Pikelet is Evelyn Morris, a musical wunderkind raised in the outer suburbs of Melbourne who first ventured onto local stages as a hardcore-obsessed drummer, serving on sticks in such heavy-hitting Melbourne institutions as Baseball and True Radical Miracle. But a few years ago, something tickled Evelyn’s brain in a funny way and she felt compelled to grab an old accordion, a guitar and a delay pedal, and launch a decidedly un-hardcore solo career.
The name comes from Evelyn’s mother, who used to spoil her kids with pikelets when she was a little strapped for cash. “She always had eggs, she always had flour and powdered milk in the cupboard, so she would just throw together pikelets,” Evelyn told Mess + Noise Magazine. “It was a really big deal for me, but I found out later that it was just what she did when she had nothing else.”
After her acclaimed self-tited debut in 2007, Pikelet has expanded into a four piece live band, taking her wide-eyed pop sailing into the psychedelic stratosphere. New album Stem is an incredible expansion of vision, filled with a kind of cosmic space-prog clearly the work of a woman enchanted.
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Melbourne exploratory synth-pop four-piece Pikelet return with third album Calluses, the follow-up to 2010’s Australian Music Prize-shortlisted Stem.
Recorded with John Lee (Lost Animal, Mountains In the Sky), Callusesis a darker, denser beast than its predecessors. The celebrated Stem can now be seen as a transitional record, bridging the gap between [...]
Melbourne psych pop wonders Pikelet return with the first evidence from their upcoming third album Calluses. Premiered today on Spin, teaser track Pressure Cooker is an eerie, loping marvel – six minutes of dark, dreamy post-apocalyptic shuffle – apocalysmic disco? It’s a sure sign that third album Calluses, due out on Chapter Music in August, is gonna be worth the [...]
Not so surprisingly, after their recent nomination for the 2010 Australian Music Prize, Melbourne pop psych wonders Pikelet are currently in hot demand.
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Stem is the second album by Evelyn Morris, aka Melbourne folk-psych wunderkind Pikelet, whose recent tours with the likes of Dirty Projectors, Devendra Banhart, Sufjan Stevens and Goldfrapp have won her scads of fans around the nation. A split release with Love+Mercy Records, Stem builds on the heady, swirling loops of her 2007 self-titled debut, [...]
Stem Album of the Week at 3RRR, 2SER, 6RTR, EDGE FM, SYN FM
‘Weakest Link’ single playlisted at JJJ
“She’s an astronaut” The Age EG
“The palette of Pikelet is so wide and expressive, and it’s the thing that makes listening to the entirety of Stem such a joy” Dom Alessio, Mess & Noise
“Bewitching. Sumptuous, somersaulting summer music” 4/5 Herald Sun
**** (four stars) Sydney Morning [...]