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.