Big Strong Brute is the solo project of 26-year-old Australian musician Paul Donoughue. Since 2006, Paul has shared stages across Australia and Europe with artists including Jens Lekman, First Aid Kit, Mount Eerie, Tiny Vipers, Holly Throsby, Dent May and Ben Salter. His first EP, We Can Sleep Under Trees In The Morning, received critical praise in Australia. His 2012 LP, Avalanche Of Truth, was nominated for the Australian Music Prize and a Queensland Music Award. He lives in Brisbane.