Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Tom Mahler - Vocals and Guitar Brad Guthmann - Bass Mike Drennan - Guitar and Vocals Nick Chisholm - Drums


Unearthed artists we like

Skegss, Middle Kids, Hatchie, Alex Lahey, The Creases


Website

Bio

The Moving Stills ​are a four-piece alternative-pop/rock band reigning from New South Wales’ Central Coast, wading through surf flavours and 80s New York garage sounds with pop melodies that soothe and stick.
The Moving Stills introduced their debut single ​‘Nineteen’ t​ o the music scene in Jan 2018. An anthem to the inevitability of age and adulting, the familiar grunge and acoustic sticky surf-rock sound of Tommy’s vocals set the pace of a nostalgic chorus line that can set back to the earliest of school leavers. The single managed airplay on ​triple j’s Home and Hosed ​and featured on curated ​Spotify​ playlists matching the singles success with over ​219,000 ​streams.

“The Moving Stills are a young band with, quite probably, a very big future” - Ben Folds, Double J, ‘My Pick of Australian Bands to Watch’

Their second single ​‘Photo Upload’ h​ad similar successes on multiple Spotify curations including ​‘Indie Arrivals’ ​and ​‘Local Noise’ ​and along with ​Nineteen ​has also received airplay on stations such as ​triple j​, ​4ZZZ ​and ​FBi Radio​.​ ​The band’s newest track ​‘Stick Around’ released in early November 2019. Brings forward an alternative style of surf-rock, The Stills are able to incorporate their sentiment of happy-go-lucky vocals along with an oomph of hard-hitting instrumentation. Their official clip made its premiere on​ triple j unearthed​ and also received some blog love in Australia and abroad.

The Stills have also made their live presence known, supporting renowned Australian acts such as ​The Delta Riggs​,​ Bootleg Rascal ​and ​Ocean Alley​. The band were also showcased at BIGSOUND 2018 ​as well as earning a spot on festival lineups such as ​Woodford Folk Festival​,​ Sounds of the Suburbs​, ​The Big Pineapple,​ ​Bello Winter Music Festival​ and Mountain Sounds Festival​. The Stills were able to perform in ​Sureshaker​’s annual ​Shake n Bake​ and go on tour with Teenage Dads and Pacific Avenue in 2019. This year is set to be a bigger year for The Moving Stills, beginning work on their upcoming EP which is set to be released during the later months of the year.

Hear more from The Moving Stills by joining the mailing list by emailing: themovingstills9@gmail.com

Shows: Co-Headline Tour With Teenage Dads - Postponed

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

09 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

The Moving Stills making life sound so much easier. It feels like freedom! I'm looking forward to taking this on any future road trips.

The Moving Stills making life sound so much easier. It feels like freedom! I'm looking forward to taking this on any future road trips.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

the breezy goodness is flowing through it as you ask if it's that bad and sing about not crying anymore. i was singing along about 3/4 of the way through too so you know those hooks are sticky.

the breezy goodness is flowing through it as you ask if it's that bad and sing about not crying anymore. i was singing along about 3/4 of the way through too so you know those hooks are sticky.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

New Moving Stills means my driving playlist just got one song longer. I dunno if it's cos they've grown up on the Central Coast and have racked up the kms in the tour van getting to gigs, but every time without fail there's just such a cruising quality to their tracks. The bass rumbles like the bitumen underneath your wheels, the guitars are airy like a breeze through some wound-...

New Moving Stills means my driving playlist just got one song longer. I dunno if it's cos they've grown up on the Central Coast and have racked up the kms in the tour van getting to gigs, but every time without fail there's just such a cruising quality to their tracks. The bass rumbles like the bitumen underneath your wheels, the guitars are airy like a breeze through some wound-down windows.

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