Charm of Finches
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Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches, aka Mabel and Ivy, have been swooning audiences with their angelic harmonies at folk festivals nationally since they were 14 and 11. These 2017 National Folk Festival Young Musican's Award winners released their debut album "Staring at the Starry Ceiling", named one of the best releases of 2016 by Radio National's Paul Gough.
This July the duo are releasing their new single, "The Bridge" and will be playing a special launch show at The Skylark Room on Saturday 25th August as part of their launch tour.
The song "The Bridge" was inspired by an experience the two had while on tour last Christmas, heading up to play the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland.
"Our song was written last Christmas on our way up to play at Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. We were walking across a bridge when we came upon a group of young people, probably not much older than us, who were obviously grieving. There were flowers and beer cans hanging from the bridge, and we found out their friend had jumped off the bridge during a party and didn't make it. This stayed with us all day. As a young person, how do you deal with losing someone who was so young and had their whole life ahead of them? We had also been through this experience and it's very intense and complex. That evening we wrote a song as a kind of ode to our experience that day - it's called "The Bridge"."
Recorded in Point Lonsdale, Victoria, with long time collaborator and producer Nick Huggins (Two Bright Lakes) the song has a chamber folk feel of piano, glockenspiel, cello, violin, guitar and uke (all played by Mabel and Ivy) it is awash with the duo's signature sibling vocal harmonies.
Look out for the music video mid August, shot by Adalita (Magic Dirt) and featuring 7 teenagers on location in the Salt Lake country near Colac and the Otways forest.