Grace Cummings | Storm Queen - White Vinyl
Limited edition white vinyl
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Grace Cummings is an actor and musician from Melbourne, Australia. Grace learned piano as a child and took up the guitar as a young adult, but only began to write and perform music in 2018. She went from a debut gig at Melbourne’s Old Bar to a breakthrough performance at Boogie Festival in the space of six months, picking up support slots with J Mascis and Evan Dando along the way.
With buzz building around her powerhouse live show, Grace grabbed the attention of Flightless Records (King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard), who released her debut album, ‘Refuge Cove’, in late 2019. Refuge Cove won praise from publications around the world, including Pitchfork and All Music, and Grace was tapped for support slots with Weyes Blood, Cash Savage, Teskey Brothers and Allah-Lahs.
In 2020, Grace recorded the single ‘Sweet Matilda’ for Mexican Summer’s ‘Through the Looking Glass’ series before landing a worldwide deal with indie powerhouse ATO Records (Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard). Her sophomore album, ‘Storm Queen’, is now set for release.
A graduate of the drama program at the Victorian College of the Arts, Grace appeared in Elbow Room’s award-winning production ‘Prehistoric’, which played to packed houses and widespread critical acclaim at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. In 2021, she made her debut with the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2021, in Joanna Murray-Smith’s ‘Berlin’.
“Cummings isn’t content to merely sing along to her melodies. She tears her low, surging voice to shreds, braying like she’s beckoning you from the opposite end of a crowded room. It adds an eerie, intense quality to her music - a desperation behind the calm of her arrangements.” - Pitchfork
“One of Melbourne’s hottest new talents... filled with raw power.” - Beat Magazine
“Cummings has a voice that demands to be heard, while her lyrics cut through to the heart, leaving listeners gasping for air.” - Folk Radio UK
“Like a combination of Sandy Denny, Odetta, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Faithfull... as the last piano chord ends, you are left wanting more.” - Your Music Radar
“There’s a striking androgyny in her tone, it brings the power needed for these songs to make you stop and listen...Her wit is very sharp and it bites back with cunning rhetoric.” - Stomp and Stammer
“Take notice of Cummings as a fresh new Australian talent.” - X-Press Mag