Carla dal Forno

Carla dal Forno is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently based in London.


Her debut album You Know What It’s Like (2016) and follow up EP The Garden (2017) – both released on Blackest Ever Black – established her as a singular new talent who navigates the inbetween zones of post-punk, industrial, narcotic dub and dream pop. Formerly of Melbourne’s Mole House, dal Forno is also a member of the BEB affiliated trio F Ingers with Samuel Karmel and Tarquin Manek.

Now the London-based Australian artist turns her attention to releasing original work on her own label, Kallista Records. The first release on Kallista comes in the form of a two-track 7-inch. The a-side single, So Much Better, sees dal Forno step out from the shadows of emotional ambiguity into the vulnerable territory of anecdotal song-writing. Lyrics that echo the irrational passions of love scorned, in truth reveal a self-assured artist confessing to resentment which propels her. Her raw, dubbed out vision is heightened on b-side, Fever Walk with acoustic drum racks ricocheting off fizzing drones, pastoral synth textures and meandering melody.

Live she performs as a duo with multi-instrumentalist/electronic musician Mark Smith.

'Smoky and ominous, Australian singer/songwriter Carla dal Forno’s You Know What It’s Like simmers, both musically and thematically, while she inhabits the gloom of her arrangements like a ghost' — Pitchfork


Mark Slater


Worldwide excl. N America

Tour dates

London, UK
Retextured Festival
Belfast, IE
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Berlin, DE
Leipzig, DE
Balance Club / Culture Festival