After realising that Gossling was the musical project name for singer Helen Croome, I was pleasantly surprised that I in fact had known Helen for quite some time. I had passed her in the High School corridor several times, as she came to my school to perform in the musical projects the school had to offer. This connection made her music even more personal for me. As fellow Albury-Wodonga (a small country town in Australia) residents, her voice became extremely special and her first EP, “If You Can’t Whistle” was one of my favourites to drive with; reflective and heartfelt.
Now Gossling is a name that people recognise, she is being compared to some of Australia’s greatest female singers and her songs continue to get the support they deserve. Her music is one you put on when you feel like being taken away for those moments; I often put it on when it’s raining and make myself a pot of tea.
Her voice is strong, original and raw with emotion and her song writing is striking, and lush. She is proving to be an artist to watch. Recently Gossling performed her recent single ‘War’ from her sophomore EP, “Until Then”, for Large Noises and she positively blew us all away with her feeling, and musicality. We were left with tingles from the powerful raw high notes she gave.
Her voice is definitely one that raises the hairs on your neck and brings you to that reflective state. With lyrics like, “I want to know if a crashing wave feels like war?” it seems Gossling, as an artist is one to reflect also. With emotive lyrics, and a voice that matches, she really has captured my heart.
The above words were written by Eliza Hull.
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My first listening experience with The Hello Morning was in my kitchen. Rummaging through a pile of demos on the counter, I came across these soulful sounding country boys. Surprised to find out that they weren’t forty year old men (singer Steve Clifford has an extremely mature voice), and were in fact dashing young fellows, I began listening to their songs more regularly (and became their number one fan). Seriously. These boys have something.
One relaxing Sunday afternoon, the band got together and played some tracks off their upcoming album (due for release later this year) in David Bromley’s studio. After watching Mr. Clifford sing a delightful stripped back version of “Drive You Home” featuring Bertie Blackman, cameraman Davey Sams and I said we needed these guys in our cameras and on our website.
That evening we were lucky enough to film and record one of the most beautiful, intimate performances I may ever see. We set up our cameras to film The Hello Morning play their cover of “Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You” (originally sung by Wilson Pickett) but we were just waiting on Dan to arrive. Assuming Dan may be a mysterious member of the six-piece that I hadn’t yet met, I didn’t ask questions. And in came Dan. Dan Sultan, one of the most renowned artists on the Australian music scene at the moment.
The sense of pride in watching these young Victorian boys grow into such professional, seasoned musicians was no less than overwhelming. With Joe Cope on keys, Steve Clifford on guitar on vocals and Dan Sultan stood casually with his hands in his pockets, these young men belted out an outstanding performance. One could have sworn it was a Sultan Vs. Clifford sing off. Not such a bad thing, I can assure you.
I can still confidently say that this is one of the most special performances I’ll ever see.
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The above words were written by Charlotte Abroms.
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