Achingly gorgeous and hauntingly evocative are apt descriptors when it comes to new Gold Cost alt-folk two piece, Heron Blue.
Formerly going by the name ‘Black Kite’, the core duo, consisting of Linda Angledal and Murray Webber, both on vocals and guitar, have just released two introductory songs under their new moniker; ‘Since I Found You’ and ‘Take This Pill’, which serve as a precursor to their debut EP, ‘Tick Tock’, which is due out later in the year.
Both tracks highlight Heron Blue’s masterful command of their haunting Americana and rustic folk influences, their moving and elegant acoustic balladry married to intimate lyricism and twin vocals both stark and ethereal. The tracks were further fleshed out by some talented guest performers; Scott French on drums, Michael James on double bass, Peter Hunt on trumpet, and Kieran Richardt on slide guitar. Check out the New Music column of this month’s Blank GC, where we shine the spotlight further on their new release.
To celebrate, Heron Blue will be hosting a very special launch show on 8 June, within the stately confines of the Burleigh Masonic Hall, situated at 6, First Avenue, Burleigh. It will be taking place from 3:00pm to 6:30pm and is a family friendly event, aiming for zero waste. Tasty raw food treats will be available from Hemp Delish, together with Chai, supplied by Belle from Elementress Botanicals.
In addition to Heron Blue, further musical delights will also abound on the day in the form of Kate Leopold (from fabulous local indie-folk act Leopold Treat) and Julie Hayes, who will be conducting a song-circle for guests of any age to jump in and participate.
Early bird tickets are available for a limited time at TryBooking under ‘Heron Blue Single Launch’, so be sure to get along on 8 June for what promises to be a magical and soul enriching performance.