Fronted by classically trained viola player Phoebe Dubar, Passerine is a Melbourne outfit driven by analogue synths, dirty beats and soulful vocals. The band first appeared in 2013 with their debut single ‘Ready to Rumble’. In February 2014, the band released their debut self-titled album. The year would be rounded out with performances alongside Tkay Maidza and Willow Beats at The Hills Are Alive, Bernard Fanning and Claire Bowditch at Live on the Lawn at Werribee Mansion and the support slot for disco legends Boney M’s sold-out Melbourne shows. They also hit the studio, recently re-emerging with new single ‘Set Me Alight’. Black Swan, Bendigo – March 21.