“Naomi is one of the country's most ambitious and innovative writers with a unique and highly contemporary take on folk and popular song, and an instinct for weaving stories that are both intimate and expansive” - Max Savage
"Naomi is THAT lyricist, the one that puts you in such a specific time and place so effortlessly. She paints pictures of such detail that you can smell the salt air or feel the earthen floor. Can't wait to hear where she takes us next" - Tommy Faith, Triple J
"Rich with a sense of the melancholic and mysterious"- The Music
Greenhill - "This is such a beauty, a gorgeous stripped back song that builds effortlessly into a beautiful rise"
- Zan Rowe, Triple J
"Her debut 2017 album Melaleuca was not only a confident release of minimal folk pop, effortlessly showcasing her lyrical sensitivity and ethereal voice, it also achieved her goal of making ‘simple’, stripped back music that would connect more deeply with people"- Paul Gough, ABC
Thoughtful, timeless and confessional, Adelaide's Naomi Keyte continues making waves with her distinctive blend of folk and alt-pop music. With a voice that is both gentle and powerful, and an exceptional band helping bring to life her image-rich lyrics, the sound this collective are creating is simultaneously minimal, generous and striking.
In 2020, Keyte released her latest single ‘Travelling Woman’ and won Best Folk (People's Choice) at the 2020 South Australian Music Awards. This follows the 2017 release of her debut album ‘Melaleuca’, a long string of awards and nominations, and performances at WOMADelaide, OzAsia, Here’s to Now and The Basket Range Festival.
In the past six months, Naomi has released two singles, Greenhill and Gillian, ahead of her album release in 2022.
Naomi is joined on stage by Flik Freeman (bass), Django Rowe (guitar) and Angus Mason (drums).