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GIMMY (fka Gimmy Flowens) is the solo project of Northern Rivers-based artist, Gemma Owens. You may already be familiar with Owens as the lead singer and guitarist of charismatic garage-rock quartet, The Oogars.
Gemma's years performing and crafting her songwriting with The Oogars brings an instant edge to her solo endeavour. Her first single as Gimmy Flowens was ‘Away For A While’ (2020) and unveiled an enchanting folk texture and softness, whereas her debut EP, 'Trying' (2021) featuring ‘Don’t Be Afraid’, saw a bold shift in imagery and musical style.
GIMMY has a chameleon approach to songwriting, while her powerful vocal delivery and lyricism is always placed firmly in the foreground. Her latest single 'SWEAT (An Australian Summer)' is a punchy garage rock number with psychedelic flavouring, recorded and mixed by Sam Joseph (King Gizzard, Babe Rainbow, Nice Biscuit).
Also known for her colourful naive art, GIMMY paints from her home studio in the Northern Rivers of NSW. For Gemma, making music and art are both important creative outlets — “my music is a more vulnerable expression of myself, whereas my paintings are quite humorous and childlike, which brings out my playful side.”
With just two singles under her belt, her colourful palette, dynamic range and outsider approach to songwriting is clearly leading GIMMY into exciting territory spanning psychedelia, surf rock, pop and folk that could be likened to Aldous Harding, Angel Olsen, Cate Le Bon and Julia Jacklin.
"A radiant burst of charismatic garage-pop that seems to have reimagined her sound, playing like a true invitation into Gimmy’s kaleidoscopic sonic world." — Trouble Juice