A relatively new discovery is Goodnight Owl from Melbourne. These two childhood friends Eddie Alexander and Joe Walker have found a perfect combination; Eddie’s lyrics and music is complimented by the addition of Joe’s electronic work, making them more than a bedroom band.
I recently got a copy of their debut EP and it was definitely worth the $12. Goodnight Owl create a mix of electro/folk/pop music, with one of the standouts of the EP being ‘Maps & Compasses’ (which can be downloaded for free from triple j unearthed) and one of my favourites would have to be ‘Stale Bread’ With a producer like Nick Huggins (producer of Whitley’s ‘The Submarine’ and Seagull’s ’Goodbye Weather’ ) Goodnight Owl are off to a good start.
Goodnight Owl’s EP is available on Itunes or through paypal on their myspace.