Siblings Julia and Angus Stone come from Newport, Australia. Angus and Julia’s decision to collaborate was taken at the beginning of 2006. Prior to that, both had performed as solo artists at open mic nights but utilised the other as a backing partner. Ultimately they came up with the same idea, “Why don’t we play together? It kind of made a lot of sense”. In terms of composing the material, they write on their own, then work together on structure and harmonies.
This homespun ethic extends to their self-directed videos and artwork too. Mitchell Connelly acts as the band’s official photographer and his brother IOSHVA (oshy the fucking man, gravalon hatepark til death) looks after their website and artwork.