Sounds | Little Quirks, The Rain
Lekker in het oor liggende indiefolk(pop) voor wanneer het eens lekker eenvoudig mag zijn. Ik heb altijd een zwak gehad voor bands als The Corrs, Wilson Phillips, meer recent First Aid Kit, e.a. die teerden op leuke melodieën, prachtige vocal harmonies en dat liefst gekoppeld aan enige authenticiteit qua songwriting en/of instrumenten.
...a band of siblings and cousins from Central Coast NSW in Australia. Little Quirks have been making high energy folk pop tunes since 2015. Little Quirks is the family that accidentally became a band. Sisters Mia and Abbey grew up not far from their cousin Jaymi on the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia. At family gatherings they were all about making music for fun, playing whatever instruments were lying around following the demise of their parents’ touring rock band in the late 90’s. The Beatles and Queen would feature heavily. The three teenagers gradually formed a tight musical bond and began performing as Little Quirks.
The youngest in the group Mia (drums) is just 18 years of age and often gets stopped by security entering venues to perform, but what they’ve lacked in fake IDs, Little Quirks make up for in hooks, harmonies and explosive live energy. The band’s boisterous approach to the Folk Rock / Pop genre unashamedly pushes catchy melodies and big rhythms to the fore. While their layered vocals draw inspiration from the sibling charms of First Aid Kit and The Staves, the trio’s direct and often epic songs land them in a space of their very own. Recently that sound captured the attention of esteemed NY indie label Glassnote Records who promptly signed them to a roster that includes some of Little Quirks’ own major influences in Mumford & Sons and AURORA.
With a DIY mindset that would rival any act – the band make all their own recordings, videos, stage costumes, artwork and merch – Little Quirks are a breath of fresh, unbridled and joyful air that is determined to keep the music fun. Just try and stop them.
Vocals, Guitar / Abbey Toole Vocals, Mandolin / Jaymi Toole Drums / Mia Toole Bass / Alex Toole Lead Guitar / Jordan Rouse