Angus & Julia Stone return with Snow, the first taste of music to be unveiled from their forthcoming new album.
The first notes of Snow are instantly transporting. The guitar is a scratchy, wooden memory laid over a moment of silence. The gently driving organ beat emerges and takes you with it, beginning the next enchanting journey with the brother-sister duo.
“Snow is both of us. We sat down and wrote it together,” Angus says.
Snow emerged from the overall album recording process, and as Julia says, “It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us. There’s always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.”
Plot-wise, Snow is the first moment of a new chapter for the duo, previous releases accounting for over half a million album sales in Australia alone. The Sydney-born siblings produced and largely engineered it themselves, in Angus’s cottage studio, Belafonté, in the Byron Bay hinterland.
Since the duo began performing together in 2006, their story has unfolded with an almost magical magnetism that has galvanised the world. Their albums have amassed multi-platinum sales and numerous ARIA and APRA awards at home, and won a fanbase of millions over spiralling tours of the UK, Europe and North America. The band have each month over 5 million listeners who tune in, to stream their music from all over the world.
Their quietly hypnotic songs have infiltrated film and TV from the recent Woody Harrelson film ‘The Edge of 17’ to TV shows like ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Suits’ & ‘Revenge’. They have cast their spell over the world’s key festivals: Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Rochweichter, Hurricane, Austin City Limits, Electric Picnic, Splendour In The Grass.
Angus & Julia have just announced some of their biggest shows to date in Europe and the UK. All dates HERE. Look out for Australian tour information soon.
“Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians. They are authentic and pure people who do things from the heart. I’ve never worked with anyone like them before.” – Rick Rubin
“One of Australia’s most successful artists” – triple j
“Angus & Julia Stone, the sibling darlings of the indie folk scene” – The Australian
“…what if Neil Young and Stevie Nicks were in the same band?” – Herald Sun
“You know when a band you’ve dismissed utterly blindsides you? Cue a belated crush on this brother-sister duo” – The Guardian
“It goes without saying that if the renowned, elusive music producer and Def Jam Records co-founder Rick Rubin gets excited about someone, they’re probably destined for great things.” – The New York Times
Angus & Julia Stone Snow
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