Jan 17, 2017
One of Australia’s most promising talents, Vera Blue is pleased to announce her signing to Deep Well / Capitol Records in the U.S and Paradigm Agency in New York effective immediately. She will headline a US tour in March, which includes showcase performances at SXSW.
Vera Blue has also received a grant from the Australia Council of the Arts to help fund her debut North American shows and appearance at SXSW.
Australian recording artist Vera Blue found her feet first as a singer and then as an acoustic guitarist. She found her sound mixing the music she’s long loved with lush and sultry electronica as heard on her EP ‘Fingertips’. The lead track ‘Hold’ has reached over 14 million streams and peaked at #1 on the Spotify AU Viral Chart, Top 5 UK/US and Global Spotify Viral Charts. The ‘Fingertips’ EP peaked at #3 on the iTunes Album Chart, garnered 3 x Top 100 ARIA Chart Singles and has been streamed over 21 million times world-wide to date and received glowing reviews.
“From the first time I heard her sing I was convinced that we had to be involved. She is a rare talent that will electrify anyone that hears her music. We couldn’t be more excited to work alongside our friends at Universal Australia and welcome her to the Deep Well / Capitol Records family,” says Adam Anders, President/CEO from Deep Well.
“We’re very excited to have partnered with Universal Music Australia to make Vera Blue part of the Capitol Records family. Her voice effortlessly carries the melodies from song to song and really draws in the listener with her unique blend of electronic and folk elements. She has already solidified herself as a rising star in Australia and we can’t wait to continue to build upon her momentum here in the US,” says Mike Flynn, EVP A & R from Capitol Records.
Paradigm is one of the top music agencies in the world with clients including Aerosmith, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran – just to name a few. Matt Galle, Senior Agent from Paradigm says, “We are thrilled to have Vera Blue join the Paradigm family and are looking forward to her debut North America dates.”
Currently in the studio recording her much anticipated debut album to be released this year, 2017 is shaping up to be massive. She has just come off the Australian Summer Festival season after two sold out national tours last year. The hit single ‘Papercuts’, which she features on and performed at the 2016 ARIA Awards with Illy, is now certified 3x Platinum peaking at #2 on the charts.
Mar 5, 2015
The past six months have seen young protegee Owl Eyes travel around the world, increasing the reach of her unique, effortless sounds.
Currently on a global tour with Flight Facilities, she hasn’t seen her hometown of Melbourne in weeks. But as someone dedicated to her craft, it’s a small price to pay.
Providing other-worldly vocals on their tracks in front of thousands, the tour has taken Owl Eyes to LA’s Fonda Theatre, Los Vegas Brooklyn Bowl, Chicago Concord Music Hall and the Washington 9:30 Club, among others.
Notably, she played to roaring crowds at 2015’s sold-out Laneway Festival, which hit Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Most recently, Owl Eyes joined the The Cat Empire at their Beat The Drum set, to cover Confide in Me by Kylie Minogue. It quickly became a clear favourite on triple j, reaching an astounding 40,000 plays on youtube, and counting.
Having spent three weeks in LA late last year, writing and recording her next album, we’ve only yet seen a glimpse of what Owl Eyes has to offer.