BIO

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EWAH & The Vision of Paradise are based in Hobart Tasmania. Their tough-noir-rock-meets-shimmering-new-wave sound shifts between lightness and darkness, sundrenched and throwing dark shadows.

The band’s debut release, Everything Fades to Blue is attracting attention from ears nationally and internationally, including Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 (UK), Henry Rollins on KCRW radio (USA) and back in Australia, was album of the week Edge Radio (Hobart), Top Ten Albums of the Week PBS (Melbourne) and has picked up regular play on Double J.

In April 2017, Everything Fades to Blue made The Guardian’s top ten listing of Australia’s best underground releases.

Before her life in The Vision of Paradise, EWAH was based in Melbourne and performed with E-wah Lady & The Open Road. For many years prior to that she performed solo, primarily producing DIY recordings such as experimental album GOSPEL DANCE in 2010.

In 2010 E-wah took home the APRA Darebin Songwriters’ Award for a capella song When You’re Down & Out.


“There’s an acute yet soothing Siouxsie Sioux tone to Ewah’s voice, spliced with modern PJ and Savages snarls to quiet reflection when need be. As an entity, The Vision of Paradise project post-punk with awareness; bass-heavy era Cure whilst rarely checking melody at the door. They do manic, moody and foreboding; burrowing deep in the sparse, quiet, quintessentially OZ scapes; The Triffids would appreciate.” Liv Shoesmith & Erryn Ayres, Broaderlines Read the full review

“Every aspect coheres into a whole – from the dusky cover art of clouds and mountains to the frontier sprawl of tremolo-heavy guitars and crescendos swelled by synthesiser. Songs brood and build into lush, long outros, some of them satisfyingly loud.” Kate Hennessy, The Guardian Read the full feature

“… epic post-punk with a scope as wide as the Australian skyline.” When You Motor Away Read the full review

“Incorporating the music’s thin fragility to the wicked grit of their themes and delicate new-wave-meets-tough-desert-rock sound, the album balances between darkness and light throughout its entirety…” destroy//exist Read the full review

“A dark and smouldering track with the spark of PJ Harvey and the swampiness of Beasts Of Bourbon. EWAH & The Vision Of Paradise are just another band making us realise that Hobart is going through a real musical purple patch.” Dan Condon, Double J Read the full feature

Tasmanian solo artist Ewah has a new single called ‘Superstition or Love’. It’s elegant and leisurely at the surface with plenty of emotions brewing below.” Augustus Welby, Mixdown Mag

“….. attention-grabbing, honest and unique”. BEAT Magazine

“E-wah Lady makes stuff go, with her excellent command of tunes and what sounds like quite a mature and realistic view of life.” David Nichols


FURTHER READING

Music You Missed: the best Australian underground releases from RVG to Nadia Reid, Kate Hennessy, The Guardian, April 13, 2017

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise – Everything Fades to Blue album review, When You Motor Away, April 3 2017

Cancion de la semana (Song of the Week) – As the Sun Goes Down, El Correo, March 31, 2017

destroy//exist, Alternative Australian, Everything Fades to Blue album review, January 22 2017

Double J Music reads, Dan Condon, January 17 2017

Big Scary, Emma Louise, Ngaiire And More Join Panama Festival 2017, YEN Magazine, November 2016

Superstition or Love Instore Video Launch, Tasmanian Times, October 2015

It’s EWAH on the Double, The Mercury, September 2015

Slow Bark, Oliver Mann album review by Anthony Carew, 2013

GOSPEL DANCE album review by John Donaldson, 2010

E-Wah Lady Takes Out APRA Open Award, Sunday 26 September, 2010

Lights & Sirens album review by David Nichols, 2008

Lights & Sirens album review by Brett Neuling, 2007

Almost Sold My Axe EP review by Organs, 2007

This is Remorse album review by Niccy, 2006

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