Charm of Finches announce Australian tour alongside new album release

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Charm of Finches announce Australian tour alongside new album release

Credit: Jeff Andersen
Words by Staff Writer

With their distinctive sound and poignant lyricism, Charm of Finches continues to captivate listeners worldwide, reaffirming their status as one of Australia's most cherished musical treasures.

Melbourne’s award-winning sister duo, Charm of Finches, is set to enchant audiences across Australia with their ethereal melodies as they embark on an Australian album tour this April and May. The tour coincides with the release of their highly anticipated fourth album, “Marlinchen in the Snow,” which is due to hit the shelves on Friday 19 April 2024.

The Australian leg of their tour kicks off on Friday 5 April at Railway Hall in Thirroul, NSW, followed by dates in Canberra, Sydney, Castlemaine, Beechworth, Melbourne, Archies Creek, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, and Brisbane.

Charm of Finches

  • Fri 5 April: Railway Hall, Thirroul, NSW
  • Sat 6 April: Belco Arts, Canberra, ACT
  • Thu 11 April: Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
  • Sun 21 April: The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
  • Wed 24 April: Old Stone Hall, Beechworth, VIC
  • Thu 25 April: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
  • Fri 26 April: Archies Creek Hotel, VIC
  • Sat 27 April: Noarlunga Arts Centre, SA
  • Sun 28 April: Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
  • Wed 1 May: Eudlo Hall, Eudlo, Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Thu 2 May: Stranded Bar, Brisbane, QLD

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Ahead of the album launch, Charm of Finches has unveiled their latest single, “Middle Of Your Mess,” along with an accompanying music video filmed at the grand historic Beleura House and Gardens in Mornington, VIC. The track, characterised by the duo’s signature blood harmonies and dreamy 60s backing vocals, offers a reflective take on the complexities of female friendships.

“Middle Of Your Mess” exudes a sun-drenched folk-pop vibe, complemented by vintage snare beats, inviting listeners into a whimsical sonic landscape. The accompanying music video, featuring aesthetic influences from films such as “Saltburn” and Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City,” adds a charming visual dimension to the duo’s gothic-inspired narrative.

“Marlinchen in the Snow” was recorded amidst the serene woods of Nova Scotia, inspired by the stark beauty of the winter landscape. Produced by acclaimed Canadian producer Daniel Ledwell, known for his work with artists like Jenn Grant and Oh Pep!, the album delves into themes of transience, belonging, and the fragility of relationships.

Charm of Finches, comprised of sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, has garnered widespread acclaim for their haunting melodies and captivating performances. Winners of the Australian Folk Music Awards Best Folk Album (2022) and Music Victoria Best Contemporary Folk Act (2021), the duo’s music has earned nominations for the prestigious Australian Music Prize.

Marlinchen in the Snow by Charm of Finches out Friday 19 April. Tickets for the tour are available through the official Charm of Finches website.