Helen Shanahan: Finding Gold

Helen Shanahan: Finding Gold

Helen Shanahan has just released her new EP entitled Finding Gold. Accepted into Canadian Music Week last year, which was headlined by the likes of City and Colour and Tegan and Sara, she is definitely a talent to discover before she blows up into the mega time. Having played at the Americana festival in Nashville last year, she draws many comparisons in her playing to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Missy Higgins, who she lists as influences.
Growing up in Perth, there’s no doubt that Helen is built for the big time given that the exports from WA are massive. Think Tame Impala, Jebediah, The Waifs, John Butler, Eskimo Joe, Bob Evans, do I need to go on?
In terms of picking a favourite track on this release, there is no definable way of doing so. Combining her talents on guitar and piano, this EP is full of blissful pop that is sure to make you smile. (I’ve been smiling ever since I put the CD on). Sounding a little like Colbie Caillat on the track ‘Love Lost’, this EP is sure to be on my most played on iTunes in a day or so. Helen Shanahan makes music that sends shivers down your spine and also makes your toes tingle in a good way.
If you’re after easy and mellow pop tunes, check this EP Finding Gold out today.
Out now via independent release.
Reviewed by Tex Miller