Leah Senior silences audiences with her ethereal vocals and unique lyricism. Hailed by critics as a divine masterpiece, her latest album The Passing Scene is a charming expansion on her previous two records lilting between spring time baroque-pop and 70s folk. The Passing Scene effortlessly waves together themes of impermanence, the natural world, loss and ultimately hope.
“This is a wonderful record that has been thought about in high details and executed with an immaculate, artistic sensibility from start to finish. The songs present on The Passing Scene are timeless”. 9/10- Beat Magazine
A chance late night encounter with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard saw Leah Senior joining their independent label Flightless. Senior’s distinctive voice featured on King Gizzard’s apocalyptic album Murder of the Universe, as the omnipresent female narrator. Early 202, Senior joined members of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard to rewrite the soundtrack for cult classic “Suspiria” and perform it live at Hamer Hall.
“Leah Senior” is an amazing folk singer, very, very talented, and nothing like King Gizzard’s music all. Her songs equally terrifying, joyous, sad and exciting. We get chills watching her perform”.- King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Senior’s second album Pretty faces was recorded and produced with Gizzard’s own Joey Walker and features Michael Cavangah on drums. The album was nominated for Best Folk and Roots album at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
“Enchanting… Recalling Joni Mitchell playfulness through cosy folk, minimalism”- Rolling stone Australia.
Leah Senior’s first album “Summer’s On The Ground” reveals a haunting and intimate storyteller, Rolling Stone giving the album four stars, saying “this is a insular music, akin to eavesdropping on someone else’s prettily conveyed thoughts”. The album was also nominated for the Australian Music Prize as well as Best Folk and Roots Album for The Age Victoria Music Awards.
Leah Senior’s captivating live performances have seen her supporting international artists including Calexico, Jeff Tweedy, Jessica Pratt and Bedouine. When performing, Senior is joined by her sister Andi and guitarist/pianist Jesse Williams creating a tapestry of ethereal harmonies and jangly 60s guitar. The Passing Scene also features Tam Matlakowski on bass and Luke Brennan on drums.
Leah Senior has performed extensively throughout Australia and Europe, playing at Major festivals including Golden Plains, Boogie, Queenscliff Music Festival and OOAM (Switzerland). Early 2019 saw her embark on her first headline international tour in support of her single Graves. Leah will be returning to Europe and joining King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard for their upcoming tour of America and Canada in 2021.