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Tamworth-raised Charlie Collins releases her enchantingly emotive debut album, 'Snowpine'

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Describing the musical journey she’s been on since a child, Snowpine exposes who Charlie Collins is, who she has loved, what she’s been through, and what she struggles with. The artist adds:

“I hope you enjoy my life book, my story, and maybe understand me a little better.”

Collins, raised on a record collection of storytelling, was getting onto the stage of the local pub at 11-years-old. Every track on the vulnerable body of work is an authentic, unfiltered portrayal of real-life experiences.

The release of ‘Please Let Me Go’ in late May received an overwhelmingly encouraging response, setting her up well for the release of her debut record. The controlled balance within every track makes you forget the artist is only a year into her professional career.

The powerful third track of the LP, ‘Who’s Gonna Save You Now’, encompasses echoing guitars and contemplative lyrics which create an intimate connection between musician and listener.

‘Space between’, as raw as the emotions it evokes, utilises an elegantly downtempo acoustic melody for Collins’ vocals to float above. ‘Unwell’ is similar to ‘Space between’ in its sound and subject matter, though it still manages to find a beautiful contrast through acute instrumentation. Both songs reveal a gentler side to Collins’ ever-expanding discography of alt-country infused indie rock.

The energetic album, filled to the brim with strong vocals, catchy hooks, and harmonica melodies, is a captivating gem from start to finish.

Charlie Collins joined Gang of Youths on their record-breaking sold out Say Yes To Life tour in 2018, and was commended for her incredible performances. Additionally, she also performed at Gang Of Youth’s self-curated festival in Brisbane, A More Perfect Union, alongside Jack River, Luca Brasi, Thelma Plum, and Publique. Collins kicked off her 2019 with stunning sets at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival following the release of third single ‘Beautifully Blind’.

Moreover, Charlie Collins has recently announced she’ll be supporting Kasey Chambers on her massive Australian tour in September 2019. Make sure you listen to Snowpine below; it’s not one to miss.

Low Key Crush - Sing about unreciprocated love in their new track ‘Swimming Laps’


Melbourne indie-pop band Low Key Crush sing about unreciprocated love in their new, softly percussed and harmony-rich track, Swimming Laps’.

The light tune expresses the desire for love that doesn’t exist or has not yet taken off. It serves as a reminder to the listener that - even though one may want to experience requited love - it’s important to appreciate the unrequited kind too.

Low Key Crush utilise consistent acoustic melodies and chilled lyrical references to create the perfect mixture of sincerity and reclusive acceptance in the song.

‘Swimming Laps’ was initially written by singer/guitarist Tim Haines, and was brought to life with the help of his close musical pal, bassist and vocalist Ella Francis of Mac’s Peake, and his new friend, drummer Taycian Lord.

Together, their shared love of guitar-based pop music has grown into a completely unique sound. Their influences include 90’s idols The Cranberries, Lemon Heads and Max Martin, with nods to modern torchbearers Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail and Hatchie.