Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Wolf Alice, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Smiths, The National, Slowdive, Tired Lion, Interpol


band members

Victoria Jenkins - Vocals/Bass Daniel Parkinson - Guitars/BV Kyle Shipton - Drums/BV


Influences

Radiohead, Wolf Alice, DMA's, The National, The Strokes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Slowdive, Interpol


Website

fragileanimalsmusic.com

Gig

Fragile Animals

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

23 Nov

Solbar

Sunshine, 4558

Maroochydore

8:00pm

Bio

There's something captivating about watching a young band hit their stride. It is, after all, perhaps what makes the music industry go around. The potential translates into success while their previous experience transforms into educated decisions that prop the individuals and the band’s confidence to uncover that winning formula.

For Sunshine Coast rock trio Fragile Animals, that time is now. Their 2017 debut EP Light That Fades was the initial promise that garnered momentum as time passed and it was met with a joyous welcome. Certain songs found open ears at triple j and the band snared airplay, eventually becoming Unearthed Feature Artist at the end of the EP’s cycle and winning a place on the line-up to their local Big Pineapple Festival.

Wasting no time, the band didn’t hesitate in jumping back into recording with local up-and-coming producer Elliot Heinrich (Ayla, High-Tropics) to record a follow-up EP, this time with a stronger focus of songs and how they will translate live. The result - the fulfillment of the promise made a year ago.

Once again, they sculpt bittersweet indie-rock around the whisper-like voice of Victoria Jenkins, inhaling their influences and exhaling carefully as the smart young band carving out their own sound they want to be. Each song is a banquet of catchy melodies – delivering a rich slice of pop amidst the powerful, driving rhythms of drummer Kyle Shipton and Daniel Parkinson's cavalcade of rich guitar tones.

The upliftingly airy new single ‘Landing’ is anything but a retread of paths once followed. Instead, it’s the graduation with flying colours every band looks to strike upon. It’s a luscious layering of slow burning choruses and intricate guitar melodies – part indie-pop, part shoegaze paragon.

Although in only early stages, Fragile Animals live prowess has gradually been honed over the last 12 months, not only crushing the stage at the aforementioned Big Pineapple Festival, but also within support slots with the likes of Polish Club, Bugs, Jebediah and whoever else crossed their path in the Sunshine Coast vicinity. 2018’s remaining months will be spent preparing for what will inevitably be a formative 2019 for the band. More music is ready and more touring is on the cards, but this time with one eye on Australia and the other on the world.

Unearthed in 2018

Big Pineapple

22 Apr 2018

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Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

submerge me in this any day of the week, it's sad psych disguised among a full range of colours and textures.

submerge me in this any day of the week, it's sad psych disguised among a full range of colours and textures.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

kinda ramping it up a bit on this one but also kinda still gazing into the middle distance, it's a good balance.

kinda ramping it up a bit on this one but also kinda still gazing into the middle distance, it's a good balance.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

27 Sep 2017

Triple J
45

i like to get lost in shoegaze, not for things to get lost in shoegaze. and i feel like this makes light work of that tightrope.

i like to get lost in shoegaze, not for things to get lost in shoegaze. and i feel like this makes light work of that tightrope.