‘it’s exciting to envisage what SAFIA is yet to accomplish.”
– The Australian
“Spectacular debut album”
– Sydney Morning Herald
Hot on the heels of packed out sets on the Listen Out tour, a headline spot on the Yours and Owls line up and a set on the inaugural OH YES festival, today much-loved Australian outfit SAFIA return with new single ‘Cellophane Rainbow‘. Accompanied by an animated video which takes viewers on a brightly-coloured cosmic journey, the new single explores our relationship with technology, how it affects identity and our understanding of the world around us.
Released today via Parlophone, ‘Cellophane Rainbow’ is the first piece of new music we’ve heard from the band since the 2016 release of their acclaimed debut album Internal. The album landed at #2 on the ARIA Album chart, #1 on the iTunes chart, received ARIA and J Award nominations and saw SAFIAcomplete a sold-out run of national album shows.
In addition to performing headline shows in the UK, US and Europe as well as appearing at The Great Escape and SXSW, the band have toured extensively in Australia including shows at Splendour in the Grass, Groovin The Moo, Falls Festival, Beyond the Valley, and, more recently Field Day, Big Pineapple and Curve Ball. Fans will get another chance see an act who continually deliver an unmissable live show when SAFIA play at Mountain Sounds Festival in February 2018.
Dune Rats are Danny Beus and BC Michaels. Forming late in 2010 it didn’t take long for Dune Rats to become known for not only their catchy garage surf tunes but for being able to back them up with one of the most visceral, energetic live shows in the country.
Beus, arguably one of Brisbane’s most outlandish and entertaining front men, matched with the drumming skills of BC Michaels will have audiences quickly slipping into the care free party vibe this duo has to offer.
Their unique brand of sunshine punk can be heard through their ARIA #1 album The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit, released in February 2017.
The Dune Rats spent most of 2016/2017 touring overseas and locally, playing headline and festival shows.
The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit features the singles Scott Green and Bullshit, and is produced by FIDLAR’S Zac Carper. Recorded at Head Gap Studios in Melbourne, the album is the sound of Dunies working together with long time tour buddy and great mate (Zac) to work out exactly what sort of band they are, and making some rad tunes along the way.
San Cisco’s storm came in much like a front approaching the port in their home town of Fremantle; swift and eerily beautiful.
Initially whipped up in the wake of high school graduation, the foursome of Jordi, Josh, Scarlett, and Nick soon found themselves unwittingly defining hipster culture with the video for their breakout hit “Awkward.”
Fast forward to 2015 where San Cisco enlisted the help of producer and long-term collaborator Steven Schram to deliver their sophomore album Gracetown which debuted at #2 on the ARIA charts. The album showcased a new sound for the band – more worldly approach to life; exploring the tyranny of love, displacement, homesickness, heartache and heartbreak, via disco, funk, soul and hip hop undertones.
San Cisco unleashed their third album, The Water in May featuring the singles “SloMo” and “Hey, Did I Do You Wrong?” and now their latest disco infused track “The Distance”.
“The Distance” is one of many tracks from The Water penned by singer Jordi Davieson over a relatively short time span and in his own words, are “a good snapshot of my life and headspace earlier this year”.
San Cisco continue to tour the world with sell out shows from Sydney to LA to Mexico City to London and Amsterdam.
“One of the country’s best bands” – ROLLING STONE
“A flagstone for all forms of musical artistry” – BEST BEFORE
“A band that is at the top of their game.” – THE MUSIC
“One of Australia’s finest bands.” – WEST AUSTRALIAN
HOLY HOLY are wrapping up their biggest year to date after the release of their critically acclaimed, ARIA #7 album “PAINT”; a daring and diverse album brimming with ideas, PAINT is proof of a fearless approach from one of Australia’s most revered voices.
With a growing reputation for their virtuosic and dynamic live show, HOLY HOLY undertook a huge sold-out national headline tour earlier this year, performing at their biggest venues to date, with their stunning sold out 170 Russell show being broadcast as a part of triple j’s “Live At The Wireless” last month. The band also performed an incredible rendition of Beyonce’s Hold Up for triple j’s Like A Version in July this year.
HOLY HOLY have just announced their final tour of the “PAINT” cycle, the “Love Is For Amatuers” tour, playing headline shows nationally and a run of festivals such as Festival of the Sun, Yours & Owls, Woodford, Party in The Paddock and a few yet to be announced.
HOLY HOLY has also captured the attention of global tastemakers with performances at Primavera, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Dot to Dot, Liverpool Music Week and London Calling, and several shows in London.
“You’ve got to meet this girl. She’s going to be really quite something.” – Project U
“It’s not often you hear an artist deliver their first ever release with so much confidence, attitude and power but Ruby Fields comes out with all katanas blazing.” – Dom Alessio
“Average chick maybe, but great song for sure.” – Richard Kingsmill
“It’s like kicking the Grand Final-winning goal with your first ever punt of the football.” – Stack
Given her first guitar for Christmas, self-identified ‘average chick’ Ruby spent hours learning how to play via YouTube videos. When she was 14, she snuck into areas in Cronulla to understand the music and art culture in her neighbourhood in areas outside her age group’s local hangouts. During this time, she featured her visual art in an underage exhibition at local gallery Space 44 and started playing shows around Sydney. When she found substance and relatable qualities in the music she listened to, Ruby found herself gradually writing and creating her own music within that time.
Influenced by artists such as Methyl Ethel, Courtney Barnett, Alex Lahey & Camp Cope, Ruby branches out into her own individuality with her lyrical style and perception into the shows she watches, the people she sees and the community she grew up in. First single ‘I Want‘ is about the concept of a Japanese anime tv show with a schoolgirl that tackles day-to-day issues like crushes & school work by day and becomes a warrior princess by night. While managing to learn how to balance the two, she learns to become more than people’s expectations of her and judge her own expectations of herself. Uploaded to triple j Unearthed last Wednesday, the song was posted about across social media platforms by Unearthed within an hour of being uploaded. Within 24 hours, her Unearthed profile had received 30,000 views and half a million impressions on this post and the song had been downloaded 1500 times from her page.