Creating a stunning blend of sun-drenched guitar pop and indie rock that boasts catchy hooks and soaring melodies, Chase City have all the winning ingredients of a band who will soundtrack your summer.
Taking cues from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Last Dinosaurs and San Cisco, the band’s latest single Go Back is instant yet enthralling; showcasing all the best qualities of a pure pop song. Think upbeat, bouncy melodies and a chorus earworm…this is a sonic slice from a band who are consistently bringing the good times.
Cracking out of a cacoon of extensive writing and recording, Slow Turismo hit the ground running with their first single Breathe.
The dark and quirky clip was directed by the enigmatic Luke McGrath and features award-winning dancer, Alison Plevey. The song captures the feeling of limbo as a relationship comes to an end. Yes, you may have just broken up with your girlfriend but it’s Friday afternoon, leading into a long weekend and you can deal with it on Tuesday.
Listed as one of the hottest new independent talents in the country, Slow Turismo cultivate the kind of indie pop that alternative listeners are looking to hear. Similar to the bold work of Cloud Control, Bombay Bicycle Club and LCD Soundsystem, Slow Turismo writes music that nestles in between several genres which are distinguished by complex arrangements.
Their live performances are a call to arms for marginalised youth who are looking for a dance floor that has the energy of a house party, inducing the crowd to sing along to lyrics that are full of relatable life lessons. They have shared the stage with Van She, Playwrite and electro-upcomer, Raus and are no strangers to music festivals, events and high-profile venues.
Slow Turismo is currently working alongside ARIA award winning producer, Magoo (Powderfinger, Regurgitator, Jungle Giants) and will soon release their second single, Thunderstorm.
Australian phenomenon Sheppard make their long-awaited North American debut with the Geronimo EP, available through iTunes and all digital retailers next Tuesday August 12 2014. Last week, the group premiered the cinematic music video for the title track which was made available for the first time in the U.S. on Idolator.
Currently quadruple-platinum in Australia, Geronimo merges artful instrumentation with indie rock panache and undeniable pop prowess. With its anthemic chorus and refreshing blend of male and female harmonies, it is evident why the song has become the number one most played track on the Australian Airplay Chart and holds the record for the longest running number one single by an independent Australian artist. What’s more, Geronimo is the highest selling Australian song of the year.
This month, the Brisbane six-piece’s independent Australian album debut, Bombs Away, took number one on Australia’s top album charts, cementing Sheppard as one of the country’s foremost breaking acts. Across the pond, UK fans have responded with similar enthusiasm. Global streams on Geronimo exceed one million and counting while UK streams alone are impressively nearing 150,000 with 20,000 on Spotify during release week. Currently, the song also stands strong at number three on the UK’s Spotify viral chart. Now, Sheppard is gearing up to conquer the United States.
Most recently, the band gave a much buzzed about performance on the grand finale of The Voice in Australia and VIBE Magazine named them one of five acts “ready to pop.” Moreover, other artists and tastemakers have been quite vocal about their admiration of Sheppard. The Vamps, Scooter Braun and more recently tweeted their support.
Sheppard is comprised of siblings, George, Amy and Emma Sheppard along with friends Jay Bovino, Michael Butler and Dean Gordon. They officially touch down with Geronimo next week.
Stormporter are two story-writing Brits making sweet, soulful, indie pop-rock noise. Tim, from England and Tones, a Scot, came together to share their stories, make sweet music together and share fun times in their adopted country – New Zealand.
Stormporter tell stories through their music; stories about life. We all go through storms in our lives – sometimes exciting, often turbulent and sometimes life-changing. Stormporter believe there will always be someone or something to carry you through the storm.They hope the songs will get under your skin, that you’ll be moved or touched in some way, that the songs will become part of the soundtrack of your life. Perhaps, these songs will somehow help you through life’s storms.
Their debut single, Find Yourself, was released on March 10 and was well received. Now they are back with their new single, Sparkle Shimmer Shine.
Stormporter’s sound and the influence for their songs are rooted in British Mod culture. The result of this is a sweet and unique, soulful, grooving indie pop-rock sound and a vibe that will get you up out of your seats.