Naomi Keyte with specials guests Wake in Fright
Ahead of the release of her second LP, hear Naomi and her perform a set of new, original songs.
Naomi Keyte uses the vehicle of contemporary folk music to explore multiple ways of connecting.; connection to self, connection with others, and connection to personal and collective narratives; connection with audiences, rooms and places.
With Keyte's intimate and detail-rich lyrics, sensitive yet powerful voice, and her band's intuitive and painterly accompaniment, this collective humbly offers up a truly beautiful and moving set. Drawing inspiration from artists like Big Thief, Maple Glider, Feist, Gillian Welch and composers like Nils Frahm and Bill Frisell, Naomi Keyte brings to life songs in a nuanced and singular way. There isn't anyone who sounds quite like this.
Wake In Fright is a Tarntanya-based art folk band. Their songs incorporate influence from folk and pop to merge past and present sensibilities. Sam Wilson, the band’s songwriter, singer, and guitarist, has committed himself to the practice of songwriting and says this of the group:
“Every musician I play with I have the deepest faith and love for, so if I’ve done my job right and the song is as good, or as evocative as it can be then I know they’ll know what do with it.”. In furthering this idea, Sam opts for emotional directives over technicality when it comes to arrangement, saying, “I’d rather ask for something to sound more anxious or forlorn than to talk about specific notes.”.
Wake In Fright is always searching. When I see them I ask them “Have you found it yet?” and they say “Yes”, but I know they’re still searching. Their new album It Can Happen Here is available everywhere now.