Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Gussy, Stef, Lachy, Graham.


Influences

Machine Gun Kelly, Halsey


Bio

Continuously proving themselves as one of Australia's premiere alt-pop exports. The Montreals, deliver a flurry of genre-meshing singles, consolidating them as a staple in a vibrant and flourishing Australian music scene.

Increasingly bold and quirky music has earned them a following of over 20,000 angels on social media. The stand alone singles ‘deadheads’ and ‘Wasting Time’ were positively received nationally and internationally, cartwheeling the line between polished and raucous, with both attracting multiple radio plays on Triple J (Australia) and KCRW (United States). Collectively, their music has clocked well over 3.5 million streams on Spotify and been consistently added on coveted international playlists including Spotify's New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, and Indie Arrivals and Apple's New Music Daily.

2021 is proving to be a breakout year for the group. The Montreals received nods from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, opening for them to over 40,000 patrons, as well as performing at Groovin The Moo Festival. A recent national tour support with Kingswood also saw the band play sold out dates nationally. It also made way for their first international shows at Live En Aout Festival in New Caledonia in addition to 2 feature's on Netflix's 'Terrace House' in Japan.

'Wasting Time' shows a bold Pop leap for the band, effortlessly taking risks but always making it their own :) With an angsty soundscape that could soundtrack a coming of age movie “I want people to know that you shouldn’t be judged for living an alternative lifestyle and that we are all deserving of love” - Stef

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Jun 2021

Triple J
45

The Montreals just changed up their game and leveled up in the process. They're decorating the canvas with one of those deluxe connector-pen sets you wished for in school that had every sub-genre of colour imaginable. A bit of something for everyone.

The Montreals just changed up their game and leveled up in the process. They're decorating the canvas with one of those deluxe connector-pen sets you wished for in school that had every sub-genre of colour imaginable. A bit of something for everyone.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 May 2021

Triple J
40

i'm enjoying the switch up here from the montreals who seem all angsty and fed up. it's still got their big pop lick but it's a more ambitious flavour and i'm all about it.

i'm enjoying the switch up here from the montreals who seem all angsty and fed up. it's still got their big pop lick but it's a more ambitious flavour and i'm all about it.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

07 Dec 2018

Triple J
35

it's a bubbly mix of late 2010 era indie pop that puts a smile on your mug.

it's a bubbly mix of late 2010 era indie pop that puts a smile on your mug.