Bands where the mandolin, ukulele and accordion play a central role might not be at the top of every mainstream music lover’s wishlist, but All Our Exes Live In Texas might be the band to change that. The four-piece – made up of Hannah Crofts on ukelele, Georgia Mooney on mandolin, Elana Stone on accordion and Katie Wighton on guitar – are an all-harmonising indie-folk group that, despite any first impressions, create a sound that in all its harmonising, wistful nostalgia, still sounds very much modern.

Contrary to their name, the band are Sydney-based and recently released their second full length, When We Fall, as well as singing backing vocals on Kesha’s comeback single ‘Praying’. They’re heading on a UK tour this month, playing at Paper Dress on August 22nd. We had a chat with the band’s Hannah Crofts to find out more.

Three words to describe our music…
Heartbreak harmonies and humour

Favourite ever film…
The Royal Tenenbaums

The most famous person I’ve met…
Elana met Whitney Houston once.. I was a crazy Hanson fan girl. And the other day I tried to have lunch where I knew they were having lunch to try and meet them and they didn’t bloody turn up!

The best venue I’ve played…
Fox Theatre in Oakland, California 😍

The song I can’t listen to…
Twist and Shout by the Beatles – too many memories of an ex boyfriend 😉

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Boost Juice!! Or maybe K-mart…

My favourite meal to cook…
Salmon and roasted veggies

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Covering all my favourite Aussie grunge artists and we would be called Sex Pest

My favourite word…
No

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be…
Getting the people around me to chew with their mouths closed.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Canada

I think you should listen to…
Bahamas

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Shovels and Rope

All Our Exes Live In Texas play Paper Dress on 22nd August.