Angus & Julia Stone
Angus & Julia Stone are a brother-sister duo from Newport on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Their mother and father were both musical - they learned a lot of songs from their Dad's cover band. At very young ages, they were introduced to music by their father who made them join his school band. Julia played the trumpet, Angus the trombone and their older sister, Catherine, the saxophone.
Their debut EP ''Chocolates and Cigarettes'' was released August 2006. Their second EP ''Heart Full of Wine'' was released in February 2007. Both EP's were released through EMI Music in Australia and independent label, Independiente Records in the UK.
Their debut album ''A Book Like This'' was released on the 8th September 2007 through EMI Music Australia and sold platinum (70,000) and March 2008 in UK/Europe through Flock Music. It was later released in the USA through Nettwerk on the 3rd March 2009 with an alternative track listing. The album has also been released in Japan (Village Again) and Korea (Leaplay Music).
The sophomore self produced album "Down the Way" saw a simultaneous worldwide release in March 2010. As travelling has been an integral part of the Stone’s musical story, they opted to record in a number of diverse locations around the globe - an old sawmill on the river banks of Fowey, Cornwall, a studio in Brooklyn, a water tank in Coolangatta, their second home - London - and Queens in New York.
The album debuted No. 1 in their native country reaching platinum status and highest selling Australia Artist album for 2010 in just 2 months. The album also hit no. 4 on Itunes France after performing on TV Show Taratata. They have completed their first world wide tour with all dates selling out and the remainder of 2010 sees the siblings travelling around the world for festivals and 2nd world wide tour.
Label: American Recordings | Released: 2014 | Length: 60'16"