Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Hiatus Kaiyote, Anderson Paak.


band members

Giorgia Miedzinski Blake Perry Madeleine Powers Oscar Peterson Matthew Robards


Influences

Stevie Wonder, Eryka Badu, Snarky Puppy, Moon Hooch


Website

soundcloud.com/petiguana

Bio

PETIGUANA formed in 2016 after singer Madeleine Powers and keyboardist Blake Perry decided to leave the world of classical music at the Sydney Conservatorium to experiment with alternative forms of musical expression. Jamming over prog-rock and neo-soul grooves PETIGUANA introduced blues guitarist Matthew Robards to jazz bassist Oscar Peterson and jazz drummer Giorgia Miedzinski.

"There's so much to appreciate here; that wonderful neo-soul meets jazz sound, the warm production, the many twists and turns this track takes you on… but chiefly (heh), it’s that voice. Frontwoman Madeline Powers delivers an oustanding vocal performance here, straddling a fine line between soulful and expressive, and confident, commanding.

To put it succinctly: Wayside is of a quality that belies the relative youth of this project. I mean, the band’s only been around for a little over 6 months. Who knew a blues guitarist, a jazz bassist and drummer and a classically-trained singer and keyboardist would come together for such a cohesive and thrilling project?

I always knew Sydney had a strong soul scene, but with a growing list of artists including (but not limited to) The Baldwins, New Venusians, Levingstone, Inês the Iny, and even more genre-bending acts like Floating Pyramids, Godriguez and Wallace, I think this city is proving itself as the soul capital of Australia. To me, Petiguana has solidified this view."
- Chiefly Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPiw4PebbL0

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

26 Jun 2017

Triple J
30

That voice is something.

That voice is something.

Review

Review by Royal East Royal East

28 Jun 2017

45

The soul in this track is absolutely pristine, this music is shimmering.

The soul in this track is absolutely pristine, this music is shimmering.

Review

Review by kate_carnell kate_carnell

28 Jun 2017

Super Reviewer
40

OMG the voice! It's like Adele and Amy Shark spawned some kind of um great singing offspring. Love the rise and falls of this song. These guys are going to be huge! Came for the name/tagline, stayed for the talent.

OMG the voice! It's like Adele and Amy Shark spawned some kind of um great singing offspring. Love the rise and falls of this song. These guys are going to be huge! Came for the name/tagline, stayed for the talent.