Chloe Tully

Chloe Tully

BandFolkPop

Blurring the lines between pop, folk & country.
She lives in the desert and creates musical dreams with bedsprings, jam jars and vintage bottles filled with water.
Signed with Australia's largest & oldest independent label Albert Music.

Biography

On a folk-art inspired chair a young woman sits with her legs folded like bows under her. She peers out across a bush garden. The morning air is overflowing with noise. Parrots in giant trees gossip shrilly and insects resonate a low hum. The dogs are barking at an intruder somewhere to the distant south, while a piglet is squealing for his breakfast.
 She is unruffled.
Taking a sip from a mug of milky tea she beams a smile born out of ease and relief
‘I am home,’ she sighs.
The somewhat awkward and yet entrancing Australian folk singer/songwriter Chloe Tully is troubadour of a different kind. Born and raised in outback Australia, on a sheep and cattle station 1,200km west of Brisbane Chloe grew up saturated in the history of her Irish pioneering ancestors and cattle kings of the late 18oo’s. She did her primary schooling at home and was taught by her mother through a program called ‘School of Distance Education’ via the radio. It was also during those early years that she learnt guitar. Her father’s choice of music such as John Denver and Paul Kelly heavily influenced her development as a musical child. At the age of ten, and at her insistence, Chloe was sent to boarding school. ‘That’s when I began to heavily rely on music. I was often homesick and because my parents were ten hours away, the only thing I had to hold onto was music.’
This desert nymph seems to be bringing a piece of the outback with her, scattering hints of it in between song lyrics and on the stage. Yet there is no cowboy hat to be seen. She escorts her listeners on a journey of human interactions and personal discoveries.
 Chloe’s first EP Wallflower which was released in February 2010 is a superb first delivery of what can be achieved from such little resources. Using just an Mbox and two mics she and producer/musician Steve Grady created the record. ‘It was a lot of trial and error. And I’ll admit I did spit the dummy a few times. I was incredibly green to the whole process.’ Luckily she made it through to compile five full band tracks plus one hidden track. All the songs off the album are written by Chloe.
 By mid 2010, coming off the end of a radio tour in regional Queensland and successfully landing national radio play on ABC with her track 'Wallflower' Chloe was ready to take another step towards releasing a studio record. With the help of her Mum, Chloe set out countless emails to various producers and recording studios. In the end, it was two gentlemen from Albert Music (Australia's Largest Independent Label) who took a genuine interest in Chloe's song writing - in particular the track 'Wallflower'. Chloe began working with producer Michael Szumowski on three band tracks (part of a small agreement which enabled Chloe studio time at Albert Studios). Upon the eve of this experience it was then that Albert Music offered Chloe her first Publishing deal.
In 2011 Chloe saw a change in her style of writing - leaning of a variety of music for varied inspiration. Chloe also took the liberty of sending herself on an adventure to London. There she worked with several writers including Alex Gray (Ladyhawke), Pete Hobbs (The Boy Least Likely To) & Justin Parker (Lana Del Ray "video Games). On the back burn of London Chloe began writing for a new EP. Back in Australia she has written with some of the world's best writers including: Steve Parkin (Eskimo Joe / Basement Birds), Old Man River, multi ARIA winning producer Wayne Connolly & Dmitri Ehrlich (Moby).
Currently Chloe is midst recording her 2nd EP with producer Wayne Connolly. She anticipates a release towards the second half of 2012.

Lyrics

Wallflower

Written By: - Chloe Tully

Wallflower; where’d you get that smile
I’ve been chasing pretty rainbows
So I haven’t see you in seen you in some time
I was lost along the highway
When I saw you standing there
You were leaning ‘gainst a guide post when you reached out your hand.

Wallflower; where’d you get that laugh
Have you been watchin too many cartoons
There alone in the dark
Well I’d always walk right by you
Never really dared to stop and smell the roses
Tried to hide myself instead

Cos I was walking along
And I was sleeping alone
And I was dreaming along
I was holding on for something more than life was giving me

Wallflower; where’d you get those eyes
Oh I’ve been cleaning stain glassed windows
Trying to get a look at the sky
Oh lay down beside me
Predict the future from the clouds
So you don’t need me
Say you want me
I’d say I’m empty but I am proud

Cos I was walking along
And I was sleeping alone
And I was dreaming along
I was holding on for something more than life was giving me

La de da de dad ah. (scat)

Drowning Boy

Written By: - Chloe Tully

You don’t know where you’re going
But you swear to me that you’re just fine
The lifeline on your hand is broken
And the lines on your face
Rivers of disgrace
Well you’re downing boy.

You don’t know where you’re going
You’re a dead man with sunken eyes
You got two left feet on death row you’re a’walkin
And you tried to treat me right
Loving’ me through the night
But you’re drowning boy.

You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy

You can’t see where you’re going
The clouds in your eyes too you astray
And you’re too proud to ask the helpful faces
An old man without this cane
Soaked to the skin

You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
My long lost cowboy

Instrumental

You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
You’re drowning boy
My long lost cowboy
You’re drowning.

Discography

2010 'Wallflower' EP
- Wallfower
- King & Country
- Gingerbread House
- Joe
-Quilpie

Radio Air Play
- Wallflower
- Joe
- Paradise
- Drowning Boy

2012
New ep coming soon