Review | Friday 27 January 2012
Local indie-folkers Husky have been generating waves about town for some time now – and with their official full-length debut Forever So, one can clearly see what all the fuss is about. Lead singer/songwriter Husky Gawenda and his jazz-trained pianist cousin Gideon Preiss have assembled a record awash with gorgeous melody and dreamy atmosphere, their exceptional musical partnership and meticulously arranged tunes colouring this album beautifully. Tracks such as 'History’s Door' and 'Dark Sea' display a rare depth of narrative and harmony which set Husky apart from so many of their peers, a maturity which peeks on the otherworldly 'How Do You Feel'. Recorded in Gawenda’s backyard bungalow in Northcote, Forever So is a glorious piece of homespun majesty that puts Husky firmly on the map.
Declan Murphy is from Readings St Kilda