Posts Tagged ‘Wonderful Oblivion’

Sister duo Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make haunted tunes about love, grief and whispering trees; indie folk with many stringed things, awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure.

The duo of sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes continue their fascinating exploration of evocative and ethereal folk music. The new single is propelled by a rhythmic pitter-patter, baroque sensibilities via strings, horns and piano with the sisters’ beautiful harmonies soaring in effortless flight above the music. Their fusion of traditional folk and more contemporary indie-folk aesthetics makes for an intriguing sound. One for fans of Tiny Ruins and First Aid Kit.

We wrote this song last year during Melbourne’s long lockdown, where we were staying inside and isolating for a long time. We started to look for ways to find calm and strength in a time where feelings of isolation and frustration could easily consume. Meditation was one of those ways and we found just concentrating on breathing was a simple way to melt away stress. This song is a simple self-reminder to do that. And realising that your body is a play of light and colour.” 

Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia.

Their music has featured on Australian television, and was nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria Best Folk Album Award and 2020 Australian Music Prize.

They are releasing their third full length album “Wonderful Oblivion” in October 2021 through New York-based label AntiFragile Music.

Mabel Windred-Wornes: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, cello, ukulele
Ivy Windred-Wornes: vocals, violin, banjo, glockenspiel
Daniel Ledwell: drums, percussion, bass, electric guitar, piano, harp, flugelhorn, trombone
Finn Milne: piano (track 4)
Indyana Kippin: viola (track 8)


All songs written and arranged by Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes
All horn arrangements by Daniel Ledwell

Releases October 22nd, 2021