Tag: Sui Zhen
Thinking of FBi Social’s unpretentious, inexpensive and welcoming atmosphere gets me hot under the collar. The venue’s regular programming of a refreshingly diverse array of fine up-and-coming musicians makes me short of breath. And tonight, with the folk lineup it is sporting, it’s showing off its best assets and looking particularly sexy. Phwoar!
Becky Freeman is one busy bee. The lady who calls herself Sui Zhen for the purposes of folksy solo-songwriting released her charming debut Two Seas this month, and she’s hard at work in Melbourne when I call her, getting ready to launch a new website dedicated to documentary-style video.
If there’s one genre of music I tend to approach with such a degree of prejudice that I could almost accuse myself of misogyny, it’s female-fronted twee-folk. And sure, there are plenty of music fans out there who’d love to hear anything that could
be described as a cross between Joanna Newsom and Lisa Mitchell – but I know I’m not alone in regarding such artists with some suspicion, at least on first listen.