Adelaide residents Caroline and Claude are actually siblings Hannah and Dylan but, nevertheless, the less their debut single ‘Stir the Pot’ is a hyperactive cheeky slice of indie pop with its tongue firmly planted in the cheek. It provides the perfect antidote to the current climes and has a lyrical adroitness with a proud Australian vernacular and salty touch.
Born from indoor COVID incarceration, the track is an infusion of Vitamin D with its day-glo bouncy instrumentation and glorious layered harmonies. The duo are packed full of attitude and swagger and the accompanying video is an utterly charming home-made assemblage of indoor craziness:
‘Stir the Pot’ is out now and available to download or stream here.
Apparently performance was part of the siblings’ lives from a young age, whether in the form of the jam sessions they’d have with their extended family, or putting on shows for their parents, Wayne and Jules. But their musical lineage goes even further than that: Caroline and Claude’s grandparents are singers, and used to sing in jazz cafes in their native India.
Whatever the lineage, there is an innate sense of joie de vivre in this sparkling debut and this augurs well for the future.
Feature Photograph: Wes McDonough