Recorded predominantly by Lucie at her home studio in a little cottage on Australia's far south coast, Where Night Birds Call is a stirringly assured collection from this fine songsmith who is without question hitting her stride. Moving through Lucie's distinctive heart-of-winter folks songs ('Walking Late', 'Home Sized Town'), to the deliciously close-lipped lilt of 'The Upfield Line' and 'The Movies', to the rugged, spacious rock 'n' roll of 'Shot in the Dark' and 'Five Years', 'Where Night Birds Call' delivers a richness of breadth and feeling that encapsulates a remarkable songwriting personality, while resonating with the gentle deliberator in us all.
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There are plenty of folk songwriters who try to grab you and hit you over the head with their message; Victoria’s Lucie ...more
Sydney Morning Herald
Thorne is one member of the elite club of local singer/songwriters (think Holly Throsby, Clare Bowditch) creating sublime folk/pop
The songs on Where Night Birds Call are close enough to touch. Thorne's near-whispered, lovelorn vignettes are startlingly and infinitely believable; spare and skeletal in terms of ideas and arr...more