Angus & Julia Stone's intimate folk music is anchored by the band's namesake siblings, with percussionist Mitch Connelly and bassist Clay McDonald adding their own contributions to the mix. Growing up on the northern beaches of Sydney, the Stone siblings were schooled in pop music at an early age by their father, who played in a local cover band. The duo released an EP of early material, Chocolates & Cigarettes, before moving to London in 2006, where the siblings met Fran Healy of the band Travis. The twosome eventually recorded their entire second EP, Heart Full of Wine, at Healy's residence. Angus & Julia Stone's debut album, A Book Like This, was released in 2007 and charted well in the duo's native Australia. It was followed by a second LP, Down the Way, released in 2010 to widely enthusiastic acclaim.