Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

broadcast, Kings Of Convenience, Shakey Graves, The Tallest Man On Earth, Elliot Smith, The Weepies, They Might Be Giants


band members

Sean Conran Tamara Issa Steven West


Influences

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


Website

obscurahail.bandcamp.com

Gig

Obscura Hail

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

3 Sep

The lucky Cock (BI...

Brisbane, 4006

Brisbane, Australia,

10:30pm

Gig

Obscura Hail

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

7 Sep

Nighthawks

Melbourne, 3066

Collingwood

8:00pm

Gig

Obscura Hail

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

12 Sep

UOW unibar

Illawarra, 2500

Wollongong

8:00pm

Bio

Conceived on NSW’s South Coast, and now buried alive somewhere in Melbourne, Obscura Hail (Sean Conran, Tamara Issa & Steven West) are sneaking into Melbourne’s intimate spaces and filling strangers with relative truths.
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.

A commitment to their craft has culminated in Conran consistently delivering fresh compositions, drip fed weekly via his Patreon page, nearing its 170th volume. The last record, Pallbearer was self-produced and warmly received, now Obscura Hail can be found experimenting with more diverse live instrumentation to reflect the ever thickening arrangements in preparation for their newest release; Zero.

Recently performing alongside Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Aldous Harding, Julia Jacklin and Cam Avery (Tame Impala, Pond), and appearing at By The Meadow Festival and Changes Festival, Obscura Hail will tour in celebration of the 'Swear Jar' single release this September.

"'Swear Jar' is an optimistic tune about the dumb stuff we fight about in the heat of the moment, and having the patience to find out what the other person really means without judging them on the language they used initially, on the premise that hindsight is the mother of foresight. " - Sean

Out Now through Dot Dash/Remote Control Records

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

22 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Beautiful build, anchored by that wonderful vocal and lyrics that don't waste a word.

Beautiful build, anchored by that wonderful vocal and lyrics that don't waste a word.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Aug 2019

Triple J
45

warm, touching, honest and unique. i'm a sucker for this bedroom beauty.

warm, touching, honest and unique. i'm a sucker for this bedroom beauty.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

13 Aug 2019

Triple J
45

Smart.

Smart, with heart.

Smart.

Smart, with heart.