Angus and Julia Stone
The last 3 years have been a whirlwind for brother and sister duo, Angus & Julia Stone. Their debut album ‘A Book Like This’ released in 2007 glided easily into the hearts of Australians where it debuted top 10 on the national ARIA album chart and maintained a spot in the top 100 for over a year. In 2008 it earned the brother and sister duo 6 ARIA award nominations and was certified platinum, selling in excess of 80,000 copies.
The international release and critical acclaim of “A Book like this” through Europe, UK, USA and Japan resulted in the band spending the past two years touring the world in support of it from the cold Scottish Highlands to the warm desert towns of the USA. As well as having songs featured on TV ads from Korea to Scandinavia and appearing on Festivals throughout the world including SXSW in Texas, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Latitude in London. “Down The Way” marks their debut as producers, taking full control of their sound without losing the spirit of what made the first record so special. There has been a subtle shift of gear, represented by a growing confidence in their abilities as artists and the music follows suit as it flows easily through sparse and rich textured arrangements without losing any of its etherealness and charm.
Once again the brother and sister duo share the song writing duties on “Down The Way”, their individual styles compliment each other and juxtapose beautifully as they express their alternate views of lost love and yearning. “Down The Way” is thirteen lovingly crafted songs reflecting a myriad of emotions and another graceful step on a remarkable musical journey for Angus & Julia Stone.