A special blend of smooth, smoky, nuevo-folk has been let loose with the release of thewhiskeyarchive’s self titled debut EP. From the first sip thewhiskeyarchive intrigues you - tantalising your tastebuds with bluesy flavour, teasing with a hint of alt-country, tipping their hat to the punk and goth influences from Brisbane’s music scene of the 70s and 80s and all with sweet, poignant harmonies that shiver up your spine.
thewhiskeyarchive have emerged quietly over the last year with a string of successful shows at The Zoo, Ric’s Bar, Room 60, Dowse Bar, The End and the Old Museum. The combination of ukulele songstress Jane Cameron and singer/songwriter Mark Bentley create a vocal, musical and songwriting chemistry that is captivating in its honesty, insight and power.
Drawing on influences as varied as Radiohead, REM, The Cure, Died Pretty, The Dirty Three, Townes Van Zandt, Justin Townes Earle, Portishead, The Saints and Paul Kelly, thewhiskeyarchive blend seamlessly into the night, their songs rich with imagery and stories from the deep places of the heart - the places that hurt and heal, that transform both the everyday and the extraordinary into moments that resonate with everyone. thewhiskeyarchive's live performances are as their moniker might suggest - something to be savoured on the palate.