Nicole Skeltys

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Nicole Skeltys
Nicole sings to the mountains.jpg
Background information
Birth nameNicole Skeltys
Also known asArtificial
OriginCanberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation(s)musician, composer, singer, presenter, writer
InstrumentsSynthesizer, electronics, laptop, Softsynth, drum machine, computer, sampler, voice
Years active1992-2018
LabelsSony Music Entertainment, Shock Records, Festival Mushroom Records, Creative Vibes, Psy-Harmonics, Inertia, Uh Oh Music, Nephilim, Mana, MUK

Nicole Skeltys is an Australian composer, writer and presenter. From 1993 to 2003 she was part of B(if)tek, an Australian electronica and dance act. Skeltys also released electronic music under the name Artificial during this period and was a member of Clan Analogue.[1] In 2002 she was the writer for the webcomic Pigeon Coup[2] She co-composed the soundtrack for the first season of Lonely Planet TV series Lonely Planet Six Degrees.[3] In 2004, Skeltys expanded her musical repertoire beyond pure electronica .[4] She established a Melbourne-based band Dust,[5] consisting of vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, and which has been described as a "mixture of country twang, melancholy folk and urban scrawl, all with psychedelic overtones".[6] In late 2007, she established a psychedelic folk duo called The Jilted Brides with American filmmaker and photographer Tanya Andrea Stadelmann,[5] and in 2008 and 2009 took up a number of artist residencies across the United States.[7] In 2009 Skeltys became an artist in residence at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.[8] Nicole produced a short music mockumentary,[9] which won a platinum REMI award for group music video production in the 2012 Houston Worldfest international film festival.[10]

In 2011 Skeltys and Byron Scullin produced the soundtrack to the documentary film A Life Exposed.[11] In 2013 Skeltys released the compilation album Citizens United,[5][12] followed by Deal With Your Disenchantment in 2018.[13] About the latter album, she has been quoted as saying: "I wanted to reimagine myself looking at the world through Bob Dylan's eyes in the '60s/early '70s – only I'm a 21st-century woman, and the political and social issues are the ones we are dealing with now."[14] After release of Deal with your Disenchantment, Skeltys performed at venues in London,[15] the Northcote Social Club[14] and the Ealing Blues Festival.[16]


  1. ^ "Artificial | Clan Analogue".
  2. ^ "Pigeon Coup".
  3. ^ "Six Degrees full cast".
  4. ^ "About". Nicole Skeltys.
  5. ^ a b c "Nicole Skeltys | Radio Black Forest".
  6. ^ "Terrascope Online Reviews for July 2007".
  7. ^ Sheridan, Patricia. "I Picked Pittsburgh: The Jilted Brides, up from Down Under". Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  8. ^ "The Rebel Spirit, Pt 1". 28 May 2010.
  9. ^ Nicole Skeltys; Lucy Foley (2010). "Skeltys and Foley: The Journey of the Band of Discovery". Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  10. ^ "HIFF Platinum REMI Award".
  11. ^ "A Life Exposed | Filmmakers". Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Citizens United". Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Deal With Your Disenchantment". Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  14. ^ a b Rose, Anna (30 January 2019). "Nicole Skeltys & The Disenchanted try to look at the world through Bob Dylan's eyes". Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Past Events". Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  16. ^ "Ealing Blues Festival – Day 1". Retrieved 24 October 2020.

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