E^ST is a name you should familiarise yourself with very quickly, as it’s a name you will no doubt be seeing everywhere by the end of the year. The 17 year old newcomer from NSW’s Central Coast has two EPs under her belt and a rapidly growing fan base, and for good reason. Her off-kilter alternative-pop sounds make for an enthralling listen with each and every track, and even though she’s ticking off serious goals on her career bucket list like wowing Australia with her Like A Version last year on triple J, you still get the feeling she’s only just getting started.
Currently touring the country alongside Dylan Joel, Kilter and UV Boi as part of the all ages mini-festival, Tomorrow’s People, it’s not going to be long at all until she is gets the recognition she deserves – which is why we jumped at the chance to ask her about the three albums that have changed her life.
Jeff Buckley, Grace
I remember the first time I listened to this album. As soon as I finished it, I immediately had to listen to it again. Not only did he have one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard, the emotion behind the music and lyrics and the way he performed them was just astonishing.
The Dear Hunter, The Color Spectrum
This is an album that’s made up of 9 EPs, and each EP is based on a different colour (yellow, orange, indigo, violet, red, black, white, blue and green). I’ve never seen such versatility in a band. They go from beachy music to theatrical rock to folk to dark electronica and it’s totally mind blowing.
Deftones, White Pony
Deftones are one of my all time favourite bands, and this album is probably my favourite of theirs (Diamond Eyes a very close second). I love all the different textures and elements they explore within their respected genre. Chino Moreno is what every frontman ought to be.
Remaining Tomorrow’s People tour dates:
Thursday 21 January
Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 22 January
Impact Centre, Central Coast, NSW
Saturday 23 January
The Lair, Sydney, NSW