Evelyn Morris

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Evelyn Morris, also known as Pikelet, is a musician from the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.[1] Although she'd played piano from a young age she began her career in music as a hardcore/punk obsessed drummer, performing in many bands but mostly in Baseball[2] and True Radical Miracle. In 2003 she switched from drum kit to a mix of instruments and a loop pedal to start a solo career.[3] She utilises delay pedals, piano accordion, drums, guitar and other forms of percussion in her music.[4]

The name Pikelet comes from Evelyn’s mother, who used to spoil her kids with pikelets when she was a little strapped for cash. “She always had eggs, she always had flour and powdered milk in the cupboard, so she would just throw together pikelets,” Evelyn told Mess+Noise in 2007. “It was a really big deal for me, but I found out later that it was just what she did when she had nothing else.”[5]

Pikelet released her self-titled album in 2007.[1] She has toured throughout Australia, Europe and New Zealand playing with acts including Frida Hyvönen,[6] Jens Lekman,[7] Beirut, Camera Obscura, Darren Hanlon, The Blow, Sufjan Stevens and Ned Collette.

'Not So Still' is the title of her 2009 EP released on Special Awards Records. She has released three albums; Pikelet (2007), Stem (2010) and Calluses (2013) on the Chapter Musiclabel.

From 2010 Pikelet has come to refer to a band consisting of Morris, Shags Chamberlain, Tarquin Manek and Matthew Cox. Later releases have been described as 'deep psych pop' and songs have been written collaboratively[8]

She played at Melbourne's main Arts Festival in 2010, and was a speaker at the 2010 Melbourne live music rally.

Discography[edit]

  • Pikelet (Chapter Music, 2007)
  • Pre-Flight Jitters (Sabbatical, 2008)
  • Not So Still (2009)
  • Stem (2010)
  • Calluses (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pikelet's sweet as". The Age. 25 May 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Snowman, Baseball, Stature:Statue @ The Zoo, Brisbane". FasterLouder. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "SoKo, Pikelet and The Harpoons @ The Corner, Melbourne". FasterLouder. 6 January 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne musicians go all loopy". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Sarlos, Eliza "The Pikelet Recipe" Mess+Noise, 11 February 2007 link. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  6. ^ "A gilded ride into a much deeper place". The Age. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "O'Questrada: Concerto do Dia". Cotonete (Optimus Clix). 17 July 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  8. ^ http://chaptermusic.bandcamp.com/album/calluses

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