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Country of origin:

Australia; currently in the USA

Type of music generally:

Evocative/eclectic alternative pop


Most recent release, Out of Shadows (2010)

See also:

Volary's blog

All Music's Volary site

Volary's ReverbNation page

CD Baby's Volary page


Jonatha Brooke, Kristin Hersh

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional co-writing

General comments:

Volary makes thoughtful, complex modern music. (

Recommended first album:

Out of Shadows is her debut


Out of Shadows (2010)

Out of Shadows

Release info:



See Volary's site

Ecto priority:


Group members:

Volary—vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars

Guest artists:

Jeff Anderle—bass clarinet
Matthais Bossi—drums, percussion
Laura Dean—vocals
Adaiha Mac Adam-Somers—cello
Paul Poppleton—acoustic guitar
Charth Premawhardana—vola
Freddi Price—acoustic guitars, electric bass, Rhodes organ, piano, horns
Rado Randriamamonjy—acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Alisa Rose—violin
Robyn Smith—oboe
Josh Whte—electrix guitars
Cory Wright—baritone sax
Seth Ford Young—upright bass

Produced by:

Laura Dean


Samantha Lien AKA Volary makes gorgeous-voiced alternative pop with an array of fascinating sounds and songs. "That Girl" is a joyous, galloping explosion of fire with a lovely vocal. "Butterflies" is a soft hush of a song that highlights her voice well. "Love and tragedy" is an up-tempo song with defiant words that belie the title. It's a cunningly delivered song. It's an intriguingly multi-faceted and expressive record. (

Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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