"Pickett's major strengths lie in his ear for melody and harmony, with the breezier songs like The Mystic's Trip and Thank You Where Did You Go? backdropped by weighty, sumptuous vocal arrangements, and in penning delightful, rollicking alt-country gems, like Everything and Lorelei." - Sydney Morning Herald
"Slightly creepy, strangely soothing, and entirely enthralling, Jethro Pickett’s latest offering Gene is your golden ticket to the world’s most twisted chocolate factory." - Happy Mag
Jethro Pickett is a Melbourne based singer songwriter who has just released his second record, France, via Behind The Beat Records. Written and Recorded between Dublin, London and Yikesville studio in Melbourne, France is a fresh sounding release with elements of freak folk and psychedelia. Melodic songs are at the core. Currently on tour in Europe, catch Jethro live with his band or order France at all good record stores.
2013 saw the release of Jethro's debut album By the Time I Get to Wilmot, consisting of ten songs that journey from the Tasmanian hills to the heart of the listener. Through a warm voice and collection of classic sounds, he guides the audience along a trail of stories and insights from the past to the present. Histories and hopes are revealed in these intriguing songs.
Jethro and band have performed in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Australia, the UK and Ireland. They've also been fortunate to play alongside some of their favourite acts enjoying festival slots at Castlepalooza, Féile Na Bealtaine, HWCH in Dublin and Electric Picnic.
"If you’re in need of an album to soundtrack the beauty and absurdity of life, look no further than France. This is a record enriched by odyssey, intrigue and above all – uniqueness." - Happy Mag
"It's music with its roots far back in time, delivered with a lot of personality, keeping the melodies always at the core.
So sit back and listen. Don’t press anything but play and let Jethro Pickett be the soundtrack to your life" - ifoundmusic.com
"Fleeting glimpses of Dylan, John Prine and Nick Drake float in and out of Pickett’s songs" - Goldenplec