Introducing Erthlings, the Sydney four piece who today share their debut single ‘Bridges’.

Erthlings are Issy (vocals, keys), Jessame (guitar), Taylor (bass) and Lissa (drums) – four girls that came  together  at  a  music  school  in  inner-city Sydney  at  age  8,  started  writing  songs  by  the  time  they  were  9  and  now,  aged 16,  are  ready  to  share  their  sound.

Their  bond  has  made  their  music  an  innately  collaborative  process. Issy  and Taylor  are  cousins;  Jess,  Taylor  and  Lissa  attended  primary  school  together. All  four  are  intimately  involved  in  every  track,  from  perfecting  each  guitar  riff through  to  the  lyrics  they  pen  together.

The most recent management and label signing to Future Classic, Erthlings’ indie-pop  songs  are  built  from  both  electronic  and  live  sounds.  Some  tracks  leave  open  space  for  Issy’s  icy  vocals  to  take centre  stage,  others  ramp  up  the  drums  and  bass  or  centre  on  woozy  guitar strums.  The  songs  are  also  informed  by  vocalist  Isabelle’s  synaesthesia — a rare  neurological  condition  that  allows  her  to  associate  colours  with  certain musical  notes.

Everything  Erthlings  write  draws  from  personal  experience,  vignettes  of  the things  they’ve  seen  and  those  they’ve  lived  through.  Some  tracks  are  full  of attitude,  strength,  empowerment  and  sass.  Others  delve  into  frustration, disappointment,  failed  friendships  and  bridges  burned — experiences  given voice  by  four  young  women  who  won’t  be  boxed  in. “It’s  never  been  a  weird  thing  for  us  that  we’re  a  young,  all-female  band.  We’ve  never  thought  about  it  twice,” says  Issy.  The  themes  Erthlings  write  about, she  thinks,  are  universal. “I  think  we’re  doing  what  most  people  in  music  are doing.  We’re  just  trying  to  write  about  what  we  know.

Erthlings will play their debut shows at this year’s Bigsound and will be supporting G Flip across her Sydney dates this September, see dates and details below.


Wed 5 Sept – Laruche @ 8:10 – 8:40PM (Bigsound) – Brisbane
Thurs 6 Sept – The Foundry @ 9:10 – 9:40PM (Bigsound) – Brisbane
Wed 12 Sept – The Lansdowne (supporting G Flip) – Sydney
Thurs 13 Sept – The Lansdowne  (supporting G Flip) – Sydney
Fri 14 Sept – The Lansdowne (supporting G Flip) – Sydney


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