Offering a wintery and mellow brand of storytelling, indie newcomer Ronan Nicholson makes his live debut at The Post Office Hotel, alongside Melbourne folktronica staple GUTHRIE. Joined by his band (Trudie Potter and Ollie Iacono), Ronan’s writing often occupies the (in his opinion) frequently neglected middle ground between scepticism and romantic credulity. Drawing musical comparison to the likes of Hozier and Leif Vollebekk, earthiness and fluidity resonate through a keen lyrical eye and melancholic sonic texture.
GUTHRIE is the folktronica, alt-rock flavoured project of Tess Guthrie based in Melbourne. GUTHRIE spent 2019 touring the East Coast of Australia bewitching audiences with her mesmerizing vocals after releasing Triple j Unearthed favourites ‘WUTO’ and ‘Fairy Lights’. Like all musicians in 2020. Inspired by an escapist trip to New Zealand during the pre-COVID times, GUTHRIE’s first offering under her new moniker explores themes of reality Vs fantasy, acting on impulse and further challenges assumptions about genre with intricate folktronica production from Sophie Payten (Gordi). Queenstown premiered in Pilerats and featured on TOPs (Unearthed), Roots & All, and Home & Hosed on Triple J.