Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Laura Wiebe Jackson Wiebe


Influences

Bon Iver, Aurora, Billie Eilish, The Middle East


Unearthed artists we like

flowerkid, Sidney Rose, Emmagen Rain, Pluto Jacks


Bio

Wiska is releasing their third single ‘Broken’ on the 26th of October 2020 (to be released on all platforms November 2nd).

Wiska (Laura Wiebe) collaborated with her brother and producer Jackson Wiebe to transform her poetry into an alternative-pop sound on her debut single ‘Tryst’. Working from across the Pacific Ocean, Jackson pieced together the music for their follow-up single ‘To Rest’ in his bedroom in Sydney before sending it to Laura in Concepción, Chile where she recorded the vocals.

Continuing with their long-distance collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wiska expanded their stylistic influences for 'Broken' which draws inspiration from electronic artists such as Flume, Charli XCX and Grimes. The result is a dense electronic tune that balances a tender vocal performance with hard hitting choruses.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Laura began writing poetry at the age of 10 and has since performed her spoken word poems at local Sydney venues such as Blue Fig Bar and Lazybones Lounge. In late 2019, her brother Jackson began to write music for one of her poems, which would become their debut single ‘Tryst’. They have continued to collaborate creatively, seeking to audiate the words of her lyrics into emotionally compatible music.

The contrast of gentle guitars, distorted synthesisers and dense harmonies take inspiration from musicians such as Bon Iver and Aurora as Wiska strives towards a diverse, alternative-pop sound.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

some really cool fwd thinking moments in production as this one consumes the listener.

some really cool fwd thinking moments in production as this one consumes the listener.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

28 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

Cool how this one glitches and frays 'round the edges. It's an intriguing journey from Wiska.

Cool how this one glitches and frays 'round the edges. It's an intriguing journey from Wiska.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

23 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

The simplicity and space between the piano lines and your voice. Magic. I needed this.

The simplicity and space between the piano lines and your voice. Magic. I needed this.