17 Jan 2018

Triple J
40

Gold! I struck gold!!!

Gold! I struck gold!!!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

15 Jan 2018

Triple J
45

Why is everything you make so damn GREAT. You're a hidden treasure!

Why is everything you make so damn GREAT. You're a hidden treasure!