Oracles & Glands
Electro-Folk Pop duo Kolliope hail from the dreamy hills behind Byron Bay. Unfinished business in past lives assured the inevitable, though highly unlikely, coupling of two musical polarities-but it was in the cards-the Tarot kind. It's true! The two met at the end of the last century over a tarot reading. Randolf Reimann, (programming, synths & gadgetry) is an elfin son of the errant Punk Rock Hardcore scene in Sydney (singer for legendary hardcore band, Massappeal, in fact). He couldn't take his ears off the dulcet tones coming from singer/songwriter Michelle Taylor (vocals, guitar)-- definitely folky but something radically different too. Maybe it was the NYC/East Coast Yale musical theatre/gothic siren blend? Who knows, but it wasn't long before they both knew beyond a doubt: There was out-of-this-world music to be made! Kolliope combine captivating, catchy, organic melodies with inter-stellar sine waves and splashes of spectral dub. Their songs have wound their way through the halls, happenings and raves throughout Northern NSW, onto the Dance Stage of the Splendour in the Grass Festival, and soon to bust out throughout the rest of the country. Because now, fresh from the loins of the lounge room of Producer Genevieve Maynard and the bosom of Big Jesus Burger Studios, Kolliope's debut album is about to be delivered!