From the moment the needle hits the grooves it’s apparent that you are listening to something unmistakable and unique.
Cummings' voice is emblazoned, lyrical and melodious, filled with the kind of electricity that could light up everything from a dimly glowing bandroom, to a vast concert hall.
A close listen to ‘Refuge Cove’ promises the reward of a kaleidoscope of subject matter that is tempered with acoustic guitar lines, that bend and shift into harmonica and vocal harmonies from the likes of the iconic Leah Senior.
With her throaty vocals, acoustic guitar, and harmonica, Melbourne's Grace Cummings conjures the sound of the early-'60s folk revival, singing with great command her poetic musings to a minimalist accompaniment that alternates between fevered strumming and delicate fingerpicking.
Recorded in one afternoon by Jesse Williams (Traffik Island, Girlatones) in his Melbourne home, ‘Refuge Cove’ is out on Flightless Records on Friday 1st of November and is a record that needs to be heard.