Melbourne songstress Jane Tyrell (Urthboy, The Herd) released her debut album Echoes in the Aviary on 16 October 2014 via Elefant Traks Records. Instantly, when I heard Tyrell’s track Wild Waters a couple of months ago, I thought UK trip-hop masters Massive Attack need to record a new album with Tyrell on it.

She has one of those exceptional voices that on the right track will make you melt into oblivion.

Wild Waters is one such example:

Tyrell has performed backup duties for many years with her Elefant Traks labelmates and Aussie hip-hoppers The Herd and more recently with Urthboy. Urthboy has even gone to the extent of writing her a lovely post on his blog about her new album (the Dionne Warwick classic That’s What Friends Are For comes to mind). Australia’s most prolific singer-songwriter Paul Kelly even turned up uninvited to Tyrell’s first gig to watch her perform!

Tyrell recorded her new album after a period of self-doubt and confusion where she almost lost her way in music. Thankfully, she found her musical mojo again and recorded Echoes in the Aviary as she has created one damn beautiful record. The vocals are reminiscent of the brilliance found in Portishead and Goldfrapp.

Are Massive Attack still on a hiatus? Wake up Robert Del Naja and smell the blissful musical coffee!

Echoes in the Aviary is available now on iTunes for a bargain $12 (AUD). Don’t disappoint yourself, buy it today!

Jane Tyrell Tour Dates:

  • 5 December 2014 – Sydney, Newtown Social Club
  • 6 December 2014 – Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
  • 9 January 2015 – Melbourne, The Forum (supporting Asgeir)

Further Exploration:

Previously on Sampling Station:


About noisynoodle

I am a noisy noodle hailing from Melbourne, Australia who loves listening to noise in all forms, but preferably in music, TV and film. I’ve moonlighted on community radio at SYN-FM many years ago when I was still a “youth”. My mission is to promote live music (get off your bum and see something!), highlight interesting TV shows that are ignored by the ratings, expose some cool films and to not go deaf trying!

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