“Your Girl Pho has her own thing going on and it’s a damn good thing if you ask me” – Declan Byrne, triple j
“Welcome Your Girl Pho as she joins the upper echelon of Western Australian talent, and commences her journey to becoming a fully-fledged national name” – Pilerats
“An extremely impressive cross-genre offering that will leave you gobsmacked” – Acid Stag
“Your Girl Pho’s impressive vocal skills and captivating energy make for an entertaining track and should lead to unforgettable live performances” – EARMILK
Perth based artist Your Girl Pho releases ‘Surrender’ – her first single since signing with Melbourne tastemaker label Daily Nightly. Its accompanying music video has also been released today.
Switching it up from her signature electro-pop energy, ‘Surrender’ shows a softer side of Your Girl Pho, stripping her sound down to a lo-fi, neo-soul setting with an infusion of 90s hip-hop.
“This is an ode for the people who let love go and who won’t surrender to another. I’m singing to a person who has had their walls up, and holds a strong front – having a past of not letting anyone in,” says Phoebe on the track.
However laxed the vibes on Surrender, Pho’s signature sass and contemporary approach to lyricism isn’t wasted. Beginning a verse with ‘so….um’, a common phrase she uses in her songwriting that snaps her back to reality and lets the listener know she’s about to speak her truth.
Your Girl Pho has a ‘je ne sais quoi’ and a contagious vibrancy that is exactly what we all need in 2020.
Your Girl Pho is the vivacious on stage persona of Perth based vocalist/producer Phoebe Gunson. In a short time she racked up a slew of coveted support slots with the likes of Post Malone, The Avalanches, E^ST, Kllo, Alice Ivy & spots on acclaimed festivals Groovin’ The Moo, Falls Festival, Laneway, Listen Out, FOMO, Festival Vaiven (Mexico), Music Matters (Singapore), & in 2019 performed her first North American shows when she appeared on the prestigious Canadian Music Week lineup.
Pho is known for her big vocal range, high energy and live looping during shows. A dynamic young artist that bounces with ease across genres, ranging from somber, nostalgic R&B to bright, colourful electro-pop that will have you dancing in your seat. The power, sass and closeness of Pho’s voice is bigger than the limitations of genre, and in 2019 Acid Stag acknowledged her ability to experiment with her sound, referring to her single ‘Don’t Wanna’ as an “extremely impressive cross-genre offering that will leave you gobsmacked.” The crown jewel in her fizzing, elasticated blend of genres, Pho’s “soulful vocals” (NYLON) have enjoyed airplay with triple j, Beats 1, FBi Radio, RTRFM, 4ZZZ and more – via her own work as well as collaborations with electronic producers Palais, Tayrell and Ukiyo.
Often backed by her 4-piece band, consisting of drums & two saxophones, Pho’s warm, dynamic vocals and playful attitude certainly command the room. Acknowledgement of her enthralling live show was received in 2019 when she won the West Australian Music award for ‘Best Live Electronic Act’. Following on from a huge year in 2019 which included acclaimed releases ‘Five-Thirty PM’ and ‘Don’t Wanna’, which sat at #1 in the AMRAP metro download charts Nationally, it’s no surprise she was snapped up by Untitled Group’s tastemaker label Daily Nightly in June of 2020. The tail end of this year sees Pho pen new music & perform shows in her home state of Western Australia.