Artist info


Indie, Rock

Sounds like

Radiohead, Midlake

band members

Dan James - vox, guitar Stew Riddle - vox, bass Matt Wedmaier - vox drums,


David Bowie, The Arcade Fire, Pink Flyod, Jonny Cash



'Web of Thieves' represents a re-birth for Drawn From Bees. Not a new beginning, but a re-connection with the sounds from their earlier records - sounds that excite and connect. Luscious Harmonies, guitars to die for and beautiful, crisp production from front man Dan James.

The brand new single, Calling You Out, begins with a beautiful guitar and vocal introduction from Dan James - and when the rest of the band kick in, the rhythm section show you why they are among the best in Australia. Tight, purposeful and can't-get-it-out-of-your-head-for-days, the track then segues into what the band does best and oh-so-effortlessly - 4-part harmonies backed by big-time drum patterns and soaring guitars.

Since inception, Drawn from Bees have consistently challenged orthodoxy. From their first four records being a chapter in the Elementary Tales for Young Boys and Girls box set to their previous release, The May King and His Paper Crown, a record that delves into love, loss, murder and betrayal.

Having made an impact both at home in Australia and internationally, Drawn from Bees have performed at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Music Matters (Hong Kong), MusExpo (London & Los Angeles), V Festival, St Kilda Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and with the likes of The Middle East, Jesus Jones and Emperors.

'Web of Thieves' is out on Friday May 2 online everywhere through MGM Distribution and Drawn From Bees are playing some hometown Brisbane and surrounds in late May to launch the single. For more information, go to


Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

18 Feb 2014

Triple J

Some very pleasing Sleepy Jackson vibes. 3.5

Some very pleasing Sleepy Jackson vibes. 3.5