HELEN TOWNSEND

Helen Townsend may have been late in picking up the tools of her trade but in a short time she has shown herself to be a master craftsman in a field too often crowded with cowboy-booted jacks and jills of all trades. Her sweet voice and tender picking rubs against songs that are filled with characters living with the costly results of impulsive choices and memories that just won't let go. Her music takes you on a journey through beautiful valleys, coastal plains and soaring over mountains with a few deep, dark tunnels to keep you grounded.  

Helen has carved out a reputation for edgy Americana music, pushing the genre’s boundaries from roots-rock, through country-blues to folk. With her 2023 forthcoming album, she has broadened her style and flair, even more so, with catchy new melodies, tight harmonies and personal stories, lyrics that hook into your heart and tear up your soul.  It builds from her previous 2 EP’s and her debut album, which scored her multiple awards and nominations including winner of WA Country Music Award for Best Emerging Artist and Song of the year.

SIGN UP TO THE MAILING LIST FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES 

MUSIC

Love Lies 'n' Leaving

Helen Townsend

Take a pinch of Patsy Cline, add a dash of James Taylor and a generous dollop of Lucinda Williams and you have Helen Townsend and Shannon Smith Duo. Reminiscent of Welch/Rawlings and Harris/Crowell these two capture your imagination and heart.

Multi-Award WAM nominee and Winner of 2020 WA Country Music Emerging Artist and Single of the Year,
Take a pinch of Patsy Cline, add a dash of James Taylor and a generous dollop of Lucinda Williams and you have Helen Townsend and Shannon Smith Duo. Reminiscent of Welch/Rawlings and Harris/Crowell these two capture your imagination and heart.

Multi-Award WAM nominee and Winner of 2020 WA Country Music Emerging Artist and Single of the Year, Helen’s music is soulful, edgy, her story telling is transfixing.

This compact version of the Helen Townsend & The Wayward Hearts band, the duo engages and entertains the audience with their stories, anecdotes and off the cuff wit, and then woo them with strong original songs and tight weaving harmonies. The music is soulful, edgy and embraces Americana roots. Helens voice is unique, timeless and her stage presence captivating, whilst Shannon’s rich harmonies, onstage presence and guitar work complete the duo.
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/4:34
  2. 2
    0:00/3:53
  3. 3
    0:00/3:38
  4. 4
    0:00/4:05
  5. 5
    0:00/3:41

Little Lover

Helen Townsend

Independent Americana artist Helen Townsend is thrilled to announce the release of her long-awaited debut album Little Lover, available from 23rd August 2019.

Little Lover is a departure from her multi-award nominated 2014 EP “Wayward Heart” to an edgier, rockier and more diverse sound for the singer songwriter. The album features twelve of her
Independent Americana artist Helen Townsend is thrilled to announce the release of her long-awaited debut album Little Lover, available from 23rd August 2019.

Little Lover is a departure from her multi-award nominated 2014 EP “Wayward Heart” to an edgier, rockier and more diverse sound for the singer songwriter. The album features twelve of her original compositions, including promised land co-written with Bill Chambers which was nominated for WAM 2017 Song of the Year and nomination for WAM 2019 Country artist of the year.

Helen is a prolific songwriter, influenced heavily by her roots, her life’s journey and her unique observations on life. “Little Lover” showcases her song writing and storytelling prowess and is a perfect example of the Americana genre.

"Little Lover" was nominated for multiple WA Country Music Awards (2020) and won Single of the Year and Emerging Artist of the year.
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/3:48
  2. 2
    0:00/3:39
  3. 3
    0:00/4:37
  4. 4
    0:00/3:01
  5. 5
    0:00/2:51
  6. 6
    0:00/2:42
  7. 7
    0:00/3:15
  8. 8
    0:00/3:36
  9. 9
    0:00/3:32
  10. 10
    0:00/2:47
  11. 11
    0:00/4:07
  12. 12
    0:00/5:42
  13. 13
    0:00/2:59

Wayward Heart

Helen Townsend

Helen has played to audiences throughout Western and Eastern Australia and internationally. Her 2014 debut EP “Wayward Heart” received multiple award nominations: BBCMA 2017 Independent EP of the Year; BBCMA 2016 Single of the Year for “Red Light”; WAM 2016 Song of the Year - Country Category – for “Streets of Glory”.
Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/3:57
  2. 2
    0:00/4:16
  3. 3
    0:00/3:29
  4. 4
    0:00/3:47
  5. 5
    0:00/4:10
  6. 6
    0:00/2:57

quote

Even the spirits that inhabit Kidogo Arthouse ceased their business to stand and watch for a moment. It was magic” - Andrea Thompson

Around The Sound | | May 23, 2021

New section

New section

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

International Songwriting Competition 

2021 – Shortlisted – Bluegrass Category | “Where Are You Now” 

2020 - FINALIST - Americana Genre | "Devils Curse" - Co-written with Belle Harvey 

 WAM - West Australian Music Award Nominations 

 2021 - Song of the Year | "Devils Curse" 

 2020 - Song of the Year | "Upward Now" 

 2019 - Best Country Act  

 2017 - Best Country Act 

 2017 - Song of the Year | "Promised Land" - Co-written with Bill Chambers 

 - 2016 - Song of the Year | "Streets of Glory" 

 Australian Songwriting Contest 2019  

 4th Place - Ballad Category | "Just One More Day" 

WA Country Music Awards 

 WINNER - 2020 Emerging Artist of the Year  

 WINNER - 2020 Single of the Year | "Big City" 

WA Country Music Awards - NOMINATIONS 

 2022 - Best EP of the Year 

 2022 - Band / Duo of the Year 

 2020 - Female Artist of the Year 

 2020 - Independent Album of the Year 

 2020 - Single of the Year | "Upward Now" 

 2017 - Independent EP of the Year 

 2016 - Single of the Year | "Red Light" 

NEWS & REVIEWS

MERCH

New section

Unisex Long Sleeve Tee
  • Unisex Long Sleeve Tee
  • Unisex Long Sleeve Tee
  • Unisex Long Sleeve Tee
  • Unisex Long Sleeve Tee

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$31.00

Enrich your wardrobe with a versatile long sleeve tee. For a casual look, combine it with your favorite jeans, and layer it with a button-up shirt, a zip-up hoodie, or a snazzy jacket. Dress it up with formal trousers or chinos to achieve a more professional look.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142.4 g/m²)
• 32 singles
• Regular fit
• Side-seamed construction
• Crew neck
• Cover-stitched collar
• 2″ (5 cm) ribbed cuffs
• Blank product sourced from Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, or the US

Read more…
3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt
  • 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$28.50

A stylish spin on the classic baseball raglan. The combed cotton blend makes it super soft, comfortable, and lightweight.

• All solid colors are 100% ring-spun cotton
• Heather Grey color is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Denim color is 50% cotton, 50% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz/yd² (152.6 g/m²)
• Fine knit jersey
• 30 singles
• ¾ sleeves
• Contrast raglan sleeve
• Reactive-dyed for longer-lasting color
• Prewashed to minimize shrinkage
• Tear away label
• Blank product sourced from Mexico

Read more…
Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$30.00

No woman’s wardrobe is complete without a flattering and comfortable t-shirt. The women’s round neck tee complements the figure and can be worn as a layering piece, sportswear gear, or the go-to top for the classic “jeans and a t-shirt” look. The combed cotton material is lightweight, breathable, and feels soft to the touch.

• 100% combed cotton
• Marle colors are 85% cotton and 15% viscose
• Fabric weight: 4.42 oz/yd² (150 g/m²)
• Yarn diameter: 34 singles
• Pre-shrunk for extra durability
• Regular fit
• Feminine cut
• Double-needle topstitch on the neck, sleeves, and bottom hems
• Side-seamed construction
• Self-fabric neck tape
• Blank product sourced from Bangladesh

Read more…
Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee
  • Women’s round neck tee

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$30.95

No woman’s wardrobe is complete without a flattering and comfortable t-shirt. The women’s round neck tee complements the figure and can be worn as a layering piece, sportswear gear, or the go-to top for the classic “jeans and a t-shirt” look. The combed cotton material is lightweight, breathable, and feels soft to the touch.

• 100% combed cotton
• Marle colors are 85% cotton and 15% viscose
• Fabric weight: 4.42 oz/yd² (150 g/m²)
• Yarn diameter: 34 singles
• Pre-shrunk for extra durability
• Regular fit
• Feminine cut
• Double-needle topstitch on the neck, sleeves, and bottom hems
• Side-seamed construction
• Self-fabric neck tape
• Blank product sourced from Bangladesh

Read more…
Men’s premium heavyweight tee
  • Men’s premium heavyweight tee
  • Men’s premium heavyweight tee
  • Men’s premium heavyweight tee
  • Men’s premium heavyweight tee
  • Men’s premium heavyweight tee
  • Men’s premium heavyweight tee
  • Men’s premium heavyweight tee

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$28.75

Elevate your outfit with the men’s premium heavyweight tee. The tee has a structured, classy fit and is both durable and soft thanks to its ring-spun cotton material. Layer the t-shirt or wear it on its own and enjoy great looks with little effort!

• 100% combed ring-spun cotton
• Charcoal Heather and Carbon Grey is 60% cotton and 40% polyester
• Fabric weight: 6.5 oz/yd² (220 g/m²)
• 20 singles
• Regular fit
• Side-seamed construction
• 1 × 1 rib at collar
• Single-needle edge stitch 7/8″
• Blank product sourced from Pakistan

Read more…
Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)
  • Mens T-Shirt (bluebirds)

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$29.95

This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for all.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US

Read more…
Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top
  • Men’s drop arm tank top

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$29.50

Having an intense workout is difficult enough, so why not make it easier with a comfy tank top that embraces your movement? The men’s drop arm tank top is made of soft and durable combed cotton and has a loose fit that will ensure breathability throughout the day.

• 100% combed cotton
• Grey Marle is 85% combed cotton 15% viscose
• Fabric weight: 4.4 oz/yd² (150 g/m²)
• Relaxed fit
• Preshrunk
• Rib at collar
• Double-needle bottom hem
• Blank product sourced from Bangladesh

This product is available in Australia and New Zealand only. If your shipping address is outside this region, please choose a different product.

Read more…
Men's Letterman Jacket
  • Men's Letterman Jacket

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$62.50

Treat yourself, friends, and teammates to one of the most fashionable testaments of hard work and determination—get a set of matching Letterman Jackets! The jacket has a gently contoured silhouette, warm fleece lining, and eye-catching striped twill-taped neck, cuffs, and hem.

• 65% ring-spun combed cotton, 35% polyester fleece
• Regular fit
• Fleece lining
• Twill-taped neck
• 2x2 rib-knit collar, cuffs, and hem
• Front closure with gray snap buttons
• 2 matching fabric front slash pockets
• Blank product sourced from Indonesia

Read more…
Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie
  • Unisex kangaroo pocket hoodie

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$54.00

Treat yourself to a unique kangaroo pocket hoodie that’s made of premium, high-quality materials that’ll serve you for a long time. Get yours now!

• 80% cotton, 20% polyester anti-pill fleece
• Fabric weight: 8.55 oz/yd² (290 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk for extra durability
• Regular fit
• Raglan sleeves with ribbed cuffs
• Pullover lined hood
• Matching drawstrings
• Kangaroo pocket
• Blank product sourced from China

This product is available in Australia and New Zealand only. If your shipping address is outside this region, please choose a different product.

Read more…
Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$25.75

This is the tee that you've been looking for, and it's bound to become a favorite in any youngster's wardrobe. It's light, soft, and comes with a unique design that stands out from the crowd wherever you go!

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• 32 singles
• Relaxed unisex fit
• Side-seamed construction
• Blank product sourced from Nicaragua, the US, or Honduras

Read more…
Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$29.95

Get your toddler a unique baseball shirt that'll look nice and feel comfortable during their activities. Your little one will look as cool as ever with the shirts' raglan sleeves and shirttail hem.

• 100% ring-spun combed cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz/yd² (153 g/m²)
• Heather colors are 60% ring-spun combed cotton and 40% polyester
• Soft jersey fabric
• Ribbed collar
• Raglan sleeves
• Shirttail hem
• Flatlock stitched collar and armholes
• Double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem
• Blank product sourced from India or Haiti

Read more…
Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt
  • Toddler baseball shirt

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$29.95

Get your toddler a unique baseball shirt that'll look nice and feel comfortable during their activities. Your little one will look as cool as ever with the shirts' raglan sleeves and shirttail hem.

• 100% ring-spun combed cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz/yd² (153 g/m²)
• Heather colors are 60% ring-spun combed cotton and 40% polyester
• Soft jersey fabric
• Ribbed collar
• Raglan sleeves
• Shirttail hem
• Flatlock stitched collar and armholes
• Double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem
• Blank product sourced from India or Haiti

Read more…
Eco Tote Bag
  • Eco Tote Bag
  • Eco Tote Bag

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$28.75

Say goodbye to plastic, and bag your goodies in this organic cotton tote bag. There’s more than enough room for groceries, books, and anything in between.

• 100% certified organic cotton 3/1 twill
• Fabric weight: 8 oz/yd² (272 g/m²)
• Dimensions: 16″ × 14 ½″ × 5″ (40.6 cm × 35.6 cm × 12.7 cm)
• Weight limit: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
• 1″ (2.5 cm) wide dual straps, 24.5″ (62.2 cm) length
• Open main compartment
• Blank product components sourced from Vietnam

Read more…
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
  • Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$36.75

This 17-ounce, double-walled stainless steel water bottle is perfect for your daily outings. It will keep your drink of choice hot or cold for hours. It also features an odor- and leak-proof cap. Throw it in your car's cup holder on your way to work, take it with you on hikes, or toss it in your bag for any time you get thirsty.

• High-grade stainless steel
• 17 oz (500 ml)
• Dimensions: 10.5″ × 2.85″ (27 × 7 cm)
• Vacuum flask
• Double-wall construction
• Bowling pin shape
• Odorless and leak-proof cap
• Insulated for hot and cold liquids (keeps the liquid hot or cold for 6 h)
• Patented ORCA coating for vibrant colors
• Hand-wash only (dishwasher not recommended due to vacuum seal)
• Blank product sourced from China

Disclaimer: Keeping water in the bottle for over 24 hours is unhygienic and can result in an unpleasant smell.

Read more…
White glossy mug
  • White glossy mug

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$24.50

Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between—this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.

• Ceramic
• 11 oz mug dimensions: 3.85″ (9.8 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• 15 oz mug dimensions: 4.7″ (12 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• Blank product sourced from China

Read more…
Flip-Flops
  • Flip-Flops

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$27.50

Prepare for an adventurous and carefree summer with a pair of colorful slippers that are created just for you! The rubber sole is lined with a soft fabric to make sure you feel comfortable wherever your day takes you.

• Rubber sole
• Customizable 100% polyester fabric lining
• Black Y-shaped rubber straps
• Toe post style

Read more…
iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case
  • iPhone Case

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$22.00

This sleek iPhone case protects your phone from scratches, dust, oil, and dirt. It has a solid back and flexible sides that make it easy to take on and off, with precisely aligned port openings.

• BPA free Hybrid Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Polycarbonate (PC) material
• Solid polycarbonate back
• Flexible, see-through polyurethane sides
• .5 mm raised bezel
• Precisely aligned port openings
• Easy to take on and off
• Wireless charging compatible
• The SE case fits the 2020 iPhone SE model
• Blank product sourced from China

Read more…
Premium face mask
  • Premium face mask
  • Premium face mask

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$25.00

This reusable face mask will fit you nicely thanks to its adjustable nose wire and elastic bands. Choose a design that will complement your style, as face masks are becoming the new trend.

• 100% supersoft polyester microfiber
• Fabric weight: 2.5 oz/yd² (85 g/m²), weight may vary by 5%
• Nose wire that helps adjust the mask
• Elastic bands with PVC earloop size regulators
• Pocket for a filter or napkin
• Washable and reusable
• Blank product components sourced from the UK and China

Read more…
Boxer Briefs
  • Boxer Briefs

Color

Size

Range:

In cart Not available Out of stock
$44.25

These boxer briefs are made from a soft and stretchy material that ensures comfort throughout the day. The boxer briefs have no back seam, and they feature a lined front pouch for extra comfort and support.

• 95% polyester, 5% elastane (fabric composition may vary by 1%)
• Mid-rise
• Lined front pouch for additional support
• 4 cm wide elastic waistband covered with fabric
• Crotch panel
• Overlock and coverstitch
• No back seam for extra comfort
• Blank product components in EU sourced from Lithuania
• Blank product components in Mexico sourced from the US and China

Read more…