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YOUR MOTHER CRACKED
THE NEW GLASS TABLE
IN THAT OLD APARTMENT
I GUESS THAT CREATING FRACTURES
IS HOW SHE SHOWS SHE'S BROKENHEARTED

 
 

SAN TELMO; VEN CONMIGO
TELL ME, BABY,
WHEN CAN WE GO?

 


 

 

"EXTRAORDINARILY BEAUTIFUL... WHAT A HONEY-DRIPPING, RICH VOICE"
(ABC 720)
 

I played classical flute for eight years, got into music school, was astounded by the drudgery of it all, and dropped out two years later. That was when I started writing songs (on a barely-playable guitar my uncle had brought from a garage sale for five dollars). I was too scared to sing in front of anyone until an Italian hostel manager named Ghila in Argentina coerced me into perform at the weekly asado. I was so hopped up with anxiety afterwards that I played poker with shaky hands until five in the morning to calm myself down.

I'm not really scared of playing any more.

Since then I have won songwriting awards, performed across Australia, staged fringe and cabaret shows and in 2013 was a principal vocalist in CATS (Musae/ICW Productions). In 2016 I was mentored by Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), Jess Cornelius (Teeth and Tongue), Liz Stringer and Charles Jenkins (Ice Cream Hands, the Zhivagos).

"DALE SINGS OF LOVE, INSOMNIA, WEEKEND HOLIDAYS AND PAUSES TO POINT OUT THAT ONE TITLE SOUNDS LIKE IT REFERS TO A MASOCHIST CIRCUS ACT. A PARTICULARLY MEMORABLE TRACK OF DALE'S TELLS OF A JAPANESE FOREST WHERE A PEOPLE GO TO END THEIR LIVES, VERY NEARLY BRINGING ME TO TEARS." (LIMINA JOURNAL)

THE SHIP SAILED INTO HARBOUR ON MONDAY, 
AND THE BARROOMS ERUPTED IN FIGHTS,

AND THE WORLD WAS ERECTED ON TUESDAY:
THE STRIPED CANVAS AND GLITTER OF LIGHTS.

WITH THE MUSK AND MANURE OF THE TIGERS,
AND THE GREASE AND THE SPARK OF THE RIDES,
AND THE SHAVINGS OF
LAVENDER,
SAWDUST AND LEATHER INSIDE.

"IT WAS THE RAW, NATURAL POWER OF CAROLINE J. DALE'S FLOORING VOICE THAT STOLE THE SET." (DRUM MEDIA)

 
 

OH, THE THINGS
I COULD MAKE YOU FEEL
BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT YOU'VE EARNT MY TIME

I'VE NO INTENTION
OF OFFERING CENSURE;

I JUST THINK IT'S RIGHT TO BE KIND.