The songs and timeless melodies that you hear in a Charm of Finches performance, or in their recordings, are perhaps the nicest and sweetest sounds you will hear in a week, or a year...Incredibly young with beautiful voices and original, thought provoking song writing, COF are blowing audiences away wherever they play... Sensational and inspiring music is a wonderful thing and COF are indeed both.”

The Night Sky is a Jewellery Store Window

Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches radiates an otherworldly temperament. It’s as if their music and words bear ancient fruits of wisdom from the past, present and future all delicately intertwined to create timeless and masterful compositions that touch the depths of your soul. As they continue to craft their sound, they are well on their way to being one of the more intriguing artists of 2021. ...The song flows like the ocean - effortlessly, graceful and free. Dreamy and exposed soundscapes allow the listener to re-imagine the story on one’s own terms, by capturing a sense of nostalgia for something that was once sacred and cherished. Harmonious, angelic vocals weave across the song, adding to the layer of celestial mystery.” - Victoria Polsely


“Treading Water” is a smoldering, stunningly up-close immersion and upheaval. Somber vocals and hot-on-the-mic guitar blend together in an alluring tapestry brimming with heartfelt, heavy emotion.” - Mitch Mosk

Atwood Magazine

A sweeping folkloric poem set to sound from Melbourne based duo Charm of Finches. Treading Water is an emotionally immense composition that will linger long after in the listener’s heart. Have a listen above!”

Diamond Deposits

The song is characterized by delicately layered vocals, dreamy melodies and creative instrumentation that is soulful, haunting and flowing.”

Female Voices

Disarming in whispers, “Treading Water” is the luxuriant and leafy brand-new single from Melbourne’s Charm of Finches.”

Autumn Roses

Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches are perched for stardom. For lovers of tight sibling harmonies, chamber folk, and those who long to be carried-away by a lullaby, there is “Treading Water.”” - Ariana Morgenstern

KCRW Today's Top Tune

The song features tender layered vocals, dreamy melodies, and creative instrumentation that is soul-bearing, immersive, and fluid.”


“Treading Water” features warm melodies over achingly moody guitars resulting in a stunning blend of chamber folk meets pop. There is a sense of nostalgia, yearning and emotional rawness that is palpable in the sister’s music. The deep maturity in their writing is rare for such a young duo and their lyrical integrity is reminiscent to greats including Joni Mitchell. With a knack for strong storytelling, layered harmonies and Irish folk influences, Charm of Finches are a rising indie folk act to watch.”

1st Day Fresh

Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes are two Melbourne sisters with stories of romance and woe to tell. Albeit young, their shoulders are bending under the weight of their solemn reflections of the world around them, yet their steps remain buoyant as their harmonies lighten and spin them ahead a winding high road. Like a more melancholy version of First Aid Kit the sweet and reflective sound of Charm of Finches is set to snare your emotions and your care as they lyrically deal with issues that are difficult but all too regular in our world, and in particular with a specific focus on the staple of our young people, that is, social media, relationships and self-esteem etc.. Additionally, it is important to point out that the instrumentals of Charm of Finches very much also stand out as works on their own, as the evocative creations wake the surf and swells, creating atmospheres that are as filmic as they are intense and continuously evolving. So there is plenty to dive into here. Vibe: First Aid Kit, The Webb Sisters, The Staves, Mountain Man”

Avant Music Port

Melbourne sister chamber folk duo (Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes), who are still in their late teens, have created a beautifully ornate piece of folk music that feels both organic and layered with contemporary details. Their voices intertwine harmoniously one moment and then spiral off into ethereal and wonderfully melodic spaces.”

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