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JOYCE PRESCHER
NEW SINGLE 'PAPER AND PEN'
Paper and Pen’ is the second single Joyce Prescher releases this year, ahead of her album ‘Out of My Mind’ - an upbeat track that winks to the early 60s. A somewhat different sound to the first single ‘Sleep Now’, yet still unmistakably Joyce with the vocal layers ever present in her music. The strong presence of percussion and electric guitar in the track make the listener want to sway their hips and provide a nice contrast to the melancholy in Joyce’s lyrics.
 
... rich velvety vocals ...

With her carefully crafted lyrics, haunting melodies, beautiful fingerpicking, and rich velvety vocals - with subtle accenting reminiscent of artists like Ane Brun or even the Swedish duo First Aid Kit  -  Dutch-born Joyce Prescher has slowly but steadily been making a name for herself on the Melbourne and national Americana and folk scene. Joyce's music takes you back to days long gone, with its gentle nods to 70s artists like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Her words are delivered with honesty and melancholy; you cannot help but be roped in and left mesmerised.
 
Paper and Pen’ was produced by Simon Moro of Ninety Nine 100 (Vance Joy, Lanie Lane, Archie Roach, Lisa Miller) and mastered by Adam Dempsey (Angie McMahon, Jordie Lane, Courtney Barnett). It features Daniel Farrugia on drums, Craig Newman on double bass and Jed Pickett on guitar and organ.
Originally from the Netherlands, Joyce Prescher started singing from a very early age - according to her mother, “before she could talk”. Music was a big part of the family; there was always music playing and constant singing on road trips with four kids in the back of a tiny hatchback. Rumour has it she was conceived on ‘The dark side of the moon’, which could explain her love of Pink Floyd.

Joyce would lie awake listening to her mum softly strumming. Frustrated that no one ever really played the songs she wanted to sing on guitar or piano, and dreaming of being a songwriter herself, at age 15 she decided to learn to play her mother’s guitar. In university, she formed her first band and started to combine her writing skills with her love of music.

 
She met a man during a safari in Africa ...

Joyce moved to Melbourne over a decade ago. She met a man during a safari in Africa, and decided to follow him back to Australia, where she fell in love with Melbourne and its thriving music and art scene. She never really left after.

It took her a while to find her feet and her scene in Melbourne, but by 2013 she formed her first band in her new home. The band was short-lived, but the spark was re-ignited, and Joyce has been writing and performing regularly since.

 
LISTEN TO OR BUY 'PAPER AND PEN'
SINGLE LAUNCH

On Thursday 4 August, Joyce Prescher and her stellar band will be launching her latest single ‘Paper and Pen’ at the Thornbury Picture House.

Joyce says: “I have always been a big fan of arthouse cinema, and this venue reminds me of ones I used to go to back in the Netherlands. It's really lovely, and it makes me feel quite nostalgic. Since my music very much has a cinematic aspect to it, I thought a cinema would be quite fitting too.”

Tickets on sale here.
TOURS - GIGS - SHOWS - CONCERTS
Wednesday 27 July
Phil Jamieson kicks off his album launch tour at the Eltham Hotel, NSW. Support by The Pictures. Tickets
Thursday 28 July
EVEN support the Sunnyboys for two spectacular (rescheduled) nights at the Factory Theatre in Sydney. Tickets
Thursday 28 July
Vinnies Dive, Southport, QLD, gets a visit from Phil Jamieson for the second night of his album tour. Support by The Pictures. Tickets
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 July
3 Checkerboard Lounge sets at Winter Blues in Echuca: Fri: Echuca Club, 8pm. Sat: Star Hotel, 4:15pm. Sun: 1895 The Royal Bistro, 12pm. Info
Friday 29 July
Fenn Wilson, Cahill Kelly and Hannah Kate play at the Old Bar, Fitzroy. Tickets
Friday 29 July
Vacations curate Mates Festival at the Cambridge Hotel, Muloobinba, Newcastle: one massive party at their favourite venue with a strong focus on community and inclusivity. Tickets
Friday 29 July
Phil Jamieson is still in Queensland playing Sol Bar Solbar, Maroochydore. W/ The Pictures. Tickets
Friday 29 July
The Baudelaires play the Cactus Room with Black Bats. Free entry. Info
Saturday 30 July
EVEN support the legendary Sunnyboys for a second night at Sydney's Factory Theatre. Tickets
Saturday 30 July
Night 4 of the Phil Jamieson album tour at The Zoo in Fortitude Valley, QLD. W/ The Pictures. Tickets
Bagful of Beez, Cahill Kelly, Checkerboard Lounge, Cheeky Geezers, Chris Wilson, EVEN, Fenn Wilson, Georgia Knight, Gersey, Jasmin Kaset, Jodi Phillis, Joyce Prescher, Immigrant Union, L.A. Mood, Los Chicos, Marcel Borrack, Minibikes, Money For Rope, Nick Batterham, Nick Craft, Phil Jamieson, Rinehearts, Sandpit, Seasick Steve, Snout, Super American Eagle, T. Wilds, The Baudelaires, The Glory Box, The Hard-Ons, The Level Spirits, The Meanies, The Pub Dogs, Underground Lovers, Vacations and Wanita.

Management and/or bookings: Tumbleweed, The Meanies, Even, Money for Rope, Minibikes, Los Chicos, Stompin' Riffraffs.


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