The Melbourne, Australia-based singer/songwriter Helen Croome writes, records and performs under the moniker of Gossling. Bloggers, industry folks, and others across the States have been buzzing since the release of her latest single “Never Expire” back in August; in fact, the track landed at number 7 on Hype Machine’s list around the same time that it hit the top 20 on Triple J’s list in her native Australia.
Her sound manages to be a slickly produced amalgamation of plucked hairs, glistening guitars and European techno/disco – in some way her sound reminds me of a glammed up Kate Bush, or Little Boots and Still Corners’ Strange Pleasures. In that same sense, the material is chillingly haunting and eerie.
Gossling will be in the States, specifically for the CMJ Festival; she’ll be playing several sets during the festival including – the 15th at Piano’s; the 18th at Pete’s Candy Store; the 19th at Arlene’s Grocery and the Delancey; and an October 21st set in Los Angeles.