The guitar/drums two-piece This Way North are Leisha Jungalwalla (Jungal) and Cat Leahy (Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, Miss Quincy, Lisa Miller). Punchy and left of centre, but with a universally appealing groove and melody, This Way North’s live shows are powerful. Cat brings solid groove based, dynamic power drumming, while Leisha sways with swampy slide guitar, slimmed down soul vocals and compelling alt-pop melodies. Sometimes likened to The Black Keys, Tame Impala and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, their unique musical connection creates an explosive sound that’s rarely realised by just two artists on stage. Audiences are drawn in by the powerful performances of these two seasoned musicians. The moment This Way North embrace the stage the audience engage – that’s just how it is.
Releasing their second track for 2017 This Way North aren’t mucking around giving us some serious Eargasims. Following up from February’s summer sizzler ‘Head Above Water’…
…the pair drop their latest single ‘Pressure’, a track that takes a very different turn from their previous releases. ‘Pressure’ is reminiscent of an 80’s teenage movie anthem, a pop gem dripping with lush guitar tracks and tight synth-like drumming. ‘Pressure’ was written when lead singer Leisha Jungalwalla was in the midst of having a ‘finger in too many pies’ juggling full-time high school teaching, playing AFL football and touring. ‘Pressure’ is about how easy it is to drift away from yourself when there are so many different responsibilities that are pressed upon you. The places you go in your mind when it feels like there is too much going on in your life to keep up with.
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