Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


Bio

Megastick Fanfare play experimental pop.

SECOND ALBUM: NIGHS - 2016

Nighs is the product of Megastick's renewed experimentation with texture and rhythm, and an underlying commitment to pop melodies, both joyful and dark. Nighs is built upon its prominent percussive elements, dressed in colourful and rich instrumentation, and punctuated by vocals ranging between gentle and frenzied.

Nighs will be released independently on vinyl and online on December 2nd. This album will be Megastick's last before an extended hiatus due to geography and the passage of time.

FANFARE EP1 - 2013

In February 2013, megastick released 'Fanfare EP 1', a collection of the fruits of post-album experimentation. 'Call Out' is the EP's first single. Where the band’s debut was characterised by dense frenzy, ‘Call Out’ rumbles through more minimal terrain. Expansive synthetic sounds swirl in the shadowy space above an insistent and forceful rhythm section, punctuated by darker, sorrowful vocal lines.

GRIT AGLOW - 2011

In 2011 megastick fanfare’s debut album, Grit Aglow, attracted critical acclaim as one the most anticipated debut releases from “one of most exciting Aussie bands kicking around” (Dom Alessio, triple j). The album combines a variety of influences and instrumentation to traverse the full experimental pop spectrum, from abrasive intensity to incendiary flare.

FBi Album of the week
SYN Hoist Album of the week
Rave Album Of the Week
**** Brag Indie Album of the week
**** Record of the Year 2011 - Nominee, SMAC Awards

LIVE

Megastick fanfare have played alongside Bombay Bicycle Club, The Middle East, Cloud Control, Seekae, Leader Cheetah, High Places (US), and El Guincho (Spain) as well on festivals Come Together, Peats Ridge and Parklife.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Nov 2016

Triple J
40

From a quieter opening this song bursts to life like a croc thrashing through the river and annihilating its prey. Yeah I'm on my Attenborough shit tonight.

From a quieter opening this song bursts to life like a croc thrashing through the river and annihilating its prey. Yeah I'm on my Attenborough shit tonight.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

18 Oct 2010

Triple J
40

Could never be accused of predictability. Love the panpipes-meets-hysterical-primal-drumming of June Strangelets.

Could never be accused of predictability. Love the panpipes-meets-hysterical-primal-drumming of June Strangelets.