Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


band members

Sammii Su - Vocals Jesse Johnston - Guitar Dominic Cabusi - Bass Chris Dutton - Keys Ryan Mooney - Drums


Influences

Grizzly Bear, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Radiohead, Snarky Puppy


Unearthed artists we like

Godriguez, Baldwins, 30/70, WALLACE, MMG, NAFASI


Website

www.levingstonemusic.com

Bio

“a velvety and delectable collection of progressive soul, an irresistible treat for lovers of songs slightly more cerebral then the status quo.” — THE MUSIC

“an otherworldly sonic tapestry that combines a vocal complexity akin to Hiatus Kaiyote with an ambiance reminiscent of a lazy Saturday afternoon” — HAPPY

“Levingstone have nailed it on the head… the band fearlessly dare to be different.” – FLAVOURMAG (UK)

Eclectic Sydney based five-piece Levingstone make indie soul music; rich with imagery, and bathed in lush harmony and groove. Influenced by jazz, future soul, RnB and progressive genres, and citing artists such as Snarky Puppy, Radiohead and Hiatus Kaiyote, the band’s sound is informed by many inspirations, but has a distinct flavour of its own.

After the release of their debut EP Modern Burials which garnered the band support from stations including Triple J/Unearthed, FBi, 2SER and Triple RRR, and blogs across the country and abroad including The Music, Flavourmag (UK), and Tone Deaf, the band embarked on an east coast tour that culminated in a sell-out hometown show, before retreating to the studio to work on their next release, scheduled for late 2017.

Levingstone has shared stages with artists such as 30/70, Tulalah, Lyre Byrdland, Glenn Lumanta, MMG and Baldwins, and has established itself as an act to watch in the Sydney soul scene, with the band’s live show lineup often expanding to include a horn section and backing vocals, taking the multi-layered songs in to full flight.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

10 Sep 2017

Triple J
35

Oh yeah, groove is HEAVING. Highly rate Sammii's vocals, so sweet and also so damn strong. There's not many songs about death that you can dance to, but this is one of them!

Oh yeah, groove is HEAVING. Highly rate Sammii's vocals, so sweet and also so damn strong. There's not many songs about death that you can dance to, but this is one of them!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Sep 2017

Triple J
35

Big, sweltering soul music happening right here.

Big, sweltering soul music happening right here.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

08 Jun 2016

Triple J
40

Very much enjoying that Hiatus Kaiyote phrasing. There's some sweet guitar work in there too. Delish.

Very much enjoying that Hiatus Kaiyote phrasing. There's some sweet guitar work in there too. Delish.