ANGUS & JULIA STONE
Angus & Julia Stone are a brother-sister duo from
Newport on the
Northern Beaches of
Both Angus and Julia have distinctive vocal styles. The Sydney Morning
Herald's Bernard Zuel described their vocals as such: "Her voice has a fractured
Jolie Holland; his has a smoke-on-the-beach drawl." UK journalist Johnny
Sharp stated, "Most impressive, though, are the songs - simple but blindingly
effective acoustic compositions, warm boy-girl harmonies and delicate,
less-is-more arrangements. Resistance is surely futile."
After he heard their debut EP - The Beast - Fran Healy from UK band
Travis, invited them to his house to record. The resulting EP, Heart Full of
Wine, was released in February 2007. Julia also provided backing vocals for the
track "Battleships" on Travis's 2007 album,
The Boy with No Name.
2007 saw the release of the debut album,
A Book Like This. A Book Like This has gone
gold in Australia. The album has been released in the UK, across Europe and
Angus & Julia currently divide their time between Australia and the UK. They
have toured nationwide around Australia and gigged extensively in the UK and
Ireland, including support slots with
The Magic Numbers and a winning display at
The Latitude Festival..