Aug 4, 2014
Celestial Australian folk artist Celia Pavey is debuting her pure and otherworldly vocal ability on the long-awaited EP Bodies. Heading on an East Coast tour in support of the EP, out August 29, audiences can expect an intimate performance reflecting Celia’s earliest experiences singing in the church hall of her small hometown, Forbes NSW.
This studio introduction to Celia’s honest and adventurous folk songwriting sweeps through that flat, ghostly landscape and into sonically lush territory. Featuring writing collaborations with Tim Hart of Boy & Bear (‘Shadow’) and Bluejuice’s Jake Stone (‘Bodies’), the songs build and swell with instruments. Through them, Celia sings of young loss and desire with a voice that has already captured international attention.
Produced by Eric J. Dubowsky (Chet Faker, Flume), the Bodies EP is an intrepid first statement from a songwriter whose abilities belie her 20 years of age. In the title song and the EP’s first single, ‘Red’, piano and percussion eddy and swirl around a subtle yet undeniable hook. Celia wrote the song in the week leading up to recording the EP.
“It was a really quick decision to include ‘Red’ on the EP, but Eric really liked it and I suppose it’s a very honest song,” Celia explains. “I’m a very honest person so I like to write about real things that are happening in my life rather than make up stories. I write a lot about the people in my life. Most of my songs are about love or the habits people share.”
The EP is rounded out by a cover of the Bat For Lashes song ‘Laura’, which Celia makes her own with a gentle touch and Dubowsky’s rich production. The Bodies EP, too, is a missive to the world that Celia Pavey is so much more.
BODIES EP TOUR
With special guests.
Tickets on sale now.
Wednesday 27 August Lizotte’s Central Coast, Kincumber NSW
Thursday 28 August Lizotte’s Dee Why, Sydney NSW
Saturday 30 August Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba NSW
Wednesday 3 September Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Thursday 4 September The Vanguard, Newtown NSW
Saturday 6 September Lizotte’s Newcastle, Lambton NSW
Sunday 7 September Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Thursday 11 September The Toff, Melbourne VIC
Friday 12 September Spirit Bar, Traralgon VIC
Saturday 13 September Korova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Sunday 14 September Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC