Matt Malone is a singer/songwriter formed in the blues, country, folk and gospel tradition of the deepest south. His commanding baritone and masterfully crafted songs are often compared to the dark princes of musical history – Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Mark Lanegan and Nick Cave.
Malone has earned a cult following through his fire and brimstone performances, where he invokes a powerful vision of redemption, love and hope, whose work has received considerable critical acclaim.
‘★★★★, Cracked, haunted, fantastic.’
– The Sydney Morning Herald
“Matt Malone deals in dark, heavy and sombre music… his voice a gothic, stentorian and preacher-like baritone. There are obvious touchstones like Nick Cave, Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Johnny Cash who he absorbs into his death blues soundtrack of rattling strings, ghostly sounds and strummed wasteland ballads.”
– The Music
‘Whatever juju, alchemy or disturbed darkness that made Jim Morrison put on a pair of leather trousers & shock the world out of its apathy… Matt has got it!’
– Kim Salmon (The Scientists, Beasts Of Bourbon)
Penny Ikinger is an antipodean rock maestro who defies easy comparison and definition. With her iconic guitar, the Pennycaster, she is a fuzz queen, sonic chanteuse and primal mistress of dark folk rock who wows her audiences in Australia and beyond.
“All woman and all business – the Australian singer-guitarist – a graduate of the Radio Birdman school of axe warfare – unveils a fetching line of balladry here: black-hearted folk songs draped in fuzz, topped with a dark baby-doll whisper … imagine Nico channeling Sandy Denny in front of Blue Oyster Cult – and you’re close.”
– DAVID FRICKE, Senior Editor, Rolling Stone (USA)
“…. with Ikinger’s aggressive white-noise cacophonies of guitar counter-pointed by the compelling coo of her voice, each song comes on like a siren’s call from the depths…”
– SOPHIE BEST, The Age (Australia)
“Incredibly cool femme fatale laid-back noise rock by Australian guitar beauty… Ikinger’s voice and amazing guitar work makes this one helluva solid piece of female rock …”
– LOWCUT MAGAZINE (Denmark)