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Clare Whitcombe grew up looking over Auclkand's most consistent wave spot 'Piha' in the Waitakere Rangers in the North Island of New Zealand. Where there is a peaceful connection to nature with many creative artists, musicians and surfers finding sanctuary in the bush covered hills. Clare's 'smooth as yoghurt' jazz has a sweet influence of the wild west coast of NZ.
I stumbled upon this album whilst 'working' and found it to be the perfect companion to a slight hangover. Tracks such as Drousy Waters from the Crystal Ball EP seem to alleviate the slight twinge of pain that occasionally creeps its way forward from the Cerebellum to the Temporal Lobe.
Getting To Know Fiona Franklin
Fiona ‘Frankie’ Franklin is the songbird of the catchy folk-pop band Frankie And The Moon. Creating a life she loves with a focus on writing her own songs, playing drums and guitar, and being immersed in all things surf. Based in Queensland’s Gold Coast Fiona’s been salty for most of her childhood as well as banging it out behind the drums at a tender age of 5 years. When talking about her lifestyle it becomes apparent that music and surfing have been twisted passions throughout her journey.
Some Were Meant For Sea
Whether there’s a lonely neighbor listening against a wall or a comforting grey cat lounging in a hallway at night, Hollie Fullbrook’s songs tell detailed little stories that can seem mundane and fleeting at first. That’s due to a very understated delivery: her sweetly husky whisper drifts over every word without any pangs of drama. Fullbrook recalls Joanna Newsom’s girlish drawl at times, while on ‘You’ve Got the Kind of Nerve I Like’ she nears the singsong lift of Sally Seltmann. But for all their conversational quietude, her character studies improve with repeated listens.