We've written about Riley before. Riley Catherall is an Americana-influenced singer and songwriter based in Melbourne, with a warm, fluttering alt-country croon that is full of hooks and pathos-inflected vibrato. "Leave Me Out To Dry" is an ode to the perpetually damp towels that are left, neglected on the line, in winter.
This self-deprecating folk track explores a version of Riley that stumbles his way through the streets of Melbourne, challenging the world not to get too close. With an acoustic-friendly style that might remind you of Jason Isbell, or Caroline Spence, Riley has casually built a reputation as a one of Australia's most promising songwriters. In anticipation of a record release set for later in the year, Catherall is ready for his signature mix of folk and roots music to connect with a larger audience. Gifted with a natural tone that is both inviting and vulnerable, Catherall extends an empathetic safe-space to the dreamers among us. Even in our moments of weakness, we can choose to see something beautiful.
Riley's band consists of: Alex Warren on drums, Joel Loukes on Bass, Ryan Hillam on guitars, and Gabrielle Parker on keys and backing vocals.