Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Missy Higgins, Lucinda Williams, Lucy Dacus


band members

Solo


Website

www.siobhancotchin.com

Bio

The latest release by West Australian alt-country/rock singer songwriter Siobhan Cotchin feels like a poignant take on the beginning of 2020. Even though it was written a year prior. On the back of the success of her debut single ‘Tear Myself Apart’, Cotchin’s newest single ‘Do You Know What I Mean?’ is an effortlessly relatable tale about the melancholy of stagnation and change, making it very much an anthem for the strange times we find ourselves in.

Cotchin’s lyrics sing a conversation that we’ve all had with ourselves or others, an honest telling of the trough before a turning point. Lyrics like, “it’s not that I’ve been busy, I just can’t seem to get out of my own head” and “I’ve been so uninspired lately, and just can’t feel a thing”. Or, the most resonant “I need a change of scenery, ‘cause all these empty faces looking back at me”. As it turns out, we very much do know what she means.

You’ll be forgiven for thinking Siobhan Cotchin is well beyond her 20-years of age. Making her mark on the Perth music scene, Siobhan’s live sets have quickly gained momentum, supporting Robert Forster (Go-Betweens), Spacey Jane, Carla Geneve, Abbe May and The Kill Devil Hills. With a writing style that echoes the effortless musing of Lucinda Williams, laced with inspiration drawn from Bob Dylan, Siobhan’s jangly luminous melodies hover over storytelling lyrics as she pulls the listener into a world of introspective self-discovery. A world that’s all her own.

Her heart-hitting writing has already resulted in many accolades including West Australian Music Assoc. (WAM) Song of the Year nominee; Winner of Fairbridge & Nannup Music Festival's Emerging Artist Award, and song of the year with local youth radio station 'Pirate FM'; Siobhan is an artist to watch.

Management: Amber Jean Hatton - amberjhatton@gmail.com Phone no: 0403 132 389

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

06 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

Let it out, Siobhan! Gorgeous build and powerful release. Thank you for letting us hear you heart like that, damn!

Let it out, Siobhan! Gorgeous build and powerful release. Thank you for letting us hear you heart like that, damn!

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

15 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

That perspective plus that voice equals one of the most enriching new Australian music combos of 2020.

That perspective plus that voice equals one of the most enriching new Australian music combos of 2020.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

15 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

it's impossible not to be completely enamoured by your songwriting and voice, Siobhan! your lyrics always aim straight for the heart and you hit with precision every single time.

it's impossible not to be completely enamoured by your songwriting and voice, Siobhan! your lyrics always aim straight for the heart and you hit with precision every single time.