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EP review: The River by The Holy Smoke

HolySmoke_EP_Insta_600x600px.jpgEarlier this year Perth trio The Holy Smoke released the single ‘Lay Your Head Down’, which was an example of just how much beauty can be created when three talented and accomplished individuals decide to make music together, as they been doing since meeting at a creative retreat in 2016. They have extensive musical experience: Rose Parker has toured extensively throughout Australia, USA and Canada as one half of the Velvet Janes, supporting artists including Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco, Luka Bloom and The Black Sorrows; Delilah Rose is a 2018 WAM Award nominee, 2019 ISC Songwriting Comp nominee and 2019 WA Country Music Award winner, and Karlee Rae is a top graduate from WAAPA, is in her 20th year of vocal and piano coaching, has toured internationally and recorded multiple albums and EPs.

Happily, that single was just the entree to their sound: they have now released the five-song EP The River. Water is the common theme for all of the songs, although each song is quite different. There is a range of moods on the EP, but overall the trio’s gospel, country folk and soul sound is sublime. This is the sort of music that you can listen to when you need a motivating start to the day, or you want to reminded that there is beauty in the world – or you simply want to be transported, because it’s easy to lose yourself inside these harmonies and wish you could stay there for a while.

The River is available now:

Apple Music | iTunes | Spotify

www.facebook.com/theholysmoketrio

Single release: ‘Cross That River’ by The Holy Smoke

Cross that riverPerth trio The Holy Smoke is made up of highly accomplished individuals: Rose Parker has toured extensively throughout Australia, USA and Canada as one half of the Velvet Janes, supporting artists including Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco, Luka Bloom and The Black Sorrows; Delilah Rose is a 2018 WAM Award nominee, 2019 ISC Songwriting Comp nominee and 2019 WA Country Music Award winner, and Karlee Rae is a top graduate from WAAPA, is in her 20th year of vocal and piano coaching, has toured internationally and recorded multiple albums and EPs.

Together, these artists create beautiful harmonies – as contained in their latest single, ‘Cross That River’. The song is, says Delilah Rose, ‘about putting down our screens and tuning into the people and nature around you. Let’s relish in this moment because
all we ever truly have is right now.’ It is a toe-tapping, uplifting song to carry you into the weekend – and if you’re in Perth and would like to experience the joys of The Holy Smoke in person, you can do that on 18 May at Golden Days at Freo Social.

Listen to ‘Cross That River’ on:

Apple Music | iTunes

www.facebook.com/theholysmoketrio