Piperlain combines the sounds of acoustic, alternative pop/folk/rock and electronica with emotive, passionate vocals.
Formed by singer/songwriters Benjamin Knight and Rebecca Voorn-Knight, the Piperlain sound has been compared to a contemporary version of The Cranberries and The Corrs with similarities to Sarah Blasko and Josh Pyke.
Originating from The Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, influences for Piperlain include Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Empire of the Sun, The Cranberries, Pink Floyd, Blondie and The Doors. The Piperlain sound has been described as “poetic” and “quirky” by The Grove Studios and “emotive” with “layers of depth” by Sony.
In 2014 Piperlain made the finals of the B&T Madweek Battle of the Bands where they received commendation from Sony on live performance and song writing talent. Joining the band to perform live were Greg McGrath on drums and Frank Davey on bass. Andy Sheehan joined later on keyboards, Jess Ung did a stint on drums and Attila Szoboszlay on lead guitar.
In 2017 Piperlain released the concept album “Mother Mourned”, which recounts the personal and emotional journey of two people growing up with and caring for mothers with serious illnesses. It was recorded at The Grove Studios in 2014 with producer Josh Telford and executive producer Paul Iannuzzelli. It was mastered at Studios 301 by ARIA award winning engineer Steve Smart.
The album has received positive reviews by the music industry and media:
“Mother Mourned…a devastating, tragically beautiful concept album…full of confessional lyrics and understated, quietly devastating instrumentation”
Joseph Earp – The Brag
“People can endure a lot if they just have the right music to help them through…Mother Mourned is an album that simply must be released!”
Michael Hayes – 2MCR Rare Traxx & Eclectic
“Mother Mourned…is an honest album that is raw and emotionally driven..their decision to work through the major impact their individual experiences had upon each other has resulted in this wonderful concept album…the musicianship and production on the album is excellent…the intense emotionality could easily have overwhelmed the project…it is to Ben and Rebecca’s credit that they were able to channel that intensity into such a controlled and beautifully realised finished product”
Ian Phillips – PS News
Benjamin Knight – lead guitar / rhythm guitar / vocals / drums / keyboards / percussion
Rebecca Voorn-Knight – lead vocals / rhythm guitar / percussion
Frank Davey – bass
Andy Sheehan – keyboards
Attila Szoboszlay – lead guitar
Greg McGrath – drums