Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Simon & Garfunkel, , DMAs , Oasis, The kinks , Bob Dylan


band members

Rhys North Paddy Mcdermott


Influences

Beatles,Bob Dylan,Neil Young,Oasis,The kinks,ELO


Unearthed artists we like

Hallie , Lost Goat Found, MACHINE MACHINE


Bio

McDermott & North are a songwriting duo from Brisbane who draw inspiration from the simplicity of the 60’s era music. Their folk/indie pop songs, complete with catchy melodies and coated with lush harmonies, present the perfect mix of the Beatles meets Dope Lemon.

Drawn together by a chance meeting at an open mic night, Patrick McDermott and Rhys North formed ‘McDermott and North’ in 2016. Since then, they've graced the stages of Hidden Lanes Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and Bluesfest Byron Bay - as a finalist in the Bluesfest Busking Competition 2019. Their all original material has captured the hearts of many, with their astonishing vocal harmonies and honest songwriting proving to be a standout within a stifled musical climate.

With their roots in busking, McDermott & North have busked and gigged their way from Brisbane to Adelaide. Taking to the road over March to support their upcoming single, ‘Everytime’ (I'm A Little Bit Like You), it will mark their first official tour of the east coast - seeing them travel from Melbourne to Mackay, complete with a performance at ‘A Day in the Orchard Festival’ alongside the Buoys & Bootleg Rascal.

The single follows up from their 2018, debut release, five-track EP ‘The Lemon Tapes’ - achieving no.14 on the Apple Music Singer-Songwriter chart. The lead single, ‘Broken Girl’ was played on radio globally, receiving feature in Australia from Triple J and a live performance on prime-time, ABC Breakfast radio.

Review

Review by Ash McGregor Ash McGregor

02 May 2020

Triple J
45

You two. Just damn incredible. It's like a good chicken soup - a classic, simple yet layered, and makes you feel warm and fuzzy when you're not doing too good.

You two. Just damn incredible. It's like a good chicken soup - a classic, simple yet layered, and makes you feel warm and fuzzy when you're not doing too good.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

i'm with abby on this one having that instant classic ingredient. it feels like a 60s inspired sad pop gem you discover in your older siblings collection.

i'm with abby on this one having that instant classic ingredient. it feels like a 60s inspired sad pop gem you discover in your older siblings collection.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

31 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

Sunny stuff and the vocal combo is a real winner with you guys together.

Sunny stuff and the vocal combo is a real winner with you guys together.