the clock has struck midnight, and magic is in the air… it’s time to step into the witching hour
witching hour, a.k.a. claire quartz, makes music to soundtrack your self-empowerment arc: she draws on your shadows, to lift you into your light. her unique brand of mystical emopop is a mesmerising hybrid of alt pop and pop punk, with a cheeky dash of hardcore added for good measure. she keeps you on your toes with an attention-grabbing sound that spans genres, and will get you grooving while leaving you feeling enchanted and empowered. she lures you in with her cheeky lyrics and dynamic vocals, then breaks you with her gut punching depictions of love, loss, and grief. sweetly devastating and encouragingly cathartic, witching hour transports you to an eerie pastel wonderland; a liminal space where magic is in the air and not everything is as it seems.
after growing a colourful collection of beat-driven darkpop tracks, witching hour has taken a deep dive into her roots, embracing a heavier sound, and has been stunning melbourne audiences with her sonic pixie dust since making her headline debut in 2021. a surreal hybrid of influences ranging from poppy to paramore, you won’t know what to expect – and that’s just how she likes it. 2021 saw the release of witching hour’s debut EP, ‘book of shadows‘, which captured the attention of triple j unearthed, community radio stations, and MTV, receiving extensive airplay and online media coverage. with countless tricks up her sleeve, new releases in the pipeline, and a killer curated live show, prepare to be spellbound.