Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The Cure, Beach Fossils, DIIV, The Strokes, The Smiths


band members

Ben O'Loughlin - Vocals/Synth/Guitar Carlos Tinsey - Vocals/ Bass Andy Taylor - Vocals/Guitar Ted Mitchell - Guitar Will Clancy - Drums


Influences

Chris Cohen, Mac Demarco, Real Estate, Dick Diver, Bored Nothing


Unearthed artists we like

Brunga's Band, The Ocean Party


Website

www.soundcloud.com/diettunes

Gig

DIET.

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

3 Mar

The Gaso

Melbourne, 3066

Melbourne

4:00pm

Bio

As much as Melbourne band DIET. have been contradicting their band name for a little while now, they sure af have been working up a sweat when it comes to developing their sound in the rehearsal room and on the road.

In 2017 the group hit the recording studio for an ode to the classic Aussie tradition of streaking in 'Clothes Off’, following it up with synth laden, heartfelt love letter in “Take Me” (a number that found the band in spot rotation on the J’s across the back half of the year). Nostalgic synthesisers and playful guitar lines (influenced by The Smiths and The Cure) made for an affectionate and sweeping overture. The boys hit the road with Polish Club across all of their Aus dates at the back end of 2017, playing their biggest stages to date.

For the new year the group have delivered “Forget About It”, an old school indie-rock floor filler to burn of dem calories. The upbeat little banger wastes no time as frontman Ben wonders why anyone would even question smashing up the piggy bank if it meant missing out on a good time!? Spend some money, forget about it!

It’s replete with an accompanying music video that takes on the idea that the hitmen in Reservoir Dogs made a cameo in the beloved Amercian dance drama Step Up. Grab ya popcorn, preferably with unsaturated Margarine.

'Forget About It' is the first offering of their new EP, set for release in the coming months ;)

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

The hooks leap out of this one with a pace that's fast and furious (Brunswick Drift).

The hooks leap out of this one with a pace that's fast and furious (Brunswick Drift).

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

31 Jan 2018

Triple J
45

you guys make me smile. another carefree, messy, jangler that's dying to be danced around to.

you guys make me smile. another carefree, messy, jangler that's dying to be danced around to.

Review

Review by Linda Marigliano Linda Marigliano

14 Sep 2017

Triple J
45

you know when you fall into a youtube hole and you discover some new romantic era gem, and go 'how did I miss this'?! I'm filing next to classics like Modern English 'I Melt With You' and The Cure 'In Between Days' uurrghh my heart

you know when you fall into a youtube hole and you discover some new romantic era gem, and go 'how did I miss this'?! I'm filing next to classics like Modern English 'I Melt With You' and The Cure 'In Between Days' uurrghh my heart