Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Bruce Springsteen, The War on Drugs, Slowdive, Gang of Youths, The National, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Jack Ladder, Holy Holy


band members

John Lawrie - Vocals, guitar Sean Niven - Bass Andrew Back - Synths Curtis Grey - Drums


Influences

The National, Slowdive, The War on Drugs, Beach House, Bruce Springsteen, My Bloody Valentine, Holy Holy


Bio

John Lawrie & The Welcome Strangers are a four-piece alternative rock band from Sydney. With John’s crooning bass-baritone voice, and their unique blend of shoegaze and the blues (bluegaze if you will), the band hit hard with their high energy live sets. Their mix of introspective,  existential lyrics, dreamy atmospheres, and indie-rock beats will have you feeling sad on the dance floor. 

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

This song is a rocket! So much energy and drama sending it skywards.

This song is a rocket! So much energy and drama sending it skywards.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

i've given this an extra half star for the pure commitment that this one has. you've put it all on the line again!

i've given this an extra half star for the pure commitment that this one has. you've put it all on the line again!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

If John's vocals don't drag you out of a lull and convince you to run away and join a band then the pumped up '80s sounds behind him will. It's like Dave from GOY fronting Journey.

If John's vocals don't drag you out of a lull and convince you to run away and join a band then the pumped up '80s sounds behind him will. It's like Dave from GOY fronting Journey.