Matt Joe Gow and Kerryn Fields are compatriots from Aotearoa New Zealand who both live in Melbourne. As individuals they have both released albums, Joe Gow with his fourth album, Between Tonight & Tomorrow released earlier this year, Fields with her second album, Water, in 2021. Now they are collaborators, releasing the single ‘Your Heart of Gold’ earlier this year and with a new single, ‘Love Ya Like I Can’, and an accompanying tour (dates below).
For two strong individual performers with their own interests and identities, a flowing, fruitful collaboration isn’t a foregone conclusion. In this interview Joe Gow and Fields not only talk about but demonstrate why theirs works, not as a sum that is greater than its parts but a different entity that is at once formed yet shifting. Their first two releases – so different to each other yet complementary – indicate that whatever they shift to next, it will be inherently worth listening to.
You can watch our chat on YouTube (below), or listen in Soundcloud (below) or on the podcast.
See Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields live:
Oct 16 – Brunswick Ballroom, Wurundjeri (Melbourne) VIC **
Oct 18 – The Great Club, Gadigal (Sydney) NSW **
Oct 19 – El Horses, Dharawal (Nowra) NSW
Oct 20 – Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Wodi Wodi NSW
Oct 21 – Bootleggers, Dharug/Gundungurra (Katoomba) NSW
Oct 22 – Petersham Bowls Club, Gadigal (Sydney) NSW
Nov 10 – Odessa at Leavers Hotel, Dja Dja Wurrung (Crewswick) VIC
Nov 11 – House on The Hill, Wurundjeri (Melbourne) VIC
Nov 18 – The Junk Bar, Meanjin (Brisbane) QLD
Nov 25 – Marysville Music Festival, Taungurung (Marysville) VIC
** Supporting Melissa Carper & Summer Dean