madeline leman and the desert swells

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what you need to know…

Over the past four years Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells have been a fresh voice on Melbourne’s Americana scene. Their combination of 60’s surf, 70’s pop and unique brand of ‘Femmericana’ twang is sinful and soulful, heartbreaking and leg shaking.

Moving from seasoned solo performer to energetic band leader was a natural progression for Leman who has spent the last few years carefully developing the band’s hybrid sound. Influenced by Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin and Carole King, Madeline captivates audiences with stories of strong women who ramble their way through the mundane and the profound. With lush vocal harmonies, playful storytelling and a wild onstage energy The Desert Swells’ live show is not to be missed.

Check out Madeline’s epic femme funk jam, ‘Diva with the Fever of Change.’