Since releasing her debut studio EP, Fight or Fight (2017), Olivia Awbrey has made a home for herself in the alt-folk and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest and England. Unafraid to blur lines between folk, psych and punk, her style has been likened to Liz Phair and Courtney Barnett. Whether performing solo or with a band, whether she's singing about earthquakes, border patrol, or the feminist mutiny of the White House, Awbrey has a way of framing the world with a voice that is distinctly her own: with wit, emotion, and a heavy dose of reality.
Before setting out as a solo artist, Awbrey played in the Eugene-based folk-rock band Small Joys. The band achieved local success and released one fan-funded album before disbanding. In 2015 Awbrey toured the US as a solo act to hone her songwriting and live performance, staying afloat with self-booked and self-promoted tours.
In 2016 she settled in her original home of Portland, Oregon and gathered friends to record her debut studio EP. After the release of Fight or Fight, Awbrey and her band took her songs on the road throughout the West Coast and to FAI 2017, FAR-West 2017, and the Spokane Folk Festival.
Awbrey released her latest single, Don't Be Alarmed, on June 19th 2018 at a sold out Portland show. She then embarked on a debut UK tour, playing several sold out shows and supporting Xtra Mile Recording artist Non Canon.
In the midst of recording her next release, Awbrey's debut LP will be out in 2019.