Artist info

Genre

Rock


Sounds like

Dick Diver, Boomgates, Scott & Charlene's Wedding


band members

Louis Parsons Ashlee Kehoe Archie Shannon Joe Draffen


Influences

Paul Kelly, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks


Unearthed artists we like

CLAMM


Bio

Floodlights make honest, catchy rock music that melds ‘80s alternative rock with ‘90s New Zealand jangle-pop. Formed in mid 2018 in Melbourne, the band consists of guitarists/vocalists Louis Parsons and Ashlee Kehoe, bassist Joe Draffen and drummer Archie Shannon. Their live performance is intimate at times, intertwined with large powerful outbursts. They self released their debut EP ‘Backyard’ in 2019 on 10” vinyl, containing the single ‘Nullarbor’ which gained them an abundance of attention globally. With a reissue of the EP from Spunk Records in late 2019, the band gained more attention, coinciding with an east coast tour of Australia, where the band also showcased what was to come from their debut LP ‘From a View’ which was later released via Spunk Records and Woo Me! Records in July 2020. In 2021, Floodlights teamed up with Tiny Town Records to release a two song 7” which showcases the dynamic range of genres and moods that they cover as a band.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

26 May 2021

Triple J
35

Floodlights giving the billy can a proper rattle with this new one. That mouth organ solo goes!

Floodlights giving the billy can a proper rattle with this new one. That mouth organ solo goes!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

31 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

a great cut from the new floodlights album full of warm, suburban stories with charming af dual vocals.

a great cut from the new floodlights album full of warm, suburban stories with charming af dual vocals.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 May 2020

Triple J
40

Found a new fave here. Fans of RBCF, The Ocean Party better shimmy over and suss one out.

Found a new fave here. Fans of RBCF, The Ocean Party better shimmy over and suss one out.