Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Raconteurs, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood


band members

Ashton Tremain - Guitars/Lead Vox, Will Tremain - Drums/Backing Vox, Andy West - Bass, Ben Helman - Guitars/Backing Vox


Influences

Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix Experience, QOTSA


Website

www.thedesertsea.com

Bio

In true rock n roll fashion; The Desert Sea came from humble beginnings – three long-time friends, a case of beer and a guitar-fueled jam session that would be etched in their neighbours memories for years to come. Granted free reign of his parent’s garage, Ben (guitar) quickly extended invites to mates, Ashton (lead Guitar, Vocals) and Andy (Bass) and although unaware at the time, a profound musical journey had begun. The boys continued to hone their skills with regular jams but the time had come to find a drummer. Ashton’s brother Will put his hand up for the job and after blitzing the audition it was the clear the missing link had been found. The chemistry was undeniable and The Desert Sea was born.

The boys began playing regular shows in their hometown of Sydney as well as touring up and down Australia’s East coast. Drawing influences from blues, hard rock and grunge they continued to refine their sound, once being described as “The Love Child of The Black Keys and Soundgarden”.
With every show The Desert Sea gained momentum, developing a loyal fan base and a reputation for high-energy live performances. Their unique blend of raw yet soulful vocal melodies, earthy riffs and chest pounding rhythm’s, serve up a tasty cocktail that’s sure to leave you with a sore head and a vague recollection of what could’ve been the night of your life.

Through hard work and dedication The Desert Sea has kicked numerous personal goals since their inception back in 2012. They’ve shed blood and sweat at iconic venues like The Metro, The Annandale, The Vanguard and The Beach Hotel as well as sharing the stage with some of Australia’s finest acts including ‘Sticky fingers’, ‘Ash Grunwald’, ‘The Fumes’ and ‘Jebediah’.
A stint at Oceanic Studios, owned by legendary guitarist Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) saw the completion of The Desert Sea’s debut EP ‘Oceanic’. It’s singles ‘Reflection’ and ‘Settle The Score’ were released consecutively and received rave reviews, radio play from Triple J, Fbi and community stations Australia wide as well as airplay from both UK and US radio.

With recording of their second EP complete and the release of its first single ‘Elevator’ earlier in the year, The Desert Sea are primed and ready to release the EP’s second single ‘All Mine’ this summer. What this space………..

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Jan 6th – The V Room, Noosa
Jan 7th – The Milk Factory, Brisbane
Feb 18th – The Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne
Mar 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th – Hotel Steyne (Moonshine Residency), Manly

Review

annarks

26 Apr 2016

50

Another stellar track from these legends! Relentless!
One of the finest acts in Aus! catch them live folks!

Another stellar track from these legends! Relentless!
One of the finest acts in Aus! catch them live folks!