Tropical Strength are an experimental duo from the Coal Coast of NSW. Founding members, brothers Al Foil and Sir Dinsington, create a peculiar brand of art-damaged pop music that is eerily familiar but sounds like nothing else. Each song is a passage into the psyche and day-to-day visions of chief songwriter, Al Foil and encapsulates the nostalgia of childhood memories and surreal happenings. With influences ranging from nursery rhymes and Ozploitation cinema to the novels of Steven King, ‘the duo leads listeners on a whimsical journey through a warped Australian landscape. 'The Strength' utilises a sonic palate which is inspired by the sounds of baroque psychedelia. Fuelled by caffeine and anxiety, Tropical Strength are a breath of fresh air in the contemporary Australian music scene.
South-Coast duo TEES return with latest single “Let Beauty Be”, the latest offering from the Leisure Coast’s own Indie label Farmer & The Owl, out now via Inertia Music. On “Let Beauty Be”, TEES’ Lizzy Tillman and Sean Duarte’s experience of their surrounding environment manifests itself in the sound of dreamy house music, stirring up memories of the acid soaked raves of the 90s, with a clear nostalgic Australiana edge.
After selling out headline shows across the country, touring main support for Grinspoon’s 20 year anniversary and gearing up for a set on the main stage at Splendour, Hockey Dad will be in fine form for these massive shows. "We toured across Canada with Hockey Dad earlier this year. They were always either wasted or asleep. It was classic!”– Brett jokes.
The Pinheads have announced that their self titled debut album will be released on May 12th via Farmer & The Owl/Inertia Music. The band have also just premiered a film clip to a new single 'Gimme Back' and announced tour dates for the album release across Australia and New Zealand.