You’d be forgiven for thinking that Baby Blue have been around for longer than two years given their prolificacy in the Melbourne music scene. Having quickly become a staple of the local scene through their relentless gigging, the band, centred around Rhea Caldwell, have been turning heads with their infectious melodies and live show which is a joy to behold.
Tapping into sounds of 60s surf rock with a sprinkling of Americana and indie pop, the result is charming and considered concoction from an exciting new talent to watch.
Baby Blue features an evolving lineup of Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett, L.A. Mood, Gumboot), Nathanael Riley (19th Century Strongmen, Captain Apples), Cordelia Crosby (Genna Rose Bruce), Andrew Campbell (Jim Lawrie, Lipsync Chicks), Perrin Date (New Band), Liam‘Snowy’ Halliwell (Jade Imagine, No Local, The Ocean Party), Jesse Williams (Girlatones, Leah Senior) and Josh Coleman (Gumboot); an inarguably high calibre cast of some of Melbourne’s most in-demand musicians. In the band’s short existence they’ve been invited to open up 2017’s Boogie Festival and play at Bello Winter Music, and have supported international bands Chastity Belt, Benjamin Booker and The Courtneys,as well as fellow Australian luminaries G Flip, Husky, Jordie Lane, Ella Hooper and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
Baby Blue release Do What You Like, their second EP on Melbourne-based label Neat Lawn. The collection of five songs produced by Paul Maybury (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Augie March, Cable Ties) serves as a significant leap forward for Caldwell in terms of establishing her now idiosyncratic style of writing.