James and Caiti from Sietta are about to take a songwriting break over the summer holidays in preparation for their follow up album due for release next year. Not only have they been busy touring with TZU over the last few months, they performed at the Opera House for the one and only night of Dr Seuss Meets Elefant Traks. And what a night it was!
If you’re in Darwin around December 7, then you’ll probably want to catch Sietta at The Happy Yess for their last show of 2012! And what a better way to see the year out with an intimate, limited ticketed show at one of Darwin’s iconic community venues, the Yess. Oh, by the way, this gig will be the first show the guys will be filming professionally. So you if you wanna be in an exclusive first time ever shooting, Grab tickets before they sell out! You can do that here.
Sietta have just released an exclusive free track for those who have joined their monthly newsletter. The track Way Down In The Hole is a cover of Tom Waits track made famous by the hit HBO television show The Wire. Here’s what Sietta had to say about the track.
“Before writing our debut album we sunk our teeth into a lot of media. Music, movies, comedy, art and TV shows. HBO’s The Wire happened to be a favourite between us. We realised that both of us never fast-forwarded the opening credits. Tom Waits had something to do with that. His iconic song ‘Way Down In The Hole’ was interpreted by 5 different artists (including himself) and used as The Wire’s theme song. (S1 – The Blind Boys Of Alabama, S2 – Tom Waits, S3 – The Neville Brothers, S4 – DoMaJe, S5 – Steve Earle) On completion of all 5 seasons of The Wire, we knew the song pretty well and added our version to our repertoire. Please enjoy our lo-fi version of Way Down In The Hole!” – Sietta