Montaigne has been flying high since 2012. She was still in school when she first generated buzz with her sonorous voice and individualistic alt-pop – inspired by such diverse acts as Björk, The National and Arcade Fire. Indeed, she was a triple j Unearthed High finalist with her song Anyone But Me.
Since then, Montaigne released her debut EP ‘Life Of Montaigne’ which featured I’m A Fantastic Wreck, and I Am Not An End – singles championed by triple j and bloggers globally. She wound down an eventful 2014 by distinctively covering Sia’s Chandelier for triple j’s Like A Version. Last January the ingénue rebel scooped the publicly-voted ‘Next Big Thing’ title at Sydney station FBi Radio’s 2014 Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards. Her next release, Clip My Wings, amongst other accolades reached the coveted #1 most played slot on triple j.
Montaigne has established herself on the live circuit including sold-out national headline tours. She has also supported San Cisco, Megan Washington, Boy & Bear and electro phenomenon Japanese Wallpaper before joining the line ups for festivals such as Groovin The Moo, Come Together & Secret Garden. Most recently she appeared on tour with industry heavyweights Hilltop Hoods, providing guest vocals for their hit top 5 single on which she features, 1955.
Amongst much buzz, Montaigne rounded off 2015 with another sold out national tour, a nomination for NSW Voice of the Year in the AU Review’s Live Music Awards, a finalist spot in the APRA PDA Songwriting competition and was named runner up to Courtney Barnett in ‘It’s My Kind Of Scene’s’ Woman of the Year awards.
Her latest single, In The Dark, came out early 2016. Montaigne is currently on a solo national tour for In The Dark, including sold out dates in Sydney and Melbourne with an album scheduled for 2016.