In April, a disillusioned hillbilly met a confused, young puppeteer amidst the chaotic goings-on of a mutual friends’ house-gathering…
That’s how they tell the story of Kate and Max, two young folksters from Brisbane who are about to take the east coast by storm. She sounds a little like Julia Stone he a little like a puppeteer from Queensland who picked up the 12 string at an early age and never looked back.
The music is perfect for lazy Sundays sitting under the dappled light of a fading sun. It’s the feeling of calm that sitting in a park and listening to the leaves whisper to one another can bring. It’s cute but it’s clever. Don’t let the cheery melodies fool you or let you think these two are are a couple of fly by night folksters.
The two have been keeping good company touring alongside a Shugo Tokumaru who is one of life’s best kept secrets! They’ve shared stages with the likes of the John Steel Singers and The Shout Out Louds. The new EP features 6 smooth tunes as well as guest appearances from Jimi Connor (Moonfleet), Campbell Smith (Millions) and Steve Kempnich (Goldentones, Swim). What’s more, it was mastered in the US by Nick Peterson who’s put the final touches on some of the greatest work from Bon Iver. Yes sir, when Kate and Max come to your town be sure to visit. A very special beauty awaits.
I’ll be talking to Max on this Saturday (27th August) to share in the stories and find out how the tour is shaping up. In the meantime get yourself over to their site to find out when they’ll be close to you. Go now, go quick!