Artist info

Genre

Dance, Pop


band members

Emma + Nick xxx


Influences

Friendship, Synths, Strats, Life, Family, HAIM, mind games, video games


Unearthed artists we like

TOWNS, V O E, Teenage Joans, Neon Tetra, The Montreals


Bio

Heaps Good Friends are a charming Adelaide trio of heaps good friends with a heaps good story.
Quirky vocal powerhouse Emma Fradd met synth-juggernaut Nick O’Connor in prison. Specifically, the Old
Gladstone Gaol, and even more specifically, at a youth arts program.
Emma was attending as a moody teen who would rather be at home playing on her Nintendo 64. Nick was
working as a music facilitator with a penchant for recording groovy synth sounds in prisons.
Fast forward a few years, a few overseas flights and a few different musical projects, Nick and Emma
inevitably reunited and decided to start writing music together in 2016.
It didn’t take long for their debut single ‘Let’s Hug Longer’ to capture the hearts of the nation with its
unpredictably wholesome lyrical content and its infectious instrumental. The track swiftly flew to high rotation
on triple j, becoming the 11th most played song on the youth broadcaster in 2017 and earning the then-duo
an Unearthed slot at Groovin’ The Moo.
Enter drummer Dan Steinert (TOWNS) to complete the trio of very solid pals and their very solid live show.
With the buzz brewing, additional triple j rotation followed, as did national tour supports with the likes of The
Jungle Giants, Lime Cordiale, and Polish Club, plus festival slots at BIGSOUND, NYE On The Hill, and The
Hills Are Alive. - Caitlin Crawley, Habit.

Unearthed in 2017

Groovin The Moo

26 Feb 2017

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Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

17 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

those synths are just BEGGING for their dance floor moment

those synths are just BEGGING for their dance floor moment

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

11 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

The nostalgia is leaping outta this one, perfectly captures that kind of quirk and glisten you'd get from Tim and Jean, Architecture in Helsinki, Passion Pit etc. SO FUN!

The nostalgia is leaping outta this one, perfectly captures that kind of quirk and glisten you'd get from Tim and Jean, Architecture in Helsinki, Passion Pit etc. SO FUN!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

08 Feb 2021

Triple J
45

A captivating, all-round celebration from this power duo. It's got the buzz and the best feel good energy ever.

A captivating, all-round celebration from this power duo. It's got the buzz and the best feel good energy ever.