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 Ash Kehoe, bassist Joe Draffen, and drummer Archie Shannon (Dragoons). 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 a East coast tour of Australia, where the band also showcased what was to come from their debut LP ‘From a View’. Considered long-overdue, though only being a year after their first release, ‘From a View’ was released via Spunk Records and Woo Me! Records. The LP depicts Floodlights’ progression as a band, presenting more intricate instrumentation with their well loved vocal projection. Recorded and mixed by renowned engineer Nao Anzai and Mastered by Mikey Young, the music was in safe hands.

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.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

15 May 2020

Triple J
40

riding into the sunset with this one on loud.

riding into the sunset with this one on loud.