Their sound is restrained while building gentle drama in their songs. They maintain a mood and atmosphere that may sound tender and comforting but often has an element of tension, with sadness and melancholy lurking beneath the surface.
They draw inspiration from a range of styles and artists including the Civil Wars, Mandolin Orange, Daniel Romano and Ryan Adams. Harvey’s guitar and vocals reminiscent of Jay Farrar (Son Volt), fit perfectly with Josie’s sweet, delicate harmonies and her various percussion, mandolin and melodica playing. They also frequently employ a more traditional country style.
While most recently based in Sydney Australia, there’s always been a cross-border flavour to Peasant Moon courtesy of Josie’s West Coast USA origins and Harvey’s upbringing in the South Australian city of Adelaide. They have developed a solid international presence, playing showcases at Canadian Music Week and recording in Austin, Texas in 2016. From April 2017, the pair are splitting their time between Chicago (Josie) and Sydney (Harvey).
To kick off 2017, Peasant Moon played Tamworth Country Music Festival, culminating with an Americana in the Park showcase. In February 2017, the duo released Back in Time. the first single off their third EP, recorded at Love Hz Studio with well-respected producer/engineer Michael Carpenter (The April Family, Michael Carpenter & the Cuban Heels), due for release later in 2017.
|November 2, 2017 8:10 pm||Americana Showcase|