Artist info

Genre

Rock


band members

Jessica Johns, Jason Katsaras, Stuart Patterson, Hamish Gibson-Smith


Influences

Johnny Cash, Twerps, Julia Jacklin


Unearthed artists we like

Ricky Albeck & The Belair Line Band


Website

Bio

Dead Roo are a four-piece band from suburban Adelaide. From the outset, the unique and honest songwriting of vocalists Jess Johns and Jason Katsaras as well as the bands bright enthusiastic energy, gained a buzz of attention. They have supported local giants Bad//Dreems and West Thebarton as well as earning a spot on the Superloop 500 main stage in 2020, supporting Pete Murray. Late last year the group were honoured to be presented with the APRA AMCOS Emily Burrows Award at the South Australian Music Awards. Their initial releases gained national radio airplay and Nick of Time sits comfortably in the realm of those songs as one of the bands early creations. With an oncoming EP in tow 2020 promised to be a break out year for the band, while touring in the immediate future is no longer possible, Dead Roo are determined to keep releasing music and look forward to getting back on the horse.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

17 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

This is just one of those rare records that channels Australians so perfectly that you become nostalgic for a landscape you’re already living in. Heroic dolewave that deserves to be remembered for years to come.

This is just one of those rare records that channels Australians so perfectly that you become nostalgic for a landscape you’re already living in. Heroic dolewave that deserves to be remembered for years to come.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

16 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Dream scenario: It's warm, the sun is going down, I walk outside to hear Dead Roo playing this beauty in my back yard. Life is great.

Dream scenario: It's warm, the sun is going down, I walk outside to hear Dead Roo playing this beauty in my back yard. Life is great.

Review

Review by Elsa Silberstein Elsa Silberstein

10 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Got that aussie realness running through your veins, it's imperfect, beautiful and a little retro

Got that aussie realness running through your veins, it's imperfect, beautiful and a little retro