Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Mazzy Star, Sarah Blasko, Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, She and Him, Lana Del Ray, Fleetwood Mac, neil young


band members

Emily Lubitz - Voice and Guitar Jesse Lubitz - Guitar and Voice Alex Burkoy - Violin, Mandolin and Guitar Harry Angus - Keys, trumpet Daniel Farrugia - Drums


Influences

Fleetwood Mac, Janis Ian, Carole King, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone


Website

www.tinpanorange.com

Bio

Tinpan Orange are one of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s heavily stylised folk music combines the highest levels of song-craft with an aching, sweeping romanticism. 

With their last critically acclaimed album, Over The Sun released in 2012, the band experienced a very busy few years. The band toured with Martha Wainwright, The Cat Empire and The Waifs, played a huge Canadian summer festival season, won Triple J Unearthed 2013 and Emily's voice was heard by 120 million people for having sung the train safety viral sensation 'Dumb Ways To Die'. When family matters came to the forefront with both Emily and Jesse having babies, Tinpan Orange took a much needed two-year hiatus.

In 2015 Tinpan Orange returned to the studio to record their fifth record, Love Is A Dog. Inspired, as always, by love, this collection of eleven songs is an exercise in musical portraiture: a rarified, naturalistic world, in which the few essential elements have been arranged to perfection. The deep, throbbing tremolo guitar, the shimmering strings, and the fine threads of Emily Lubitz’s gossamer voice, are the defining components of this album that isn't reliant on tricks of production but rather the raw, live performances that each band member brings.

Uncompromising in vision and astonishingly beautiful in execution, Love Is A Dog represents the culmination of a decade’s work. Recorded live, the chemistry between siblings Emily and Jesse is undeniable – the effortless mastery of blend that is only born from a lifetime’s singing and playing together. Alex Burkoy, full of gravitas on the violin, gives his greatest performance yet – the stark playing imbued with a sense of profound humanity.

Love is a Dog is being released on April 8 2016.

Unearthed in 2012

Laneway Festival

18 Dec 2011

Winner

Tinpan Orange

Tinpan Orange

Congratulations to our 2012 Laneway winners!

Congrats to SURES from Sydney; TINPAN ORANGE from Melbourne; GOLD BLOOM from Adelaide; GOODNIGHT TIGER from Perth; and CUB SCOUTS from Brisbane!

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Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

26 Sep 2011

Triple J
40

Nice production from Steve Schram; adds a great dreaminess to the sound of the band. Emily's vocals are perfect on this too capturing a great mood without being mournful.

Nice production from Steve Schram; adds a great dreaminess to the sound of the band. Emily's vocals are perfect on this too capturing a great mood without being mournful.

Review

Reviewed by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

28 Sep 2011

Triple J
40

mesmerising. i fell in love with it immediately.

mesmerising. i fell in love with it immediately.

Review

Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

12 Oct 2011

Triple J
50

These guys have shown a lot of promise for a while. It's great to hear them step up and really nail it on this song. Beautiful melodies and production with a dark edge to give a little mystery and intrigue. Great stuff.

These guys have shown a lot of promise for a while. It's great to hear them step up and really nail it on this song. Beautiful melodies and production with a dark edge to give a little mystery and intrigue. Great stuff.