Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Cameron, Ben, Steven, Peter


Influences

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tame Impala, The Murlocs, Pond, Jagwar Ma, Connan Mockasin, Japanese Breakfast


Unearthed artists we like

Kult Kyss, Zellow, Quivers, The Murlocs, Velvet Bow, Tram Cops, Merpire


Bio

Hailing from Colac, in Victoria's West, The Attics craft their own brand of high-contrast indie. Jangly guitars, ear worming bass hooks and percussive layers melt into a heady blend of dream-pop and soaring psych-rock.

Born as a stream of pop music Cameron Wade crafted from his bedroom, The Attics came to life as a plush four-piece band experience inspired by the likes of Japanese Breakfast, Pond and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

In 2016, the young band found their feet via the release of two glimmering singles ‘Not Like’ and ‘Bluffing’ - the heart of the tracks carried the sugary remnants of Cam's earlier DIY work.

“Dreamy guitar pop gem…some of the best we’ve heard in 2016” – Tone Deaf, on ‘Not Like’

Performing relentlessly since their inception, multiple interstate tours and support slots with Ali Barter, Slum Sociable, Harts, Abbe May and The Pretty Littles placed the band in front of audiences nationwide in Australia’s formative band rooms and favourite small festivals.

The Attics took time to consolidate their own work before sharing a cohesive debut self-titled album in 2017. Co-produced by Cameron Wade and Isaac Barter (Canary, Didirri, Life Is Better Blonde), the record placed pulsating percussion at center-stage alongside the band’s signature canvas of washed out guitars. A depth of talent is showcased in the moments for quiet reflection dotted among the slushy semi-electronic pop songs; the subtle beauty succeeded in bending a few ears in the media.

The sound of falling in love in the middle of a parquet dance floor at a suburban RSL club. Gooey psych pop under the disco ball.” – Dom Alessio (triple j)

If floating on a cloud-borne disco in the sky could have a soundtrack, this record would be on repeat” – Happy Mag

A whirlwind 2017 came to a close with a quick jaunt across to North America for shows in New York, Detroit and a festival slot at Indie Week Toronto. Several wintery weeks tied up in a Detroit hotel seeded the beginnings of album number two alongside acclaimed studio engineer Steve Schram.

Lead single, ‘Ultramarine’, left many with an excited impression of things to come; many noted the band’s eagerness to push the dynamic envelope.

“There’s something austere and untouchable to The Attics’ music. The moving parts to Ultramarine stand out as some of indie-rock’s best.” – AAA Backstage

‘Instant Feed’ is the band’s latest offering, dissecting relationships with social media in a fuzzy sub three-minute pop jolt.

“If you try and really simplify what it is we’re doing online, sometimes it feels like the whole concept of social media could just unravel.” said Cameron. “That’s the idea Instant Feed tries to explore.”

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Jul 2019

Triple J
35

there's some really lovely, thick, rainbow pop moments in here.

there's some really lovely, thick, rainbow pop moments in here.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

03 Jul 2018

Triple J
40

A bit of a different vibe coming out on this one. I think this is my favourite yet. It's got an old-school Artic Monkeys feel about it and I love the vocal work.

A bit of a different vibe coming out on this one. I think this is my favourite yet. It's got an old-school Artic Monkeys feel about it and I love the vocal work.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

even though it's called 'ultramarine', it sounds like you've risen out of the underwater chilled psych groove and this is a left turn to a more fuzzy, warped pop sound. there's some surprises in this attic.

even though it's called 'ultramarine', it sounds like you've risen out of the underwater chilled psych groove and this is a left turn to a more fuzzy, warped pop sound. there's some surprises in this attic.