Mia and The Cupid Arrow
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Mia and The Cupid Arrow

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"time off 6 pack 2006"

It was after accepting a position in the vocal program of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music that Mia Goodwin discovered her love of dark pop-rock.

Frustrated with the school’s classical courses, Goodwin packed up her guitar and headed home for the Sunshine Coast to find band members who’d give strength to her edgy and personal tunes.
“I was having a pretty rough time in Melbourne and like most songwriters found it was the best way to express myself,” Goodwin says of the beginnings of her songwriting.
“[It was] sort of a form of therapy  - a coping mechanism. Also, as a lover of poetry, it was a really wonderful vessel to unite music and verse and to tell a story.”

“The focus is very much based on lyric and melody,” she says. “Lyrics are becoming such a forgotten part of commercial songs these days and I feel that even if the melody is great or the voice is great, it doesn’t matter if the lyrics are shit and don’t connect with the listener.
“We don’t sit in one place on the musical map, there are subtleties in each song that take the pieces in and out of pop, folk and rock.”
The band are currently in pre production for their debut ep slated for release mid 2007.

“The band have been honing their craft for the last two years and we’re loving playing together. I’m very excited by the fact I have band members to play off instead of being a solitary performer. We’re very close and that helps with the onstage antics.”
The band are currently in pre production for their debut ep slated for release mid 2007.
- Time Off


Mia's debut ep released 2005 (independent)

The Cupid Arrow's debut ep slated for relase mid 2007.



Mia and The Cupid Arrow are a dynamic band creating unique music that aims straight for the heart!
Their sound could be descibed as Portishead meets Joni Mitchell.

Fusing ambient electronics with acoustic folk pop, the band also adds eastern influences to their sound with the use of harmonium and sitar.

Highlights of 2006 included supporting The Whitlams twice and performing at Brisbane's Rapid Festival.

Regulars on the Brisbane live scene, Mia and The Cupid Arrow have performed alongside noted Australian acts such as Jackie Marshall, Dane O'Hara (Charles Foster Kane) The Peachfish, Tyrone Wright, Kate Bradley and Rachael Brady to name a few.

Their mini album will be launched on August 24th at The Globe and an East Coast tour will follow in 07, culminating in a tour down south in Jan 08.

This eclectic band led by the captivating Mia will have you entranced with their beautiful arrangements and electrifying vocals.

Music that truly pierces the heart.