Kate Jacobson and Benjamin Dougherty began writing together in 2005 as Texas Tea. Since the band’s inception they have created three albums (with the fourth in production right now), two EPs and a B Sides long player. Texas Tea over the years gained an underground following in the alt country scene in Australia and also abroad. They have toured Australia many times and also in Europe with a particular focus on France, where they have strong support and are released by Beast Records.
The duo’s third album was recorded with ARIA winning producer Magoo at his Applewood Lane studios and explored folk, alt-country and soul, coming out with a record which garnered much acclaim and national airplay (particularly for the single - Heart Says Yes, Head Says No) through 2013. Their fourth album will appear in 2019 and was recorded by Jamie Trevaskis at Wild Mountain Sound.
Here's some press from the band's history:
'Texas Tea have made a name for themselves for putting a sometimes surreal Aussie spin on both Nashville gothic and soul sounds. This is one of those deals where the band is so far removed from where all this stuff originally took place that they have to be better than simply good for anybody to take them seriously, and they are. NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
‘Jacobson and Dougherty’s voices entwine like late-night cigarette smoke, somewhere out on the ledge with fellow travellers like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.’ THE COURIER MAIL
"... a criminally underrated Australian band ... if Sad Summer Hits doesn’t do great things for them, then the Powers that Be are cruel, maniacal bastards of the greatest disrepute.' SONIC MASALA
‘Kate Jacobson is the closest thing FortitudeValley will get to Gillian Welch’
‘Brisbane’s King and Queen of country'
‘Legends in the making’
‘Stupidly brilliant (really!)’
TIME OFF MAGAZINE
'This is an album that I know will define a season for me, it will be one I play years from now and remember this summer, it’s an album that will transcend time but bring me back to the first warm afternoon I heard it.' IT'S MY KIND OF SCENE