Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


band members

Clancy Davidson- Violin and vocals ~ Georgia Siciliano- Guitar and vocals ~ David Stewart- Bass guitar and vocals ~ Lochie Howitt- Drums ~ Julia Wallace - Trumpet, keys and vocals


Influences

Belle and Sebastian, Nina Simone, The Beach Boys, The Zombies, Foxygen, The Beatles, Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Margaret Glaspy, Julia Jacklin


Bio

There is no doubt, socks and sandals are in, and Man Sandal are set to make 2021 a big one. All five members have been raised in the thriving WA music ecosystem, forming the band at an early age.
Folk and jazz influences weave
through an alternative sound of lush string and brass textures, an emotive push, and raw joy.
Since adding fifth member Julia Wallace, the band’s energy and emphasis has shifted up a gear, their craft growing with each release.
Two EPs and multiple singles have seen them forge a faithful live following, including sets at Nannup Music Festival, Fairbridge Festival, and WAMFest.
Nominated for WAM Song of the Year in 2017 and 2020, Man Sandal have also been featured on Triple J Unearthed, and supported Noah Dillon on his regional tour dates in early 2020.
It was during this tour the band wrote and recorded part of their debut full-length release Chess Club, coming in June 2021. The shores of the Southern Ocean provided the backdrop for an album of earnest and direct songwriting, wet with emotion, energy, and depth.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

i had a really big sandwich for lunch today, so two hours on i'm a little drowsy and this has me daydreaming and meandering at just the right pace. thanks man sandal!

i had a really big sandwich for lunch today, so two hours on i'm a little drowsy and this has me daydreaming and meandering at just the right pace. thanks man sandal!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

A sprawling indie jam piece from Man Sandal. A nice trick to make it feel bouncy but also dense. I'm going to be flip flopping over which part I like the most as I replay this track over and over.

A sprawling indie jam piece from Man Sandal. A nice trick to make it feel bouncy but also dense. I'm going to be flip flopping over which part I like the most as I replay this track over and over.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

Socks + sandals are a massive vibe. This is so relatable and charismatic and real and I love the way those horns add so much personality to this. Thank you Man Sandal.

Socks + sandals are a massive vibe. This is so relatable and charismatic and real and I love the way those horns add so much personality to this. Thank you Man Sandal.