Blending wistful folk, alt-country rhythms and mellow twang, The Wicked Messenger is a collaboration of Meanjin/Brisbane musicians – Jimi Beavis (The Holy Rollercoasters, Jimi Beavis) and Janey McEniery (The Good Ship, Doch), who draw on a cast of local musicians to bring their songs to life in the studio and on stage.

Much of the first album was melancholic and confessional melodic folk music. On their second album they’ve added a melodically-rich power pop angle to their sound, placing them as sonic contemporaries of bands such as Wilco and Teenage Fanclub.