A blissed-out indie pop world is where you’ll find KARLOU (Karrie Hayward). Weaving pop melodies of ripening into adulthood and the highs and lows of everyday life. Originally from North Queensland, KARLOU’s musical journey really started to glow once she landed in the Sunshine Coast in 2019 and started writing songs in her bedroom. Artists like MAY-A, Girl in Red and Ruel were all early influences as her own distinct style started to take shape.
Swiftly evolving from that safe space, to performing live and unleashing her energetic charisma on stage. Expelling notions of memorable hooks and dynamic grooves, she has gone on to support the likes of The Rubens, Sycco, Hope D and many more.
For 2022, KARLOU made a splash on the scene with the release of her previous single, ‘Bitter’ which premiered on Triple J Unearthed and got on Spotify Editorial Playlists, Fresh Finds and AU/NZ Pop Fresh Finds. It clocked over 30,000 streams on Spotify within the first month of release and since then, has doubled. She stayed in Radio Rotation well over 6 months and then also landed another track, '7 Years' in rotation which also got spun on 'Home and Hosed' on Triple J.
Fresh from playing packed out sets at The Woodford Folk Festival, KARLOU is geared up for a rollercoaster of 2023.