Special Guests This Way North
It’s easy to forget that This Way North is a two-piece band. With Cat Leahy on drums and Leisha Jungalwalla wailing on her electric guitar, the duo create a uniquely full, expansive sound that leaves the audience stunned. Hailing from regional Victoria, they first met in northern Canada at the renowned British Columbian ArtsWells Festival. Realizing they lived 500m away from each other in Melbourne, they made plans to jam back home and This Way North was born. 2018 saw the release of the duo's second EP, recorded in Toronto with Canadian producer Derek Downham (Eagles of Death Metal, Broken Social Scene, Holy F*ck). The EP is a six-song collection that showcases the band’s evolution from the rootsy rock of 2016’s EP to a new realm of luscious, groove-laden, harmony driven altpop and synth-rock.
Awarded BEST REGIONAL / OUTER SUBURBAN ACT 2018 by THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS we're proud to have special guests and true friend, This Way North back as special Paddock Session guests .
“Those rumbling drums, that sneaky little slide guitar line... the way it all comes together to become a lush, powerful piece of music that’s so easy to get caught up in.”
- DOUBLE J RADIO
"This Way North brought the 'power duo' concept to another level. Groove driven, their vocal blend crossed genres and kept the audience genuinely engaged for the entire set. A great festival act which would be a great add to any event”
- ATMOSPHERE GATHERING, CANADA