Singer/songwriter Josh Pyke hails from Australia, where he came onto the indie scene in 2005 with the release of his debut, Recordings 2003-2005. The album produced two hit radio tunes, "Middle of the Hill," which was voted number 19 on the Triple J Hottest 100 list for 2005, and "Private Education," which came in at number 57 on the same list a year later. Having made waves on the important indie/underground fan-created list, Pyke was signed to Australian label Ivy League Records in 2005. His first disc for the label was Feeding the Wolves. An Australian Recording Industry Association nomination earned him opportunities to collaborate with important artists such as Wayne Connolly, Matt Lovell, and Chris Joannou. Two years of heavy touring later, Memories & Dust came out to a warm reception. His keen melodic sense and incisive lyrics earned him fans all over his native Australia and the U.K. Chimney's Afire, recorded at Linear Recording Studios in Sydney, appeared in 2008, with the Wayne Connolly-produced Only Sparrows following in 2011. The Beginning & the End of Everything arrived in 2012.
~ Evan C. Gutierrez