All Our Exes Live in Texas swung by the Rolling Stone office recently to play 'Parking Lot'. The indie-folk-meets-country foursome, of Elana Stone (accordion), Katie Wighton (guitar), Hannah Crofts (ukulele) and Georgia Mooney (mandolin), showcase how their vocals effortlessly blend to create some sweet harmonies.
Starting with just Hannah Crofts' vocals and finger-picking, the songs builds with the rest of the band slowly joining, adding in harmonies, background vocals and strumming, creating a warm bath of sound that gently laps at you.
These four jazz-trained musicians joined forces back in 2013 to play a handful of songs from O Brother, Where Art Thou? for a show. They found their way around new instruments and harmonising and thought they should keep this going. Next they needed a name. Some googling of country song titles – thanks George Strait’s “All My Exes Live In Texas” – and a bit of a tweak and they were on their way.
Four years on and they've released their debut album, When We Fall – filled with songs telling of heartbreak and endurance, with wry and funny lines slipped in between – and are touring Australia throughout July; details here.