smith & frank is home-made ambient indie pop duo, toby meadows and taija marie davis, from brisbane. their tunes are full to the brim with beautiful guitar riffs, distant and whimsical vocals + oddly haunting percussion, which is delivered from tapping and banging of household objects.
after a night of rain and wine, with the help of a built-in macbook microphone, they discovered their sound was something pretty cool, after recording 'sorry for being brief'. the better part of instruments are found in household items and oddities lying around, giving their sound a raw and powerful feel. the following weeks saw plenty of writing and studio time then the release of their debut single 'charlie', which i think is a very lovely treat for the ears. you can download and sway to smith & frank at triple j unearthed.
toby is a familiar name around brisbane being the head honcho for local creative collective, contortionist studios. having an incredible ear for music, toby has set up his own studio within the contortionist warehouse where he has been recording the likes of mosman adler and arial haze. taija is well known for her work with rare finds as the online media publicist and freelance artist manager. her realisation of musical ability came a little later. never having had a singing lesson in her life, it was a shock to all when those notes came out.
needless to say, this pair are sure to be a prescence to keep an ear out for as they prepare for the stage! i can't wait for more recordings. because frank & smith are pretty alright.