The Spindrift Saga are set to return to Smokey Dan’s Friday 26th of March! They will be joined by special guests ARCHIE (Canberra), Last Thursday (Sydney) and the St Peter’s College Band.
Tickets will include food, which will consist of an incredible BBQ assortment provided by Smokey Dan’s. BBQ includes pork n’ fennel sausage sangas, sticky wings and chips. The event will kick off at 6pm, with doors open from 5pm. TICKETS HERE THE SPINDRIFT SAGA
The Spindrift Saga are an independent Australian act renowned for their tight live shows, “catchy rhythms, bright licks” and big alt funk rock sound. In the last few years The Spindrift Saga have toured extensively and supported the likes of The Living End, Thirsty Merc, The Rubens, British India and other music industry heavyweights. The band’s debut full length record “Badnormous” has received airplay around the country and cemented The Spindrift Saga’s unique place in the alternative rock scene. The band have recently released four singles “Batsh!t Bay”, “Musical Theme”, “Smile” and “In and out of Love”. In July 2017 The Spindrift Saga played their first international shows in Japan.
With comparisons being drawn to the music industries alternative heavyweights, “these lads have crafted a truly unique sound best described as electrifying”. The Spindrift Saga is a head-turning power trio with musical ‘chops’ to burn who cover an enormous diversity of styles in their performances. Influenced heavily by funk music, The Spindrift Saga welds this syncopated groove element seamlessly into their rock roots. The result is a sound that could be likened to acts such as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Living End, Soundgarden and Incubus.
‘It gets me moving in my seat!’ Tom Forest, Triple J
Shortly after forming in late 2018 while studying at the ANU School of Music, these four unusually happy scallywags found a kindred spirit in Archie, Xandy’s dog, who reflects all of the charisma, energy, and happiness ARCHIE the band dream of conveying with their music. Since their launch at the start of July 2019, ARCHIE has seen a meteoric rise in the local Canberra scene. Beginning with shows alongside well-established hometown heroes, they soon doubled-down on their infectious live shows by supporting the likes of Surf Trash, Neko Pink and BENEE. This has culminated in a string of sold-out headline shows around Canberra, with fans turning up in their hundreds.
Soon after, the release of "Blink" saw the band perform alongside long-time-idols Lime Cordiale, as well as feature in the pilot episode of Immersion Sessions, in which they performed live from one of the world's finest recording studios, Studios301.
"All 200 of us punters were sold on the band’s musicianship and songwriting. As the songs keep coming, this band will keep finding new and unexpected ways to channel that energy into something special" Hayden Fritzlaff, The RiotACT
Last Thursday are an acclaimed Indie Rock outfit hailing from Sydney's Inner West. They draw inspiration from bands such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Radiohead and The Kooks. This band wants to make you dance, and cry, and weep, scream and sing. Last Thursday’s next EP is set to be released in 2021, with singles Tamed and I Hear having recently dropped in anticipation.
‘I hit play, and you had me in the first few seconds! Those vocals sound like they're sitting on a bed of stars! This indie-rock is bringing warmth to a cold night!’ Tom Forest, Triple J
‘The emotion behind every note and every lyric is very powerful. It's impossible not to ~feel~ listening to this’ Ash McGregor, Triple J
‘It's earnest, soaring rock n roll that will affect you.’ Declan Byrne, Triple J