Josh Kroehn is the Adelaide-based singer songwriter we need to tune into this summer. Following the success of his debut EP which he launched in his native Australia, Josh is ready to build on his fanbase with his brand new track ‘Never Found’ which he is releasing ahead of his debut album later this year.
Josh’s passion for music developed from a young age. Discovering his parent’s collection of LPs and CDs led to a broad and at times eclectic taste in music. His appetite for new music fuelled his curiosity to discover new and different genres and the plethora of instruments that created these sounds – this exploration drew him to the guitar at the age of 9. His guitar playing style as a youngster was initially driven by the energy and raw emotion of heavier music and in particular by his idol guitar icons James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, however, a change in schools in 2011, meeting new friends and the life challenges we all face conspired to reveal a deep-seated emotional connection to music which opened his world further to genres of all types.
Now, releasing music more similar to the likes of Ben Howard and John Martyn, Josh combines honest lyrics with unusual guitar tunings and fingerstyle technique that leave his listeners bewildered that he is playing solo. His previous single ‘Processed Life’ and his subsequent EP ‘Something I’ve Found’ were met with immediate success back in Australia,seeing him debut in the Triple J Unearthed charts, peaking at number 7 and earning rave reviews from Triple J presenters and producers, not to mention glowing reviews in Happy Mag, Buzz Music and Glamglare.
Josh’s music is written about life, and one thing that you can be assured of is that the music will always come straight from the heart and be uniquely authentic. So, whilst we wait for the release of his latest single, listen to the songs which made him a hit down under in the links below.