Domini Forster leads you through the dusk-lit corridors of her intricate song- stories, each scene as intimate and lovelorn as tea-stained lace. Forster’s distinctive voice shifts effortlessly from commanding call to lilting, whisper-close falsetto, earning her comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell.

On the back of extensive touring with renowned Australian artist Lior, Forster released her debut album Raven in March 2017 with a national headline tour. Hovering deftly in the breathless spaces between light and dark, Raven is a remarkably assured debut that marks Forster as one of Melbourne’s brightest new voices in modern folk.

“Australian indie folk music has a new queen.”
— Beat Magazine
“I can confidently say that Domini has left the strongest imprint on audiences of any opening act I have worked with over the last decade.”
— Lior
“Raven is one of the most impressive local releases in the last twelve months…a compelling and intricate album with a dark narrative arc.”
— The Northsider
RAVEN (2017)

RAVEN (2017)


Steeped in melody and awash with ornate chamber arrangements, Raven was produced by indie ‘it kid’ Nick Huggins (Kid Sam; Hello Satellites; Oscar + Martin), and recorded in the fading light of late Summer at the sleepy coastal village of Point Lonsdale.

The album is an unfeigned paean to the Shadow. “It’s about the darker, more destructive elements of the psyche”, Forster explains. “The Raven became a symbol of the imperfect parts of myself that I’m trying to understand... My dark bird.”

Sweeping strings collide with gritty swells of organ and haunting chromatic lines that weave, ivy-green, through a tapestry of ukulele, piano, banjo, guitar, and acoustic bass. Suspended above it all, Forster's dynamic voice acts as both spur and salve.

Forster made a strong impression on the local music scene with her debut EP Little Dreamer, produced by Tony Buchen (Montaigne; Washington). A festival favourite, she has played The Sydney Road Street Party, Nannup Music Festival, Mullum Music Festival, and Happy Wanderer, to name just a few. But everything changed in 2013, when she was hand-picked by renowned Australian songwriter Lior to support on his national tour. “I can confidently say that Domini has left the strongest imprint on audiences of any opening act I have worked with over the last decade”, says Lior.

In March, Domini took to the road under her own banner, launching Raven with a national headline tour, culminating in a packed out show at Melbourne's Toff in Town. The album pulled a 9/10 from Beat Magazine and a four star review from Forte, as well as snagging feature album of the week on Eastside Radio. Raven was also featured in the PBS Top Ten and the Triple R Soundscape, while the single 'Then You Stop' made it into the AMRAP Metro Chart top ten and was featured by Triple J in their Best Film Clips of February segment. 

Domini is currently working on material for a sophomore album.  

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