Ahh. Atluk. It’s time you two got acquainted.
A five piece based out of Melbourne, the band produce the most beautiful folk I’ve heard this year. Australiana is one genre-specific vein that they fall into. Think Sally Seltmann, Sarah Blasko (without the melodrama), and hints of The Waifs, and you’ve got a basic picture of their sound. Chuck in some quaint boy girl vocals – ala Belle and Sebastian – and you’re presented with something special. Vocals are their strong suit.
It’s also worth mentioning that Atluk aren’t shy of accentuating their Australian vocals. They’re quintessentially Australian, and that’s not a bad thing in this case. It’s natural, they doesn’t sound tokenistic – it just clicks. All power to them. Just don’t mention Angus and Julia Stone.
If you’re in Melbourne, they launch their debut EP this coming Saturday at 1000 £ Bend.