Since the release of their debut album “Temporary Balms”, Rockhampton sister-act Innocent Eve have been celebrating success. Not only has local media shown a lot of love for the siblings who grew up on a cattle & grain property near Wowan, in Central Queensland but the album’s 2nd single, ‘Into The Light’ has been playing on radio stations right across Australia. The associated video clip has had more than 8000 views in just over six weeks and this week the single has entered the All Australian Top 20 across the KIX Radio Network. The video clip has also been added to the Country Music Channel’s request library & you can check it out here: http://on.fb.me/1Hi7bv5
The last few months have seen Rachel & Rebecca Olsson perform at The Tamworth Country Music Festival, Anzac Day commemorations in their hometown and they had reached the live auditions of The Voice Of Urban, at the now-cancelled 2015 Urban Country festival. This week they will play 13 shows across Beef Week, one of the world’s great cattle events that is held just once every three years in Rockhampton. During the week they’ve caught up with KIX Country, Radio 4RO and ABC Queensland’s Country Hour – they’ll be on tomorrow (Friday) at 12.45pm.
“Temporary Balms” was recorded last year at tommirock Studios in Newcastle, NSW by the ARIA-charting producer Joel Black. The album’s title is about the vices or ‘temporary’ fixes we apply to certain situations even though we know they’re not best for us nor permanent solutions, like drinking away the pain.
The debut offering features 13 lucky tracks with the first ten written by the duo’s collective pen and the three remaining tracks being re-workings of some much-loved songs. Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, Tracy Chapman’s ‘Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution’ and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic ‘Proud Mary’ all receiving the Innocent Eve treatment after being in the live set-list for years. The album also showcases Rachel and Rebecca’s instrumental talents on piano and acoustic guitar respectively.
By day, the girls devote their time to supply teaching and have been singing together for as long as they can remember including performing in a number of bands for the past 10 years. Singing and performing is in the Olsson family blood – both their parents and their siblings, another four round out the clan, sing and play various instruments. The Olssons have been entertaining the local district for generations and the girls look forward to the next big family jam session.
“Temporary Balms” is out now
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