Having forged her sound in Victoria’s High Country, Mel Taylor possesses a compelling voice and lyrical knack for storytelling that is authentic and inherently Australian. Recently shortlisted for the ‘2021 Youth Folk Artist of the Year’ at the Australian Folk Music Awards, Taylor’s latest single, ‘Remember Who You Are’, showcases her heartbreakingly rich vocals and ‘beyond her years’ songwriting prowess, laden with dark country undertones. Mel Taylor is one lady you want to keep your eye on, with her debut album currently in the works proudly supported by APRA.
Naarm based singer-songwriter Possum offers her contribution to the Australian folk canon with lyrical storytelling and earnest vocals. Definitely best listened to with a pint.
Possum is the solo project of Kizzy Davies, based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Skilfully shifting between cheeky and poignant, Possum's intricate and evocative songwriting is consistently full of love for the stories it tells. Combined with traditional Australian folk song covers, her music captures a snapshot of Australia that threads cultural narratives through time and place; from the historical to a surreal present.