Words: James Frostick Band image: Harriet Fraser Barbour
After a few years of self exploration and composition, Adelaide’s noir-folk doo-wop outfit Fair Maiden is finally releasing its anticipated new album Oleander. Documenting transformations and emotional turbulence, the record is a hypnotic musical document of love and all its pitfalls, perils and pains. We’ve got a preview listen ahead of its release on March 22, as well as a chat with Fair Maiden’s creative lead Ellen Carey.
It’s our sincerest pleasure to premiere the newest track from Adelaide’s Fair Maiden. ‘Coal’ is the name of the captivating track, which is featuring on the band’s forthcoming split 7″, released through Poison City Records this month. Boasting undeniable smoothness, ‘Coal’ pairs Fair Maiden’s signature elegance with exasperation.
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