Heading to Queensland for Greta Stanley and her folky, spritely new track Spin Around.
Greta was born in Townsville and when she was eight years old her family moved to a small rural town called Mena Creek in Far North Queensland. An introverted child, Greta’s father bought her a guitar at aged 13 and from that time on she almost obsessively started writing music, building herself a sanctuary in her bedroom and immersing herself in her own creative reality.
Inspired by a vast range of musical influences ranging from Soko and Daughter to Cat Power and Cigarettes After Sex, along with cues from fellow Australian’s Thelma Plum, Lisa Mitchell, and Sarah Blasko, Greta found a way to deal with the world through music.
Releasing her EP in 2015, Greta burst onto the live circuit supporting the likes of Boy and Bear, The Rubens, Kingswood, and Emma Louise. What followed was a Qld Music Award nomination – significant airplay on national and local radio, rotation on triple j unearthed, placing #3 on the Overall Triple J Unearthed charts, and stacking up over 500,000+ Spotify Streams.
After her 2016 East Coast tour Greta then spent eight months in Melbourne playing gigs every weekend throughout Brunswick and Fitzroy, and is now back in her home of Far North Queensland gearing up to release her debut LP.
Announced as the Winner of the triple j unearthed Groovin the Moo Townsvillecompetition as well as being selected as the unearthed Feature Artist in the last week of April 2017, followed by a string of shows with the likes of Sarah Blasko and Didirri, Greta has also recently been announced on The Grass is Greener Festival line-up – and is about to embark on another single tour in September ahead of her debut album release.
Greta’s youthful, electric and emotional songs will leave you feeling like somebody has reached right in and given your heart a little shake with both hands. The otherworldly nature of her music will hypnotise and mesmerise you as you find yourself reaching for repeat.