Sisters Abbey and Mia Toole alongside their cousin Jaymi Toole have already made a splash on the triple j and ABC radio scenes with their first single release ‘Crumbled’ amassing two million streams on Spotify. It’s clear the teenage family band know each other through and through and have harnessed this to produce a seamless, harmony-heavy folk-come-pop EP.
The first three tracks are all upbeat songs to add straight to your road trip playlists or dance around your room too. In particular, ‘Life Wouldn’t Be’ is a feel-good, carefree track with hints of Mumford and Sons seeping through. In contrast ‘Bury Our Bones’ shows the girl’s vulnerable side and is the best showcase of their mesmerising harmonies before ‘Devils Ivy’ rounds out the EP on a positive note.
Little Quirk’s energy is captivating and addicting. After one spin of the EP I was already wanting more from them and it won’t be long before we’re seeing their name on festivals lists like Bluesfest. The girls from Gosford have a long career ahead in them and ‘Cover My Eyes’ is only the beginning, but what a strong foundation they’ve made for themselves.
Be sure to catch Little Quirk on their East Coast tour stopping at Melbourne’s Grace Darling Hotel on February 29.
Reviewed by Kim Price