Artist info

Genre

Indie, Electronic


Sounds like

army band, noise, melody


band members

william Russell - Drums Jonti Danimal - Keyboard Liam Flanagan - Bass Tanya Horo - Vocals/guitar/keys


Influences

MoonDog, Velvet Underground, Animal Collective


Unearthed artists we like

Boy and Bear, The John Steel Singers


Bio

The adventures of Sherlock’s Daughter produce a sound where noise meets calm, mystery challenges imagination, and nothing is as it seems. Born from a late-night revelation on a stormy eastern Sydney shore, front woman Tanya Horo weaved the fatasy worlds of the sepia-tinged memories of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, fleeting new-world colonial adventure & ornate pagan ceremonial impressions. Bridging the gap between insanity & parable, the 5 piece - comprised of Tim Maybury (guitar), William Russell (drums), Liam Flanagan (bass) and Jonti Danimals (live electronics & samplers) - knit together a heaving experience of heavy dream pop through shifting frames of multi-instrumentation... The music is replete with diverse elements such as live videogame tweaking, percussive sandpaper, echoing handclaps, marimba, sampled rhythmic scenes and sweet, uneasy harmonies. The debut self-titled 5 track EP has made blissful fractures with Australian radio, with the the tracks ‘Kids’, 'Sons And Daughters' being added to A-List rotation on Sydney’s FBi94.5fm and Triple J selecting the band as it’s ‘Unearthed Feature Artist’ in June, followed with spot rotation for 'Song For Old People' and 'Kids'. Support & tours this year with Metric (Can), School Of Seven Bells (US) and The Temper Trap have pegged Sherlock's Daughter at a rapturous live force. Sherlock’s Daughter are currently on tour in the US, including three shows as part of the prestigious CMJ Music Conference in New York City. They have also been selected as a Top 3 Finalist in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards 2009.

Unearthed in 2010

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

sherlock's daughter

sherlock's daughter

Congratulations to our 2010 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Emperors, Hawks of Alba, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Sherlock’s Daughter, Butcher Birds,

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Review

SquireRel

16 Jan 2017

30

Upbeat and clippy. Nice use of transitions.

Upbeat and clippy. Nice use of transitions.

Review

Reviewed by Tom Ballard Tom Ballard

11 Jan 2010

40

I think this is pretty amazing. The repeating vocal harmony sounds like it belongs in a folk song from the 1800s, but the thumping bass and beat gives it a whole lotta juice. Congrats on the BDO spot!

I think this is pretty amazing. The repeating vocal harmony sounds like it belongs in a folk song from the 1800s, but the thumping bass and beat gives it a whole lotta juice. Congrats on the BDO spot!

Review

40

Wonderful, almost choir-like vocal harmonies reminiscent of Architecture In Helsinki or Middle East layered over slightly ethereal ambient electronica held together by a driving beat and bass line. However, the song feels like it's building to a great crescendo that never quite arrives.

Wonderful, almost choir-like vocal harmonies reminiscent of Architecture In Helsinki or Middle East layered over slightly ethereal ambient electronica held together by a driving beat and bass line. However, the song feels like it's building to a great crescendo that never quite arrives.