If you like your music honest and inventive, then you'd do well to check out Sui Zhen (Melbourne) and Rainbow Chan (Sydney), who are teaming up to launch their respective singles from forthcoming albums. Sui Zhen's Little Frog takes a sideways look at her folk and country influences placing her somewhere between Joanna Newsom and PJ Harvey with stark and intricate arrangements produced by Tony Dupe (Holly Throsby, Jack Ladder). After her self-titled debut EP in 2007, Sui Zhen has earned a reputation for compelling, down-to-earth performances, supporting international acts such as Coco Rosie, our old mate Kimya Dawson, The Brunettes, and miserablist genius Malcolm Middleton. Little Frog is Sui Zhen's first release since returning from prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in London, 2010, and she will be accompanied by a live band for these special shows.
Rainbow Chan's Sweet Tooth is a sensual collage of strange and dreamy vocals and skittering electronic samples produced by the lady herself in her bedroom studio. Classically trained in saxophone, piano and choral music and fresh from playing at the Iceland Airwaves Festival thanks to FBi's Northern Lights Competition, Rainbow uses the darkest of beats, field recordings and a beguiling vocal delivery to craft intricate left-field pop songs. An impressive one-woman show, her live set includes a cover of The Cardigans' Lovefool.
Watch Sui Zhen's handmade music video here and Watch Rainbow Chan covered in 16L of melting ice cream in her wonderfully weird video for Sweet Tooth here.
SUI ZHEN AND RAINBOW CHAN - DOUBLE SINGLE LAUNCH
JAN 19, THE GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE
JAN 20, FBi SOCIAL, SYDNEY