Axe & the Ivory have recently been described as the ‘hidden gems’ of the Australian music scene. With their ‘powerhouse vocals’, ‘intricate guitar melodies’, and ‘moving lyricism’ the four-piece outfit from Adelaide have revealed themselves to be a creative force in the indie-folk-pop scene.
Band members include Rosie Roberts (lead vocals, piano, guitar) Ben Lovell (lead vocals, guitar) Jimmy Lovell (percussion, backing vocals), Charlie Worthington (drums, bass) and Jordan Roberts (bass, backing vocals). Charlie has an impressive history supporting international artists such as the Black Eyed Peas, Jamiroquai, Ben Folds, Grand Master Flash and has played festivals such as Summadayze and The Big Day Out.
Axe & the Ivory are recent winners of the ArtsSA recording grant to assist with the release of their E.P. With an appearance at Gorgeous Festival supporting Blue King Brown, John Butler Trio and Eskimo Joe already under their belts, they launched their debut EP (2 May 2015) and the band is about to drop a second E.P. titled “Let it go” at the end of March 2020.
They are inspired by the likes of Daughter, Ben Howard, Band of Horses and the Lumineers. With their distinctive ‘anthemic folk pop sensibility’ and ‘sweeping vocal harmonies’ supported by compositions of guitar, cello, piano, percussion and electronics, the group are pioneering an ‘exciting future’ for the Australian musical landscape.