The Melbourne duo, comprising sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, will be in Leeds on 29 April as part of their UK tour. Their latest album, Wonderful Oblivion, showcases chiming harmonies and a timeless baroque folk sound, along with stringed instrumentation to stir the heart.
Having a history of busking and singing on festival stages around Australia, their haunting tunes are all about love, grief and whispering trees. Influences include Sufjan Stevens Gillian Welch, artist Agnes Obel and First Aid Kit, journeying from melancholy to wonder.
In their home nation, the sisters are very popular with Press and public alike, and earned a nomination for the coveted 2021 Australian Music Prize. In recent times they have also been awarded the 2021 Music Victoria’s Best Folk Act and Youth Artist of the Year at the 2021 Australian Folk Music Awards.
Charm of Finches has also announced their first-ever UK shows for April and May 2022. The band will be heading to the following destinations later this year:
CHARM OF FINCHES UK TOUR 2022
23/4/2022 – HOLYWELL MUSIC ROOMS, OXFORD
24/4/2022 – THE HIVE, SHREWSBURY
26/4/2022 – WARDROBE THEATRE, BRISTOL
27/4/2022 – THE GREYSTONES, SHEFFIELD
28/4/2022 – GLAD CAFÉ, GLASGOW
29/4/2022 – HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB, LEEDS
30/4/2022 – MET, BURY
03/5/2022 – MUSICIANS, LEICESTER
04/5/2022 – KITCHEN GARDEN, BIRMINGHAM KINGS HEATH
05/5/2022 – STABLES 2, MILTON KEYNES
06/5/2022 – GREEN NOTE, LONDON
07/5/2022 – POUND ARTS, CORSHAM
08/5/2022 – WHITSTABLE SESSIONS, WHITSTABLE
02/07/2022 – MAVERICK FESTIVAL, UK
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Photography: Laura May Grogan
CHARM OF FINCHES – ‘WONDERFUL OBLIVION’ – RELEASED IN THE UK ON 6 MAY, VIA ANTI-FRAGILE MUSIC