Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


band members

Sam Upton Curtis Abell Jess Elston Matt Ryan


Influences

royal blood, bring me the horizon, being as an ocean, pup, sincerely, grizzly , hands like houses


Website

Gig

Copious Dribble

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

2 Aug

the crown and anchor

Adelaide, 5000

Adelaide

9:00am

Bio

In the current social climate where modern youth culture places strong
importance on mental health and well-being (and for good reason), Copious
Dribble is at the forefront of these discussions within the Adelaide music scene.
Fronted by singer, guitarist and keyboardist Sam Upton, an advocate for current
social issues such as climate change, indigenous rights and the inclusion of non-
male individuals in the music industry, Copious Dribble is a true reflection of his
nature, as every project undertaken by the band has a purpose beyond the sake of
their eclectic music that intertwines heavy band arrangements with enthralling
synths.
The group started to realise Sam’s vision for the first time at their own fundraiser
show, “A Dreadful Donation”. Sam would have his dreads cut of and his head
clean shaven, raising over $2000 for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. Soon
after this, the band set out to record their first single, which would be released
later under the name, “Only Rule”.

Copious Dribble’s music is brutally honest, melancholic and somewhat dark.
This style is expanded upon from their debut release in their sophomore single
“Choke”, with a greater emphasis on engaging hook melodies and accessible
lyrics with the message that we can all meet our full potential with the strengths
that we have. Moreover, the track is enhanced by ARIA Award-winning Anton
Hagop’s mixing (Silverchair, Birds of Tokyo), and a lead vocal section by Cahli
Blakers of Teenage Joans.
The latest single, “Suffocate” releases on June 9th, featuring all that is loved in
Copious Dribble, yet tapping further into their nu metal style with 808 drum
beats in the bridge and ambient synth and guitar tracks. Mixed once again by
Anton Hagop, this hard-hitting track is only further enhanced by the band’s
darkest lyrics to be witnessed so far, as they expose the listener to the inner
workings of a deeply depressive mental state and the desperation to be saved
from it.
Copious Dribble are sure to continue realising their vision as advocates for
community and inclusion while delivering heartfelt songs in 2021 and onward.
You can witness their eclectic sound with their captivating and endearing
presence at their launch show for “Suffocate” on July 2nd at the Crown and
Anchor.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

07 Dec 2020

Triple J
35

I appreciate the vulnerability on display from Copious Dribble (side note, heck of a band name) that shines through both sets of vocals. When the two twine together though, that's amore.

I appreciate the vulnerability on display from Copious Dribble (side note, heck of a band name) that shines through both sets of vocals. When the two twine together though, that's amore.