Sound Bites: Zoe Ryan

ZoeRyan I have to thank Amanda Palmer, Lindsay Katt and Regina Spektor for curving my mind around the inclusion of ukulele into folk songwriting. Australian based indie folk rocker Zoe Ryan takes this concept a step further, crafting snappy musical poetry while flourishing piano, guitars, and a fluid drum rhythm. The Melbourne singer-songwriter performs with The Dandy Lion, providing a decadent ensemble of musical flair to match Ryan’s poise and voice.

Our Patchwork Hearts, the 2014 release, opens with a rush of vibrant sounds, similar in some ways to Mumford & Sons with a hint of the folk styles of Lisa Mitchell or indie rocker (and feature artist) Bess Rogers. Upbeat and fun with a twinge of contemplative, Zoe Ryan is poised to turn heads as well as ears.

Listen to their EP below.

Purchase on iTunes here.

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2 thoughts on “Sound Bites: Zoe Ryan

  • August 31, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I had something of an adjustment period when I first started listening, but there is something compelling about this group. The more I heard, the more I liked. Solid musicianship shows through the quirkiness and in the end I felt challenged and rewarded.

    • September 1, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      Well said Rick. We loved the upbeat tone throughout as well as the fun the group has just making music. Thanks for sharing.


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