The Audreys

The Audreys

 Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUS
BandFolkAmericana

"Bewitching. Beguiling. And that’s just their vocalist! Dark and other-worldly this daring musical adventure is a revelation worth revealing." Eric Thom, Exclaim, Toronto.

Multi ARIA Award winning The Audreys are one of Australia's finest exports. They have just released their fourth album, "Til My Tears Roll Away" to great critical acclaim.

Biography


The Audreys are a folk-rock duo from Adelaide, Australia. They are Taasha Coates, who sings and plays small stringed instruments and keyboards, and Tristan Goodall, who plays larger stringed instruments and doesn't sing. They have released three full-length albums, all of which received a coveted ARIA Award (Australia's Grammys) in the Best Blues and Roots Album category. They are stalwarts of the Australian touring scene and have played a smattering of club and festival shows in North America, the U.K., and Europe.


The Audreys released their first album Between Last Night & Us in 2006. The album, produced by prominent Melbourne musician Shane O'Mara, spawned two unlikely radio favourites in tracks Oh Honey, and You & Steve McQueen. This, coupled with extensive touring, pushed the album to gold status in their home country. The album was used as the soundtrack to Rainshadow, a popular six-part ABC TV-series that starred Rachel Ward,  was nominated for both Logie and AFI awards and continues to screen around the world.


In 2008 they released their second album When The Flood Comes to continued critical acclaim. The album debuted in the Top 20 on the Australian Charts and placed in Rolling Stone Magazine's top 50 albums of that year. The song Small Things from the album was featured in an episode of popular teen-soap One Tree Hill. The band continued to tour extensively both in Australia and overseas.


The duo's third album was released in 2010. Sometimes the Stars, furthering the pair's collaboration with producer Shane O'Mara, was their most ambitious yet. Recording for the first time without a band but with a who's who of the Australian music industry as special guests, Taasha and Tristan reached further then ever beyond the folk and alt-country traditions of their earlier albums. An animated video for the albums title track continues to win awards and garner interest for the band all over the world.


In 2012 they repackaged all three albums in a box-set called Collected in order to celebrate each album winning an ARIA award (Australia's Grammys) and to give them more time to work on their new record. They also began to tour for the first time as a duo. This lead to a performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas, with a return to the U.S. planned for 2014. The pair are known on stage for graceful and impassioned performances, ramshackle impromptu cover versions and for their playful banter and disarming charm.

Their fourth studio album ’Til My Tears Roll Away was recorded in late 2013, again in collaboration with producer Shane O’Mara, and with current additional members Brett Canning (bass) and Ben Wiesner (drums). Released on March 14th in Australia to rave reviews, critical acclaim and a top 40 chart debut, the album was described by Rolling Stone Magazine in a 4-star write-up as “a record of abandon and grace.”

All that's left is to bring it down and dirty to a town near you to teach your little-uns how to weep into a whiskey glass and gather stars from the gutter, all without tearing a seam in their vintage thrift store duds. Folk Yeah!!


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Lyrics

Oh Honey

Written By: T.Coates & T.Goodall

Oh honey don’t you do that thing
Oh honey don’t you do that thing to me, that thing to me
Oh don’t you do that thing to me
Please don’t do that thing you do to me

Oh honey don’t you sing to me
Oh honey don’t you sing like that to me, like that to me
Oh don’t you sing like that to me
Please don’t sing all dark and low to me

Oh honey don’t you smile at me
Oh honey don’t you smile that way at me, that way at me
Oh don’t you smile that way at me
Please don’t smile that wayward smile at me

Oh honey don’t you come for me
Oh honey don’t you do come ‘round here for me, ‘round here for me
‘Cause I just might fall for you
And that would be a damn fool thing to do

Small Things

Written By: T.Coates,D.Coates & T.Goodall, D.Coates & T.Goodall

if there’s one thing that I’ve noticed
out of all the things I’ve seen
it’s that you can leave a footprint
in a place you’ve never been

and there’s barely time to look around
before you have to leave
and a mark upon the skin
is not enough to make you bleed

if there’s one thing that I’m keeping
out of all the things I’ve found
it’s that the best way to be heard sometimes
is not to make a sound

and the things we want the most
fetch not a penny nor a pound
and all it takes to find your feet
is just to stand your ground

if there’s one thing that I’m sure of
out of all the things I know
it’s that you can keep on going fast
I’ll still be going slow

and falling’s not that hard
when you’re starting out so low
and drowning’s not that bad
if you breathe and just let go
breathe and just let go…

(the wasted and the used things
the broken and abused things
all these small things
the treasured and the sacred things
the lost and the forsaken things
all these small things)

You & Steve McQueen

Written By: T.Coates,D.Coates & T.Goodall, D.Coates & T.Goodall

Oh gorgeous thing
When you gonna get up there and sing?
When you gonna get up and take your place, on the stage
‘Cause a talent is a terrible thing to waste

It goes faster than you think
Even for such a gorgeous thing
There's no excuse in tender age
Get your face on a glossy page
‘Cause one like yours would be a shame to waste

Oh gorgeous thing
When you gonna get up there and play?
I heard you strumming yesterday
So watch this space
‘Cause hands like yours would be a shame to waste

Oh gorgeous thing
Fame is the new royalty
And your blood the richest blue I've seen
Oh well at least, it's between you and Steve McQueen

Sometimes the Stars

Written By: T.Coates,D.Coates & T.Goodall, D.Coates & T.Goodall

here I am confessing
that you’re lost to me now
I’m on the train telling strangers
about you
and how you’re still looking fine
how you eased my worried mind
with long summers and wine
yeah you saved me

but sometimes the stars seem closer than they should
like the more I knew the less I understood
and the further that you got from me
the more I felt like I could see
and the more I wondered if I should trust the stars

‘cause sometimes the stars

here I am obsessing
that I lost you somehow
on that train full of strangers
and you
every stop looked the same
all those faces without names
they all drifted away
is that when you left me?

‘cause sometimes the stars seem closer than they should
like the more I knew the less I understood
and the further that you got from me
the more I felt like I could see
and the more I wondered if I should trust the stars

‘cause sometimes the stars

My Darlin' Girl

Written By: Tristan Goodall,Taasha Coates

my daddy built a house on an old fault line
filled it up with whiskey and with home-made wine
way out of the city with no soul around
when I lie awake I don’t hear a sound
he says, “my darling girl,
I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
he says, “my darling girl,
I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”

my daddy spent his money on the roulette wheel
had to learn the hard way the devil don’t deal
he’s been laying low for a long time now
ever since we put mama six feet down
he says, “my darling girl,
I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
he says, “my darling girl,
I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”

I got a lover in a nearby town
when he comes a calling we just drive around
and I say honey take me to the sea
where there’s enough water for to drown my need
he says, “my darling girl,
I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
he says, “my darling girl,
I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”

my daddy built a house on an old fault line
filled it up with whiskey and with home-made wine

Why Must I Wait

Written By: Taasha Coates,Tristan Goodall

I’m planning all my days
by reading the stars
and I’m winning all my games
by counting the cards

I’m fighting the good fight
by just staying home
and I’m living the good life
by living alone

so why must I wait
why must I wait
why must I wait for you

It used to be a breeze
to huff and puff and blow me apart
but now it’s not so easy
since I made a stronger heart

I gave away my guilt
and I sold off all my tears
to make this house I've built
to while away the years

so why must I wait
why must I wait
why must I wait
why must I ache for you

Discography

"'Til My Tears Roll Away" LP 2014
ABC Music / Universal Music Australia
**** Rolling Stone

"Collected" 2012
ABC Music / Universal Music Australia
A CD only box-set containing all three previous albums and unreleased bonus material


"Sometimes The Stars" LP 2010
ABC Music / Universal Music Australia
*Winner of the 2011 ARIA Award (Australia's Grammys) for Best Blues & Roots Album
*Debuted at #28 on the ARIA Top 50 Charts and #2 on the national Blues & Roots chart


"When The Flood Comes" LP 2008 
ABC Music / Universal Music Australia
*Winner of the 2008 ARIA Award (Australia's Grammys) for Best Blues & Roots Album
*Debuted at #20 on the ARIA Top 50 Charts
*Featured in Australian Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2008


"Between Last Night and Us" LP 2006 
ABC Music / Universal Music Australia
*Winner of the 2006 ARIA Award (Australia's Grammys) for Best Blues & Roots Album
*Certified Gold