Xhalisse is the brainchild of Sarah O'Malley- a singer-songwriter who brings a blend of alternative rock tunes with ethereal, neo-psychedelic, blues and dream pop influences. She performs solo with a sound incorporating acoustic and electric guitar, loops and dynamic vocals. She has a large repertoire of songs which are lyrically and melodically rich, inspired and imaginatively arranged. Xhalisse produces dark, lush alternative rock/dream pop songs incorporating vocals, electric guitar, beats, keys and other instrumentation and is currently working on a debut EP under the new name, anticipated for release in early 2020.
Inspired by dream pop, shoegaze and ethereal artists such as Tamaryn, Chelsea Wolfe, Emma Ruth Rundle, Wolf Alice, La Luz, Warpaint, Hatchie, Slowdive,Hope Sandoval, Lush and The Daysleepers, Xhalisse creates music that is the perfect balance of light and shade.
In 2015 Sarah recorded her first solo ep " Lumina" under the name HazeAzure- lofi electronic dreamfolk, with experimental symphonic pop elements and world music vibes.
In 2016/17 Sarah played briefly with Perth band Stella Moth- a female fronted post grunge band, playing rhythm guitar and ethereal harmonies to complement the raw sound.
Between 2016 and 2018 Sarah played extensively in the Midwest region at original music nights, pub gigs, community events, festivals and private functions as a soloist with a stripped back live sound and a mix of covers and originals.
She now returns to her experimental folktronica and alt-rock roots to bring you Xhalisse
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