After a 10 month hiatus in the wilds of New Zealand, Irish art-folk virtuoso Bonniesongs brings her full band to the beautiful Old 505 Theatre for their first Sydney show in almost a year. This will be a stripped back, acoustic, intimate performance, making the most of the room’s natural resonance and showcasing a different side of Bonnie’s art from the more indie-rock driven performances the band has previously explored.
Bonniesongs, aka Bonnie Stewart, released her debut album Energetic Mind in September 2019 via Small Pond and Art As Catharsis. The album was proclaimed as one of the top albums of 2019 by Nialler 9, Gold Flake Paint, Low End Theorists, and many more. While previously described as “dreamy experimental indie folk”, Energetic Mind sees Bonniesongs exploring heavier and darker material while also retaining the charm of her earlier releases. Bonnie explains “I think the album is a balance of this ethereal soft sound but also a lot of darker grungy undertones have crept in”.
Energetic Mind singles ‘Coo Coo’, ‘Ice Cream’, ‘Barbara’, and ‘Frank’ have garnered international radio plays from BBC Radio 6, Triple J, FBi Radio, and RTRFM, as well as press coverage from Paste Magazine, London In Stereo, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, Tone Deaf, Everything Is Noise, Overdrive Magazine, and a host more.
“A rising art-folk talent with an off-kilter, dreamlike approach to her genre” – Paste Magazine
“Spartan dream-folk…drifts into unexplored areas, borrowing from jazz improvisation” Clash Music
“Immersive indie-pop…wonderfully evokes the kind of sedated joy that comes with an abundance of sun” The Line of Best Fit
Bonnie Stewart: Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Rhys Mottley: Guitar
Freya Shack-Arnott: Cello
Tom Botting: Double Bass
Tully Ryan: Drums