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 Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

11 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

If this weren't so catchy, I'd forward it to every potential employer or f-boi who left me on read. But, they don't deserve the exuberance.

If this weren't so catchy, I'd forward it to every potential employer or f-boi who left me on read. But, they don't deserve the exuberance.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

31 May 2020

Triple J
40

Moving Stills just seem to write choruses that explode out of the radio. More goodness from a band on a hot streak.

Moving Stills just seem to write choruses that explode out of the radio. More goodness from a band on a hot streak.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

25 May 2020

Triple J
40

Love the lightness of touch at the start of this song. Glides along after that with ease.

Love the lightness of touch at the start of this song. Glides along after that with ease.