“Suzannah Espie is one of Australia’s most enchanting artists” Stack Magazine
“On this heartfelt and honest album, Espie has displayed a masterful ability to make the personal public through music that is poignant, inclusive and inspiring.” Beat Magazine
“Stunning” ★★★★½ Stack Magazine
“Pure joy.” ★★★★½ The Age EG
Suzannah Espie has been casting spells over audiences across the globe since she first took to the stage with her alt-country pop band GIT in 1997. On her latest, critically acclaimed, self-produced album Mother’s Not Feeling Herself Today, she continues to mine the soulful and personal side of folk and country music. That she does so with such honesty and directness whilst still blending subtlety and beautiful melodies reinforces her standing as one of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters. Espie has tackled the subject of motherhood on her new album and it’s a sumptuous and ornate affair that isn’t afraid to venture into the dark, fear-wracked corners of the maternal experience. The results have been staggering, igniting candid conversations about a largely untouched subject wherever she goes. The country soul sound of her music perfectly channels the emotion in her songs with great weight and sensitivity from traditional country to fragile folk. The album was nominated for The Age Victorian Music Awards Best Folk/Roots Album 2015 and made just about every Australian best of list for 2015, including Rhythms Magazine, Triple R fm Off The Record, the Courier Mail and Radio National just to name a few.
‘Mothers Not Feeling Herself Today’ has topped her 2012 country-soul-blues-pop record ‘Sea of Lights’, which was picked in The Age EGs Top 15 Albums of 2012, won Rhythms Magazine’s ‘Album of the Year’, also scoring the prestigious Narni award from 3RRR’s Banana Lounge Broadcasters. In 2013 she joined an honour role of Australian musicians including John Butler and Archie Roach to win Port Fairy Folk Music Festival Maton Artist of The Year, and in 2008 she was named the MBAS Blues Performer of the Year.