Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Boy and Bear, Didirri , Father John Misty, Chris Isaac, Jordie Lane and the Sleepers, Bears Den


band members

Rory Walker


Influences

Boy and Bear, The Beatles, Jordie Lane and the Sleepers


Unearthed artists we like

Didirri, BATTS, Kat Edwards, Alexander Biggs, Moreton


Website

Bio

Weaving through the motifs of obsessive adoration, frivolous spending and mental illness, Melbourne based singer/songwriter Rory paints with bright colours on a dark canvas, showing us that even the most bleak situations aren’t without a silver lining. Despite being a fresh face on the scene, the past 2 months have seen Rory support many of Melbourne’s best folk/pop acts including Chitra, Merpire and Didirri.

Rory’s debut single ‘Old Friends’ is a tantalising voyage into depression and vulnerability, it explores how these constructs always find their way back to a troubled mind and how they can manifest themselves in the form a Old Friend. His vocals waver between the delicate and intimate to urgent, dramatic wails, both of which resound with deep anguish. Rory’s vocals are accompanied by haunting string arrangements, beautiful yet stirring harmonies and a reverberant, water damaged parlour style piano, all set to a waltzing rhythmic tremolo-ridden guitar that creeps in intensity.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Aug 2018

Triple J
35

a captivating tale, slow roasted to perfection.

a captivating tale, slow roasted to perfection.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

01 Aug 2018

Triple J
35

A beautiful expression of piecing together a broken heart.
I can feel my heart growing and growing as the song goes on, frailty never felt so strong.

A beautiful expression of piecing together a broken heart.
I can feel my heart growing and growing as the song goes on, frailty never felt so strong.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

01 Aug 2018

Triple J
35

this is an art attack

this is an art attack