Duxie’s music is equal parts provocative and poignant. Her razor-sharp lyrics cut through clichés and her poetic subtleties rouse and stir in unexpected ways. Once described by an audience member as ‘the musical lovechild of Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa’, her songs stick in your head like peanut butter to the roof of your mouth.
Duxie Franklin was always a songwriter, although she didn’t know it. Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Duxie showed artistic promise from a young age. It took a creatively stifling four-year accounting degree and crippling sports injuries (she harboured dreams of becoming a professional tennis player) to bring her songwriting into the spotlight. After a year recovering from both, Duxie pulled up her suburban roots to pursue contemporary music on the picturesque island of Tasmania.
Duxie has recently released her debut single, ‘Get a Real Job’. Described as “A rollicking frolic through the minefield of gainful employment”, 'Get a Real Job' is a boisterous, tongue-in-cheek fun-punk song with a whimsical twist.
The debut EP is due for release in November - stay tuned for details!