Sophia Exiner is one of the most underrated of Australia’s musical exports. Under her stage name Phia, Exiner creates lush, hypnotic pop music with beatboxing, a loop-pedal, a kalimba and silky smooth vocals reminiscent of Regina Spektor.
Her latest single “Do You Ever?” is a perfect representation of her skills: a bouncy, explosive song about teenage love and “kissing in-between class,” laden with the sorts of jerky beats and lush vocals that are bound to make it a hit.
Having already supported the likes of Yukon Blonde, Lights and Husky and with an album due out early next year, Phia is certainly on the rise. She’ll be touring Germany throughout October in support of “Do You Ever?” — don’t miss out.