Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Middle Kids, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Quivers, The Beths


band members

Mickey Cooper, James McGuffie, Sam Swain, Davey Noordhoff


Influences

Crowded House, Wilco, Big Thief, Frightened Rabbit


Website

www.facebook.com/kilnsband

Bio

With an indie-rock heart and limbs that reach the edges of alt country, punk rock, and classic harmonic pop, Kilns belongs in the spaces between genres and musical currents.
Brimming with their signature melodic hooks and thoughtful instrumentation, Kilns’ new single "Shooting Star" is the Victorian outfit’s first offering since 2019’s LP "You Can Bet Your House On Me."

"Shooting Star" places you in a world sparked by childhood memories of wild and windy nights spent in an old Bass Coast beach house. It’s all creaky floorboards, creamy soda, and Crowded House on the stereo. The song finds tension in surrendering to the cold comfort of nostalgia, while keeping keenly aware of the mental pitfalls of such longing and rumination. It was recorded in the improvised, on-the-fly spirit of 2020, with each member’s parts and ideas flying across Victoria between their laptops.

Off the back of their debut LP, Kilns have already received national airplay on Triple J’s Home & Hosed, Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite, and 2019 with Richard Kingsmill. In their relatively short career to date, they’ve shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest indie acts, including San Cisco, Ruby Gill, British India, PLANET, Quivers, Rat!Hammock and Merpire, and have been added to several highly coveted Spotify editorial playlists.

Through a lens of resilience and hopeful optimism, "Shooting Star" continues Kilns’ musical odyssey of documenting and dissecting the worlds and brains where they live.

"Arguably one of the finest releases you’ll hear this year" - Tone Deaf on "You Can Bet Your House On Me."

Review

Shooting Star

Kilns

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

another fantastic slice from kilns who have my crowded house and something for kate loving heart beating a little faster.

another fantastic slice from kilns who have my crowded house and something for kate loving heart beating a little faster.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

12 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Sometimes I just want a good ol' chunk of Aussie indie in my musical sandwich, and this hits the spot.

Sometimes I just want a good ol' chunk of Aussie indie in my musical sandwich, and this hits the spot.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

11 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

It feels like i've always known this song. I love your ability to do that with your songwriting!

It feels like i've always known this song. I love your ability to do that with your songwriting!