This Way North - appearing at the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues, 2022 - in Katoomba!

This Way North

This Way North don’t sound like a two-piece band. Their explosive energy and expansive sound translate effortlessly from studio to stage, with their live shows a rollicking ride from start to finish. Taking out Best Regional Act 2018 at The Age Music Victoria Awards, the duo are proven performers of a high caliber, gaining respect from punters and peers alike.

Since their beginnings, This Way North found their place as traveling musicians, and with three and a half years full-time touring prior to Covid, they have used their time in one place well. Based in Yackandandah, Victoria on Jiatmathang Country, the duo continued to create new music, record, and tour throughout Australia at every given opportunity. Pre pandemic in early 2020, they received a standing ovation at Folk Alliance International in New Orleans and recorded their third EP in Nashville. Vol. 3 was released in early 2021 with national rotation on ABC and Double J Radio.

This Way North’s music is a portal to summer festivals, their love affair with the road, and an open invitation to turn up the volume and let loose. Textured with rapturous nostalgia, moody tremolo-tinged yearncore, and pounding driving alt-psych rock, this duo will transport you through a sonic landscape of reverb-soaked guitars and rolling rhythms. The energy ricochets between Leisha and Cat with air-tight grooves and full cinematic spaciousness in that sweet spot where it all falls into place.

"Really beautiful rockin' stuff" - NKECHI, TRIPLE J

“This Way North are such an impressive live duo! I love their stuff. With amazing drums and guitar, their blend of genres is unlike anything else around. Great grooves, they know how to rock!” - Ash Grunwald