Rising star heads to Fire Station

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times
Carla Geneve.
Camera IconCarla Geneve.

Fresh from releasing her second single, Listening, Carla Geneve is kicking off her debut national tour with a gig at the Fire Station in Busselton tomorrow night.

The 19-year-old described her sound as a mix of folk structures and lyrics with rock-based tones.

Growing up in Albany, the Perth-based musician has shared the stage with Belle and Sebastian, Gomez and Jen Cloher, as well as playing sets at Falls Festival and Groovin the Moo.

The release of Listening comes off the back of a stellar few years for Geneve, who has won several accolades including triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Western Australian Music’s 2017 best regional artist, and the inaugural Mojo Rising Band Competition.

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Accompanied by a three-piece band, Geneve said she retained her strong folk influence and background through her lyrics.

“Lyrics are very important to me,” she said. “I kind of just write exactly what I’m going through.”

“(Listening) was the first track we did in the studio, so we recorded it how we’ve been playing it live and ... it was interesting to see how it turned out.”

Geneve will play at the Fire Station on Saturday night from 8pm. Entry is free.

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