favourite genres
  • Indie
  • Pop

 

Originally from the rural farming town of Cleve, South Australia, Nuala Honan was awarded the South Australian Music Industry Award for Most Outstanding Female Vocalist before moving to England (aged just 19) to be closer to her family's Irish musical heritage and an adventurous music scene. Settling in Bristol, she became a fixture in the city’s music community as both a performer and promoter, as well as programming stages at festivals including Larmer Tree, and co-founding an initiative to advocate for and represent women in the music industry. In short, a DIY dynamo. Driven by post-punk rawness, yet still letting fly with moments of audacious, operatic singing over the tumultuous drums, on ‘Doubt & Reckoning’ Honan wields her Telecaster and leads a killer band in a pop-drama, exploring the strength in vulnerability and human connection. It’s a theme that she has placed front and centre in her life in recent years, and one which takes on a more universal poignancy in these times of isolation and unrest: the power of compassion and connection with the world around us, of choosing vulnerability over fear, and of embracing community.