Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Ocean Alley, The Police, Lime Cordiale, Bootleg Rascal, L.A.B., The Black Seeds, Fat Freddy's Drop, Ball Park Music


band members

Rhys Love - Vox, Guitar Eli Love - Drums, Vox Kurt Speirs - Bass


Influences

Bob Marley & The Wailers, Chronixx, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Tribal Seeds, The Beautiful Girls, Sublime, Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, Bill Withers, My Morning Jacket


Unearthed artists we like

TUMBO PIT, Southern End


Bio

The Appointments meld reggae, rock, soul, and roots into a flavour of their own. The trio are constantly evolving, distilling infectious grooves and melodies into uplifting music to bring people together.

Rhys (Guitar, Vocals) and Eli Love (Drums, Vocals) have been playing music together all their lives, this project sees the brothers creating music direct from their deepest influences. In mid 2019, former housemate Kurt Speirs (Bass) completed the trio and the band continued moulding their catalogue of jam sessions and ideas into groove laden, harmonically inspired tracks.
In a true DIY spirit, ‘You’re Welcome’ was written, recorded, and mixed in their bedrooms. The energetic track found glowing reviews and spent time on top of the Roots charts of Triple J unearthed and featured in the Top 5 of the overall Unearthed Charts.
The summer of 20/21 will see the band drop two more home grown, sun-drenched singles, 'My Mind's Eye' & 'Sweet Life'.

The Appointments were the first band to fully utilise Novotone Newcastle for live recording.
These sessions delivered the backbone of the band's up coming debut E.P.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Jun 2020

Triple J
35

They turned up the heat for this one!

They turned up the heat for this one!