Following several years on the Melbourne scene, the Australian band Husky is making inroads to the American folk/chamber-pop scene via their new release "Forever So" on Sub Pop records.
Husky's support in Australia grew after winning Triple J's "Unearthed" contest, which gave them national exposure on-air and in person by playing the Push Over Festival. No stranger to big crowds, Husky have opened for bands such as Laura Marling, Gotye, Noah and the Whale, and The Shins.
Their songs are captivating, ranging from acoustic, solitary folk-inspired tunes to soaring, complex harmonies. They spoke with Jade about making music as an extended family (literally), and the tribulations of starting a band named after the lead singers first name.
Members of the band, Husky Gawenda, Gideon Preiss, Evan Tweedie and Luke Collins all piled on stage at the 7th Street Entry August 12, supporting John Mark Nelson's CD release show.
Songs performed: "Animals and Freaks," "The Woods," and "History's Door."