Sarah Stockholm is a Meanjin/Brisbane based maker of dark and danceable electro pop and rock music.
"'Ebb n Flow' is a deeply personal and very special song to me. I was watching some male friends of mine struggle with finding their place in the world. To be a fully grown adult and feel so lost and hopeless is something I think most people can relate to. Sadly for some, it is overwhelming. And when there is nothing you can do to help someone you care about, it’s heartbreaking – this song is desperately pleading, wanting to reach out."
Originally taking form in the late 2000’s (under her own personal name), Sarah came to songwriting as a result of battling a bout of chronic fatigue syndrome (which she eventually won) and a bet with a friend (which she also won). There followed two acclaimed EPs of spiky, darkly tinted rock songs and a selection of well-received live shows. Flash forward to the late 2010’s, and Sarah recast herself and her music under the moniker Sarah Stockholm.
Becoming a more enigmatic collective entity, the Sarah Stockholm sound also evolved to unleash Sarah’s love of 70s/80s post-punk, synth-pop and atmospheric electronics. The sharp angles and cool lushness of these elements intertwine with Sarah’s arresting vocals and deeply personal lyrics.
Along with this creative rebirth, Sarah has collaborated with producers Aiden Hogg and Stuart Stuart across three outstanding singles, all launched at sold-out shows across 2020-2022.
Sarah has performed with Brisbane legends Tim Steward (Screamfeeder), Ben Ely (Regurgitator) as well as sharing the bill with UK new wave synth-poppers China Crisis on their 2022 tour. Sarah was also a featured vocalist/guitarist in the Blacklight Sessions series at Junk Bar (reinterpreting the songs of Moloko) and in QLD Cabaret Festival’s multi-artist show GIRL & GUITAR which played to a full house at Brisbane Powerhouse in 2022.
Sarah's debut full length album is due later in the year.