Photo Credit: Agostino Soldati

Photo Credit: Agostino Soldati

“I am an old soul, but I have young bones,” sings Little Wise on ‘Silver Birch’, the title track off her 2016 debut record. Little Wise, AKA Melbournian songwriter Sophie Klein, is a truth-teller whose words and music leave you feeling more alive and heart-achingly human than ever before. Whether she’s slinging her electric guitar in a rollicking Roots-Rock number, or quietly strumming a wistful acoustic folk refrain, Little Wise will break your heart and stitch it back together again - melodically, piece by piece. Her sound fuses classic Americana and Folk-Roots with a good dose of Melbourne swagger.

The album ‘Silver Birch’ is a “collection of carefully-assembled songs with profound stories” (Listening Through the Lens). It was featured on PBS and RRR, won ‘Best Debut Release’ in the Rhythms Magazine Writers’ Poll and received national airplay on Triple J, ABC Radio National and Double J. For the album, Little Wise collaborated with production team ‘MEJU’, comprising Megan Bernard and Kalju Tonuma (Neil Finn, Hunters and Collectors). Recorded partly in Klein’s childhood home before it was handed over to new owners, the album radiates a nostalgic longing for the past. Fans have expressed deep resonance with the work, as the letters of love have poured in. The album follows Little Wise’s previous independent EPs– Moments of Clarity’ (2012) and ‘Sweet Rain Falling’ (2014).

Most recently, Little Wise has dropped her new single ‘100 Degrees’, which hails a new gritty, guitar-driven era for the outfit and raises the bar once again. The song showcases her new trio line-up of adored songwriter Rosie Burgess moonlighting on bass guitar and distinctive drummer Pam Zaharias, who lifts the music to even greater heights. ‘100 Degrees’ remained in the AMRAP Community radio charts for 5 weeks and held the #1 position for 3 consecutive weeks.

Little Wise has just returned from her first visit to the US, where she walked in the footsteps of her idols and graced the stage at the renowned Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN as part of Americanafest 2017. The recent months have also seen Little Wise showcase at Australian Music Week 2017 and play a string of support shows for Frazey Ford (Canada). Watch out for this artist as:

Little Wise is destined for big things. Sophie Klein sings with the wisdom of an old soul
— Nkechi Anele, Triple J
Little Wise onstage at The Bella Union, SILVER BIRCH Album Launch Show-  November 2016. Photo Credit: Caitlin Bryan. 

Little Wise onstage at The Bella Union, SILVER BIRCH Album Launch Show-  November 2016. Photo Credit: Caitlin Bryan.