And he should know.

Hitting these shores for a string of dates across the capital around Australia Day, the girl who’s stormed to success Down Under is getting ready to slay us with six shows in six days, kicking off at the 12 Bar Club on Jan 24.

Frasca first found fame winning Triple J’s 2006 Light Your Fuse competition for new acts, and she has followed this up with the 2010 Artist of the Year accolade at the Musicoz Awards. Her fusing of a soulful, distinctive voice with hulking riffs and blues grooves grabs you, but it is her unmistakable attitude that sucks you in.

Last year’s sophomore album Sound Painter earned her the best reviews of her career to date and that was despite the album being beset by problems throughout, such as the money to finish the record being nicked at Melbourne Airport.

She needn’t have worried – the Frasca fans pulled together AU$4500 to make sure the album could be realised. 

She’s also playing Camden Rock on Jan 25; Shepherd’s Bush Walkabout and Streatham’s The White Lion on Jan 26;Brixton’s Windmill on Jan 28; and 12 Bar Club again on Jan 29. For more details visit

12 Bar Club and more 
Jan 24-29 | Doors at TBC  |  £6+  

12 Denmark Street, WC2H 8NN  
Tube | Tottenham Court Road