“Oceanique make the sort of music that heals souls, so they’re just what the world needs right now.” - Andrea Thompson, Around the Sound
Oceanique are a twin sister duo from Perth WA with ethereal harmonies and peaceful folk energies, their songs capture moments in time, with an inquisitive sense of wonder and awe.
When you combine Maddy's acoustic guitar and Jess's weaving piano melodies with dual sibling vocal harmonies you get Oceanique. With their roots deep in regional Western Australia, their stories and past experiences of growing up in, living in and leaving a regional town reflect in and throughout their songwriting.
Since 2019 sisters Maddy and Jess have released four singles, and an EP accompanied by three regional West Australian tours connecting with people across WA. Their recent single tour saw them sell out shows in Albany and Fremantle. In their time they’ve graced stages across Australia performing at Nannup Music Festival, Hear and Now Festival, WAMFest and Hidden Treasures.
2022 has started strong for Oceanique with them landing a residency at the Leederville Songwriters Club and saw them support award winning songwriter, Emily Barker on her WA album tour. Their latest single ‘Emotional Weight’, released in April, is the second taste of Oceanique’s anticipated debut album, and sheds light on the growth of the sister’s songwriting and musicianship with its lyrics diving deep into the uncontrollable tides of time, space and memory, and its production reaching new heights with densely layered harmonies, keys and percussion making way for calming moments of pure vocal excellence, before imploding again into crashing waves of epic crescendos.
“Some light, airy and beautiful pop folk. The harmonies!!!” 4 stars – Lu Hill, Triple J
Their debut album, recorded and produced by James Newhouse (The Waifs, San Cisco, Banjo Lucia) is set for release in 2023 with its proceeding singles to be released this September and early next year.
Their 2021 single “Hiding from You” was added to the RTR FM sound selection and received airplay and praise on Double J, Triple R, 4ZZZ and other community radios across Australia.
“Really beautiful folk music, floating from the clouds type of vibes” - Matt Perrett, RTR FM
Their single ‘Drift’ reached number nine on the Triple J Unearthed roots charts and received regular radio play across WA.
“It's lovely, warming harmonies from Oceanique” - Tommy Faith, Triple J Unearthed
In March 2021 Oceanique released their debut EP ‘Flowers from Home’, mixed and mastered by James Newhouse (The Waifs, San Cisco). The five track EP is beaming with sibling harmonies and nostalgia and was labelled as a “love letter to their hometown” by RTR FM and received praise and airplay on Double J from Henry Wagons and Sarah Howells.
“Oceanique have got it” - Henry Wagons, Double J
Along with the EP release, the pair embarked on a six-week regional tour beginning at Nannup Music Festival where they were selected as one of the emerging artists to watch. They then wove their way through coastal towns and fell into the hearts of people across regional WA and Australia. The EP received great praise with reviews from Triple J and Perth’s Around the Sound and airplay on 4ZZZ, RTR FM, ABC Southwest, Denmark FM and more.
“Stop whatever you are doing and listen to Oceanique and thank us later!” - Beat Buzz News
Whether performing as a duo, or with a full band, Oceanique’s seasoned musicianship and ineffable sibling chemistry continue to resonate long after the final siren song.