Winning Triple J Unearthed
in 2011 with the release of their hit single Forever So
, Husky became the first Australian band to sign to Seattle label SUB POP
. Lead singer and songwriter, Husky Gawenda proceeded to win the coveted Vanda and Young International Songwriting Competition in 2014 with Saint Joan
off second album Ruckers Hill
. Husky was created in 2010 in partnership with Gawenda's cousin, piano virtuoso Gideon Preiss, who grew up with a shared a love of the west coast California sound — The Beach Boys
, Crosby, Stills & Nash
— and these sounds of the 70's folk-surf scene have stayed with them as they have evolved.