Back in the 90s Matt Cahill fronted a band called The Violets. They sold records, won awards and garnered critical acclaim
… but then they disappeared. Evaporated, you might say.
But life moved on; and Cahill closed up the songbook, stashed the guitars in the cupboard, got married and became
a dad. And then … “I really thought I’d walked away from it all and I was cool with that,” Cahill recalls, “but then having
my little boy really made me reconnect. He helped me get back what I always loved about music. Only this time
I had a new voice.”
Newly inspired, Cahill dusted off the six string and before long was on the phone to old band mates in Adelaide. From
new life, from clouds, Evoletah evolved.
With ex-Monte guitarist Andrew Boyce and former Violets drummer Jason Eyers-White on board a debut record
emerged. Marketed solely online, the Fool’s Errand EP established Evoletah an instant niche. Their passionate, reflective,
supple music (think Elbow, David Sylvian, etc) won them fans worldwide and the EP sold out its run.
And now we have Evaporating, the band’s keenly anticipated seven track follow up. Suffused with shimmering guitar
and fleshed out with occasional strings, it luxuriates in the beautiful and the bittersweet. It is at once smart and tender,
inspired by love and memory. It is life seen from the sky.
“We’re all amazed at how magical this whole process has been,” Cahill explains. “In many ways it should never have
happened. It’s like that dirty brown river of your life evaporating and falling back to earth as diamonds. It’s like a whole
new life. ”