Julia Deans is one of Aotearoa's most beloved musicians. The Cantabrian started her career in the early 90s with Celtic band Banshee Reel, then went on to form highly successful rock band Fur Patrol. Since Fur Patrol, Julia has released two solo albums: Modern Fables (2010) and We Light Fire (2018); she's collaborated with the likes of Shihad frontman Jon Toogood; she's starred in Jesus Christ Superstar; and she's toured, gigged and recorded all over New Zealand and the world.
Julia talks with Charlotte Ryan about life and picks her favourite songs on this episode of The Mixtape.
Songs played on this episode of The Mixtape:
Big Thief - Mythological Beauty
Roisin Murphy - Narcissus
Anna Meredith - Calion
Gang of Four - Anthrax
Weta - Calling on
Check out this brilliant live session we recorded of Julia earlier this year.