This Australian duo, built around a creative core of Tom Kristensen (guitar) and Madeleine King (vocals), formed in 1995 after both partners had experienced varying degrees of success in other bands. As Kristensen told the press, ‘We were sitting in our lounge playing songs together when a friend suggested we should get out and do them in public.’ Writing principally in a melodic country blues vein, the group signed to MDS Records. In addition to Kristensen and King, the group features three other members, with each participant playing at least three different instruments. This has helped lend Kristensen’s songs a crisp, eclectic sound quite unlike anything in their genre. Their self-titled debut album, produced by You Am I guitarist Tim Rogers, was voted album of the year by many Australian roots music critics.
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