Melbourne, Australia-based singer/songwriter Olivia Bartley formed Olympia in 2011, inspired by musicians such as Stina Nordenstam
and Neil Young
, as well as non-musical influences such as Pele and Carl Sagan.
While she used the moniker for solo performances, she also performed with a band featuring a revolving lineup of musicians, usually featuring Peter Luscombe and Pat Bourke. As Olympia, Bartley performed with artists including Paul Dempsey
, City and Colour
, and Lamb
, and released a self-titled EP in 2013. She was signed to EMI
in 2015, releasing the single "Honey" and beginning work on a full-length with producer Burke Reid. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi