As mischievous as she is charming, Fremantle’s Mama Kin is part raconteur and all-out entertainer. With a widespread reputation for her unique blend of foot-stomping soul, heart-wrenching ballads and stirring live shows, Mama Kin is back with a swag of new songs and a shift in sonic direction.
Her new album, ‘The Magician’s Daughter’, signals an expansion in Mama Kin’s musical palette. It ushers in a depth and potency underpinned by Mama Kin’s vocals that so spectacularly hover between vulnerability and power.
Cinematic at times, with lush arrangements and bold production by Jan Skubiszewski (Way of the Eagle, Owl Eyes, The Cat Empire), ‘The Magician’s Daughter’ pushes Mama Kin’s own boundaries, challenging her trademark sound. Where her debut album Beat and Holler was a soulstress’ war cry, traversing the riotous and the raw, her sophomore album takes us deeper into the human condition, where the magic lives.
Winner of a WAMi Award for Folk Act of the Year 2013, nominated for Best Blues and Roots Album ARIA Award for 2013, as well as Best Blues and Roots Album AIR Award for both 2010 & 2013.
“It exists in the soulful place where art meets the world.” • Sydney Morning Herald
“excellent, soulful and feisty” • The West Australian
“complex and varied … exciting and intricate” • Tone Deaf
“Feisty and full of heart and melody, Mama Kin’s smoky vocals are both seductive and tender.” • ABC Radio
“The result is hypnotic” • Stack Magazine
“Definitely my favourite and most inspiring album of the year so far.” • Triple J Magazine
“It doesn’t ever really let go, musically, sonically and emotionally” • Sydney Morning Herald
“A delicious hotpot of soulful grooves, seductive melodies, stomping percussive beats and classic old-world instrumentation” • The Sunday Mail
“lashings of pop nous” • Rolling Stone
“a remarkable piece of songwriting, so tender and real” • The Melbourne Magazine, The Age
“really special, totally smouldering” • The Sun-Herald
“a giddy joy to watch” • FasterLouder
“a delicious hotpot of soulful grooves, seductive melodies, stomping percussive beats and classic old-world instrumentation” • The Sunday Mail
“heartache and melody … pulling you along for a beautiful journey.” • Triple J
“There is something primal and infectious about soul delivered this way.” • AIR Independent Reviews
Perth – Western Australia, Australia
Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin) – lead vocals, ukulele
Michael Caruana – keys, backing vocals
George Servanis – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Matty Witney – guitar, backing vocals