Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Stefan - Vocals/Guitar Angus - Vocals/Guitar Lachy - Bass Lucille Westbrooke - Drums


Website

Bio

In only their sophomore year, Adelaide’s most cheerful, colour-clad quartet, The Montreals, delivered a flurry of successful singles, consolidating them as a staple in a vibrant and flourishing South Australian music scene. Incorporating sleazy R&B hooks, So-Cal rock, and a dash of disco blended into your favourite smoothie. The stand alone singles ‘deadheads’ and ‘Sardines’ were positively received nationally and internationally, cartwheeling the line between polished and racaus, with the former attracting multiple radio plays on Triple J (Australia) and KCRW (United States). Collectively, their music has clocked over 750,000 streams on Spotify and been consistently added on coveted international playlists including Fresh Finds and Indie Arrivals.

The Montreals’ eclectic style has garnered sold-out support slots with internationally successful acts across a variety of genres, including Duke Dumont, Alpine, North East Party House and Last Dinosaurs. As well as performing at Oh Yes Festival to over 5,000 patrons alongside Pnau, and SAFIA to name a few. Their breadth of audience has allowed the band to develop a devout fanbase which traverses traditional music demographics, nationally and internationally.

After enlisting the services of 123 Agency and Beehive PR, these kids are ready to capitalise on their foundation and push themselves into the national spotlight in a breakout 2019. The Montreals are currently writing new material aiming to push the boundaries of popular music in the current musical climate. The band has engaged the services of Steve Schram (San Cisco, Paul Kelly) to produce two new singles for release this year. They have also enlisted the booking and PR services of 123 Agency and Beehive PR respectively. They are currently in discussions with VVV Management (Dear Seattle) to help navigate what will be a critical year in the young bands development.

“It's hard to wrap my head around how songs can still affect me as much as ‘deadheads.’ does.”
- Indie Shuffle.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

05 Mar 2018

Triple J
35

Some colourful and quirky sing-a-long moments in this. Still got that Last Dinosaur vibe seeping through.

Some colourful and quirky sing-a-long moments in this. Still got that Last Dinosaur vibe seeping through.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

05 Mar 2018

Triple J
30

never having anchovies from now on, you have convinced me that sardines are the superior small disgusting fish

never having anchovies from now on, you have convinced me that sardines are the superior small disgusting fish

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Feb 2018

Triple J
35

this is an ice cream spider w/ fanta (yeah that's right, fanta). it's a colourful, bubbly sweet treat.

this is an ice cream spider w/ fanta (yeah that's right, fanta). it's a colourful, bubbly sweet treat.