Sounds Crafty: Julia Deans

Julia Deans, The Ruby Lounge, Wellington

Best known as the stunning voice of Fur Patrol, Julia Deans is currently building her reputation as a solo artist. She collaborated with Tiki Taane on Past, Present, Future, and last year toured with singer/songwriter and fellow Cantabrian Anika Moa. Now her own much anticipated debut solo album is just around the corner. Fresh from her recent tour of New Zealand, Julia reveals her crafty background and shares a few of her favourites from Felt – read the full story here.

Sounds Crafty is a special series of craft showcases picked by Kiwi musicians, bands and DJs, published throughout New Zealand Music Month. Previously featuring artists such as Minuit’s Ruth Carr, Nathan King, The Twitch’s Fleur Jack, singer/songwriter Flip Grater and Hera, Sounds Crafty brings rhythm and craft together and finds out what NZ musos make of it all.

Whose music is like a hand-knitted cardigan lined with cryptic crosswords? Which well-known Kiwi singer/songwriter comes from a long line of Canterbury artists and crafters? These intriguing questions and many more will be answered on Felt during the month of May. Stayed tuned!

Photograph of Julia courtesy of Sunday Star Times.