Cookie Baker

Cookie Baker

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS

With sweeping indie-pop and faux-folk heartbreakers encompassing bullet-to-the-heart stories, a sugar-velvet voice and the sparkling grit which her audiences have come to adore, South Australia-born, Melbourne, Australia-based contemporary folk and alternative pop solo artist, Cookie Baker, is a pint-sized melodic force to be reckoned with.


‘Clever, sophisticated, laid-back, personal and inspiring...’ – Rip It Up

‘A prodigious talent’ – The Advertiser

'If you like a gifted band who would not be out of place alongside Rilo Kiley or She & Him, then Cookie Baker & her Special Secret Spells is for you. Charming.' - Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012

Little Engine is the debut single from Australian contemporary folk and alternative pop artist, Cookie Baker.

Raised on a farm by the seaside in rural South Australia, Miss Cookie quietly, yet diligently, played live to her heart’s content for ten years, amassing a modest but dedicated following throughout many corners of Australia.

Supports and festival billings alongside such esteemed Australian artists as Augie March, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Audreys, Ben Lee, Little Birdy and Gossling showcased the charming effervescence, warm, yet haunting, melodies and cool wordsmithery she had refined over those years.

With a true love for ‘the present’ and the spontaneous, thrilling nature of live performance, it took (now Melbourne, Australia-based) Cookie’s discovery of the folk, pop and country stylings of Sydney-based producer and engineer, Michael Carpenter – of Love Hz Studios – to sow the seeds of what would become Little Engine in 2014.

Little Engine is a swift, driving cacophony of rhythmic resonator, layered slide guitar, sweeping vocal arrangements and pounding march-band drums wrapped around the sparkling grit of Cookie’s vocal. Accompanied by a mesmerising one-take video clip from Australian film production innovators, Man Durphy Productions, Little Engine tells the tale of the push-and-pull frustration of wanting to stand still with another, if only for a moment, and the complications that arise when two parties realise they do not have the same intentions, muddling an otherwise simple desire. They don’t ‘fit’.

Little Engine is available for digital purchase only through iTunes, CD Baby and Bandcamp from June 12, 2015.

The accompanying official music video can be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo from June 12, 2015.

Cookie Baker's second single, The Summer, from her upcoming full-length album will be released in July 2016. 


Little Engine (Single) - 2015

Gala Day (Debut LP) - 2008