A recent finalist in triple j’s Unearthed High Competition, Nancie Schipper is gaining momentum for her folk-pop melodic hooks and striking songwriting. Hailing from regional Victoria, Schipper drew inspiration to pick up the guitar and write songs at an early age from Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers and Kate Millar Heidki, taking a particular interest in clever pop music.
The 19 year old is no newcomer to the stage, having spent the last six years tirelessly working her way around the local scene, cutting her teeth playing pub gigs whilst too young to buy a drink at the bar. The hard work is paying off for Schipper, who performed at St Kilda Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival, and has opened for the likes of Ball Park Music, Gretta Ray and Jack River.
Having now finished high school, Schipper is back with a new single set for release this May that encapsulates the idea of looking after your friends, asking them to check in and ‘call when you get home’. Produced by John Castle (Vance Joy, Angie McMahon), ‘When You Get Home’ is a fresh take on a classic sound that cements Schipper as an artist to watch. Following a premiere on triple j Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite, WYGH was quickly added to spot rotation on triple j, and featured in Spotify playlists New Music Friday AUS & NZ, Chords & Cardigans, Indie Arrivals and Broad Chords.
“From the writing to the production and performance, this exudes nothing but confidence. More songs like this, you'll have a career before you know it.” - Richard Kingsmill, triple j
“Now in her final year of school, Nancie's making music that is assured and super warm. It feels like just the start of huge things for her”. - Dave Ruby Howe, triple j unearthed
“A combination of her impeccable execution vocally, complete confidence and a new raw edge to her music, Nancie Schipper is one name you should add to your Spotify playlists.” - Forte Magazine
From the moment she steps onto the stage, it's apparent that Nancie Schipper is something extraordinary, as the opening lines to Your Eyes leave the crowd in awe. At only 18 years old her voice is beyond her years. Schipper's stage presence is humble and authentic - "This song's about being socially awkward," she giggles leading into Run Away, which sounds like a delicious mix of Angie McMahon and Vera Blue. A slow-burning cover of Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball draws thunderous applause from the crowd and variants of "she's incredible" are whispered all around.” - The Music (live review, supporting Gretta Ray @ The Corner Hotel Melbourne)