Originating from Europe, the twins Josef and Jan developed their sound in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, they have worked their way into Australian hearts with their soaring harmonies and unique sound.
The AMISTAT experience boasts intimate performances, live energy, cheeky humour and honest emotional sentiments.
Born with the closeness and understanding that only twins could share, Josef and Jan produce a unique synergy through the use of tight knit harmonies, shaped by an honest, storytelling vocal tone. Amistat is able to communicate their inspirations, drawn from a life on the road; infusing their sentiments, hopes and ambitions to develop a unique and honest message to their audiences.
Highlighting their individuality, the brothers bring together their contrasting musical styles and personalities to create a balanced sound, which is soaked in melancholy. The brothers manage to fascinate and entertain anything from an intimate house concert to a rowdy festival crowd.
Since 2012, Amistat have released two EP’s, ‘It’s Not Words’ and ‘Somewhere Sometime’, and their debut album ‘Parley’ which saw them embark on a number of Australian and European tours including performances at some of Australia's finest Festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Fairbridge and Nannup. The duo further won the Maton Guitar Emerging Artist of the Year 2018 Award at the Port Fairy Folk Festival 2018. Following up the release of their latest single “The Coward” in late November 2017, the twins have just released their new EP “Nostalgia” which will be taking them on tour throughout Australia and Europe this year.