Growing up in Adelaide, Australia, Josh Kroehn’s passion for music developed from a young age. Discovering his parent’s collection of LPs and CDs led to a broad and at times eclectic taste in music. His appetite for new music fuelled his curiosity to discover new and different genres and the plethora of instruments that created these sounds – this exploration drew him to the guitar at the age of 9.
His guitar playing style as a youngster was initially driven by the energy and raw emotion of heavier music and in particular by his idol guitar icons James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, however, a change in schools in 2011, meeting new friends and the life challenges we all face conspired to reveal a deep-seated emotional connection to music which opened his world further to genres of all types.
The diversity of his early influences in addition to those he has found later in life have shaped the type of music that he composes, in particular the virtuosic guitar playing of Ben Howard, John Martyn and Nick Drake, as well as the compositional approaches from Radiohead and Talk Talk.
Creating his own music in Australia, starting with his debut single ‘Processed Life’ and the subsequent EP ‘Something I’ve Found’ has been a success for the singer-songwriter. Josh debuted the Triple J Unearthed charts, peaking at number 7 and earnt rave reviews from Triple J presenters and producers, not to mention glowing reviews in Happy Mag, Buzz Music and Glamglare.
Now, Josh is set to wow the rest of the world with his brand new single ‘Never Found’ ahead of his debut album set to be released later this year. With honest lyrics, fragile delivery and unusual guitar tunings and fingerstyle technique, we’re sure that Josh will be as successful with this new music as he has been in the past in his homeland and we’re super excited for his future!