‘Indie-folky-goodness’ is a term used a lot when describing the Brisbane indie-folk duo Texas Tea. I can’t help but think this is quite apt, but there is a raw, grittiness that this band brings that almost puts me in mind of the American country music scene – well back in the days of Johnny Cash.
One of the things I love most about the band’s lead singer, Kate Jacobson, is that she ‘sings Australian.’ If you’re not quite sure what I mean by that, think Missy Higgins. There’s no way this band could be mistaken for American country music singers, yet their Australiana blends so well with the genuine country music feel.
The newly released single ‘Heart Says Yes (Head Says No)’ which is available for free download on their website, is not a big move away from their previous collection of songs under the album name Free Tracks. But with great raw, Aussie music like this, why would you really need to change?