Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Paul Dempsey, Hayden Calnin, Bon Iver


band members

Riley Pearce


Influences

The Jezabels, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac, Jose Gonzalez


Website

www.rileypearce.com.au/

Bio

As a kid, Riley Pearce accidentally learnt guitar left handed while mirroring his idols on TV. From humble beginnings busking at farmers markets and playing open mic nights in Perth, alt-folk artist Riley Pearce is now selling out shows across Australia, winning awards and touring internationally.

Breakout single ‘Brave’ has clocked up over 19 million plays on Spotify alone, making it clear that his reflective songwriting and chilled-out coastal vibes resonates with more than just folk music lovers.

Riley has supported artists such as LifeHouse, Lord Huron, Tash Sultana, Lucy Rose, and Kim Churchill. He won the WA Music Folk Song of the Year Award in 2017, had his music featured on US TV shows Shameless and Shadowhunters, has signed to Free Trade Agency in London and sold out headline shows across Australia.

Riley's brand EP 'The Landing Songs' is out now, featuring singles 'Windmill' and 'Free Coffee'.

Review

Review by Sally Coleman Sally Coleman

06 Aug 2018

Triple J
40

oh well this is a bit beautiful isn't it.

oh well this is a bit beautiful isn't it.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Aug 2018

Triple J
40

love those hazey, muted horns that build among the vulnerability and intimacy. fans of early justin vernon will create a cabin in the woods for this.

love those hazey, muted horns that build among the vulnerability and intimacy. fans of early justin vernon will create a cabin in the woods for this.

Review

Review by Gen Fricker Gen Fricker

30 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

You wear your influences on your sleeves, but it's not a bad thing - this is a heartbreaker of a song, well crafted, with more appearing on each listen. Well done!

You wear your influences on your sleeves, but it's not a bad thing - this is a heartbreaker of a song, well crafted, with more appearing on each listen. Well done!