That singer-songwriter Stu Larsen called his album Vagabond makes sense from the moment it opens. It contains tales of travels taken on a whim, with no final destination decided and no itinerary to follow. Stu left his native Queensland, Australia five years ago to play music round the world. His journey took him all over Australia, New Zealand, Japan, North America, Europe and the UK as he perfected his lyrical storytelling making friends, and fans, along the way – partly due to his great friend Passenger, for whom Stu has been the support act over the past three years. Stu Larsen’s new album will be released in late 2016.
Melbourne has a lot to answer for. For anyone admiring the city’s music scene from afar it would seem fair to wonder if there might be something in the water.
30/70 are the latest collective to emerge from this buzzing scene.
Lovingly referred to as a community rather than a band, 30/70 is, at its core, a quintet made up of Allysha Joy, Ziggy, Henry, Thomas & Jarrod that swells up to an 11 piece ensemble as and when the music calls for it.