The west coast city of Perth isn’t entirely renowned for its iconic landmarks, but iconic musicians? That’s a whole different kettle of fish. Perth’s own luscious lady of song, Felicity Groom, makes sounds that put Perth on the map far more effectively than any landmark could.
Felicity ticks a lot of boxes; she’s got the cool confidence of 60’s pop princesses like Francoise Hardy, only her sweet and sultry tones are often interspersed by bursts of wailing and growling that draw comparisons to the dirty rock of PJ Harvey and Nick Cave.
Her first EP Treasures saw Australia sit up and take notice of her broody, unique voice, with immediate airplay and numerous support slot offers from the nations’ best following suit.
The first taste “Finders and Keepers” from her 2011 release Gossamer caught the attention of triple j, who upon release, made it their feature album. The sultry single and video “Siren Song” followed and went straight to high rotation. “Trophy Talk” and “An Ache”, each with intensely beautiful accompanying clips, showcased Groom’s diversity and creativity as an artist.
Felicity continues to wow audiences and peers alike with not only her voice, but also her instrumental prowess on guitar, keys and even autoharp.
After some time working on side projects, including Rokwell and Groom, oh and a little achievement called motherhood, Felicity Groom returns with a new album, Hungry Sky.
This release sees a tangible shift for Felicity, moving from a grounded folk sound to an evolving beats-based space.