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Arriving on the Brisbane scene in 2005, Texas Tea
have been impressing audiences and industry alike
with their mix of indie-folk and country-soul. Now, with
their third album on the horizon, this two-piece look
to become the Australian darlings of alt-country.
After releasing their debut album, Take A Sip, in
2006, Texas Tea (AKA Kate Jacobson and Benjamin
Dougherty) quickly became one of Brisbane's
favourite bands and took out top spot in 4ZZZfm's
Hot 100 two years in a row. Their second long-player,
The Junkship Recordings, was released in late-2008
and was met with widespread critical acclaim. The
album was particularly applauded for its profound
and forlorn lyrical content and the sublime vocal
talents of both Kate and Ben.
While their recordings are applauded and admired,
where Texas Tea really come alive is onstage, where
their striking blend of instrumentation and powerful
performances will captivate audiences young and
old. Their unique blend of indie, country and soul
can transport the audience to a sad and sombre
landscape before just as quickly whipping them into
a barnyard style ho-down.
Texas Tea have played all over Australia and have
also toured quite frequently to Europe, where they
have a very strong fan base, particularly in the
northern regions of France. The band have also
shared the stage with the likes of Ben Kweller
(USA), Cold War Kids (USA), Iron and Wine (USA),
Justin Townes Earle (USA), Charlie Parr (USA),
The Handsome Family (USA), The Mountain Goats
(USA), Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything),
The Darling Downs (Kim Salmon and Ron Peno),
The Devastations and many other fine acts.
To listen to the music of Texas Tea, please head towww.texastea.bandcamp.comwww.myspace.com/texasteaband
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