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This Way North Album Launch with special guest Bek Jensen

25 August 2024 3:00 pm


Years spent on the road touring in Australia and abroad. Certainly this gave two-piece indie pop-rock band This Way North an appreciation for open space and adventure. Landing in north-east Victoria on Dhudhuroa country when the pandemic hit. Long-time friends, collaborators, and partners, Jungalwalla and Leahy traded freedom on the road for a home amongst ancient trees and high-country valleys. As a result of this, it prompted unbridled creativity and culminated in their upcoming debut album, ‘Punching Underwater’. Set to be released in February 2024.

This Way North has previously been named Music Victoria’s Best Regional Act, and have continued their rise across Australia, New Zealand and Canada. They have supported artists such as, Vika and Linda Bull, Ash Grunwald and Kate Ceberano. They’ve especially enjoyed killer sets at Australia and Canada’s favourite festivals. These include Queenscliff, Mullumbimby, Wanderer, Woodford, Port Fairy in Australia and Mariposa, Ness Creek and Dawson City in Canada. Moreover, This Way North has also shared the stage with artists from Mavis Staples to Spider Bait.

Their new album features big harmonies and strong melodies. Whilst their previous records have been about traveling on the road, Punching Underwater travels within the self. The introspective nature came about when Cat and Leisha had the time and stillness to go inward and explore their own insecurities, imposter syndromes, and self-doubts. The battle of trying not to fall in love, confidence and self-love, anxiety. The highs of being content and happy, to the lows of war, the joy of evolution as a woman… there is something for everyone.

Full of rapturous nostalgia. Overall This Way North’s music takes you from moody, tremolo-tinged heart-tuggers to pounding driving alt-psych rock through a sonic landscape of reverb-soaked guitars and rolling rhythms. With odes to 90’s rock sitting on air-tight grooves and full, cinematic spaciousness. This Way North’s music is a portal to summer festivals, their love affair with the road, and especially an open invitation to turn up the volume and let loose.

“Life affirmingly super unreal!” – Tim Rogers

“This Way North are such an impressive live duo! Their blend of genres is unlike anything else around. Great grooves, and they know how to rock!” – Ash Grunwald

Bek Jensen:
Bek Jensen brings forth a dynamic fusion of retro-soul, funk, and RnB that transcends genres and invites audiences on a euphoric voyage. With an innate ability to delve into the intricacies of love. Vitalising her story as an empowered woman, Bek captivates with her raw authenticity and glittering songcraft. With a voice that is both moving and heartfelt, Bek delivers her music with 100% soul. Creating a powerful and unforgettable sound leaving audiences spellbound in a kind of roller boogie wonderland.

What’s more, she has worked with some of Australia’s most iconic artists, including Cold Chisel, Jimmy Barnes, The Sleepy Jackson, and Lachy Doley, among others. Her rich tone and ability to blend seamlessly with other musicians is a testament to her exceptional talent and versatility. Onstage, she is undeniably womanly, flirty, and vibrant, blending soul, funk and contemporary blues music to deliver her dynamic performance.

Bek has just released her new album Energy which she is touring in Australia and NZ throughout 2024.

Listing Notes:
This is an all ages event (under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult) in a fully accessible venue.

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  • Start: 25 August 20243:00 pm