Caitlin Park is not your average neo-folk musician. A classically trained singer-songwriter from Sydney, she has single-handedly taken this genre and pulled it to the left with her abstract composition, electro-acoustic stylings and film nostalgia.
After absorbing her mother’s obsession with words, Caitlin Park’s fascination with the elegancy of language was nourished by a part-time post at a cult video store around the corner from her family home. This culminated in a piece of music based on the murder plot scene in Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder –– her reverse soundtrack. Then, songs that were written for short films began to take shape as folk snapshots riddled with sound effects and dialogue taken from 1940/50s films. Caitlin Park’s own lyrics juxtapose these clippings and are executed with deep, smooth vocals that come from somewhere far below her ribcage.
Caitlin Park has played alongside many national and internation musicians, including Pony Up (Canada), Alasdair Roberts (Scotland) The Devoted Few, Laura Jean, Leader Cheetah, McKisko, The Paper Scissors, Holly Throsby, Machine Translations, Kat Frankie, The Dead Sea and many more. Caitlin Park also recorded vocals mid last year on Holly Throsby's new album, Team!
An intimate ensemble of multi-intrumentalists join her live: guitars, drums, melodicas, recorders, electronics, lap-tops and samples, strings, glockenspiels and lots of voices.
With the recent release of her debut single, 'Warriors With Wild Hearts' along with B-sides, including the fascinating 'I Am A Night Bird', Caitlin Park has stamped her own brand of subtle, celluloid-driven electro-acoustica. Like a cinematic trailer, this release is a highly-anticipated teaser for the full album, set to be released in the middle of the year.
August 29, 2012 | We're very happy to hear that rising Sydney singer-songwriter Caitlin Park has picked up a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, a prize which will see her flown to New York for CMJ, and $5000 richer. There's more…
February 24, 2011 | Gaga is very happy to welcome to the Pub fold Sydney neo-folk songwriter Caitlin Park. Have a listen to Park's gorgeous debut ep, Warriors With Wild Hearts, and check out the new Bonds TVC feat. Park's track of the same name. There's more…