Fair Maiden ~ Fair Maiden
Fair Maiden is the moniker of Adelaide-born musician Ellen Carey. Following her previous work in Australian post-punk legends Jemima Jemima, as well as Birth Glow and Clue to Kalo, Fair Maiden began as a solo venture in 2008. Initially a sparse maneuver of backing-tracks with kaleidoscopic vocal arrangements, the intervening period has seen Carey incubate material and gather long-time collaborators together to perform as a full band.
Fair Maiden has Carey’s striking voice at its core, at times sweet and obliging; at others doused with peculiar, unearthly majesty. Remarkable in its versatility, her vocal guides Fair Maiden’s reach from songs of disarming, haunted folk to subversive 60’s pop laments.