Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


band members

Sebastian James - Vocals/ Guitar Aston Valladares - Guitar Rachel Whitford - Bass Kyle Sambell - Drums


Influences

Blink 182, Slowly Slowly, Box Car Racer, The Wonder Years


Unearthed artists we like

TOWNS, Pinkish Blu, Don't Bring Stacey, Teenage Joans


Website

www.27music.com.au

Bio

Introducing Haliday - the punk-infused brainchild of Adelaide indie pop outfit Pinkish Blu’s Sebastian James. Today Haliday reveals his debut single ‘Phase Me’, a nostalgic and reflective offering that delves into the highs and lows of young adulthood.

Inspired by artists he had on rotation in high school, such as Balance And Composure, Basement, and Box Car Racer, alongside more recent influences like Slowly Slowly, ‘Phase Me’ is a sonic and lyrical time capsule.

“‘Phase Me’ is about a time when I had no clue what I was meant to be doing in my early twenties, while failing uni, not being able to find work, and having a terrible time with relationships,” says Haliday. “I knew that my mental health was a complete mess but I wasn't doing anything to fix it, and was just acting like everything was fine, which frustrated my friends at the time who were only trying to help.”

‘Phase Me’ was produced, mixed and mastered by Lachy Pitcher at Depict Studios in Adelaide.

Haliday’s live band comes together as an Adelaide supergroup of sorts, supported by TOWNS’ Aston Valladares on guitar, Don’t Bring Stacey’s Kyle Sambell on drums, and Rachie Whitford on bass. The project played their first show earlier this year, supporting Sydney pop punk band Yours Truly, and will launch ‘Phase Me’ with a headline show on Thursday 2nd September at Adelaide’s Fat Controller Steam Room.

Review

Phase Me

Haliday

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

01 Sep 2021

Triple J
40

Get Haliday to the Adelaide Oval pronto cos this kind of melodic radio punk could fill a stadium.

Get Haliday to the Adelaide Oval pronto cos this kind of melodic radio punk could fill a stadium.

Review

Phase Me

Haliday

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

25 Aug 2021

Triple J
45

Haliday's debut single shreds. It's solid, a blast of high energy, it feels sentimental and it just gets better and better on each listen.

Haliday's debut single shreds. It's solid, a blast of high energy, it feels sentimental and it just gets better and better on each listen.

Review

Phase Me

Haliday

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

25 Aug 2021

Triple J
40

i reckon most people have got a wheelbarrow full of pent up emotions right now and it's a shame everyone's outbursts don't sound this good. a killer debut single from haliday which reminds me of the more muscly side of blink.

i reckon most people have got a wheelbarrow full of pent up emotions right now and it's a shame everyone's outbursts don't sound this good. a killer debut single from haliday which reminds me of the more muscly side of blink.