Sweet Whirl is Melbourne artist Esther Edquist. Using her bass guitar as a singularly expressive lead instrument, Esther imbues bleak moments with space, mystery and romance. The Sweet Whirl live band includes drummer James Vinciguerra from Total Control, and Liam Barton of Laura Jean and Gregor’s live band.
Esther’s previous band Superstar released two albums of delay-drenched pop on the Bedroom Suck label. She also released a tape of no-fi solo bass and vocal recordings on experimental label Nice Music in 2016.
“With music this soft on your skin, small acts of rebellion feel big.” – The Guardian
“Beautifully melancholic and ethereal” – Lost At E Minor
“This might not be music for fucking but it could be music for thinking about making love” – Who the Hell