by Thomas Bedward October 31, 2021
Melbourne sister duo, Charm of Finches, sing haunted folk tunes about love, grief and whispering trees with their signature tight sibling harmonies and chamber-folk sound. Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes emerge from an eclectic musical childhood of Celtic strings and busking old-time tunes. The new third studio album from acclaimed Australian sister indie-folk duo Charm of Finches entitled ‘Wonderful Oblivion’.
Their debut album ‘Staring at the Starry Ceiling’, produced by Nick Huggins of Little Lake Records and featuring the duo's signature angelic vocal harmonies and captivating chamber folk sound, was praised for its candour and originality and named one of the best releases of 2016 by ABC Radio National. Their sophomore album 'Your Company' in November 2019 on their independent label Conversations With Trees, they toured Australia widely. This album was Melbourne's PBS Radio Album of the Week and winner of the 'Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album' in the Independent Music Awards (IMA).
‘Wonderful Oblivion’ follows the release of their latest single ‘Heavy’ through New York-based label AntiFragile Music. It comes after their 2019 sophomore album Your Company, which won the 2020 Independent Music Awards' ‘Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album’ and was nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria ‘Best Folk Album’ Award and 2020 Australian Music Prize.
Highly recognized for their "haunted folk tunes about love, grief and whispering trees with their signature tight sibling harmonies and chamber-folk sound," the duo have been added to popular Spotify playlists including Fresh Folk, Lush + Ethereal and Infinite Acoustic.
The duo has won many awards nationally and internationally and their music has featured on Australian TV. Their influences include Sufjan Stevens, Gillian Welch, Danish songstress Agnes Obel and First Aid Kit as well as the incredible homegrown talent in their local Victorian folk scene.
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