Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Tom Mahler - Vocals and Guitar Brad Guthmann - Bass Mike Drennan - Guitar and Vocals Ben Day - Drums


Unearthed artists we like

Hatchie, Alex Lahey, The Creases


Website

www.themovingstills.com/

Bio

The Moving Stills make music as a 4-piece that punch through guitar riffs and danceable pop grooves that’ll keep you wanting more. Their signature garage sounds and cheeky pop melodies soothes and sticks. Reminiscent of Beck, The Creases and The Cure. The Stills pack a punch with nostalgia and heart in their songs.

The Moving Stills have recently unveiled the first single from their upcoming debut album. ‘Downlow’ carves out a space for itself in the current landscape. Skirting classic rock-pop and psych sounds with a bit of tude. Tame Impala cross Primal Scream for the comparison minded, with the spiritual energy of Blur’s ‘Song 2’. ‘Downlow’ shoots confetti on a bed of punchy drums, pulsing bass and swirling riffs and synths that's sweetened by Tommy’s psych vocals, and Mike’s warm BV’s.

It’s about telling people who judge you to suck eggs. Judging people says a lot more about you than it does about the person you're talking about. The song encourages people to disregard other people’s unnecessary opinions and judgements. - Mike (Guitars)

The Moving Stills have also revealed they’ll be heading out on the road with ‘Downlow’. Eight dates around VIC, NSW and QLD. They recently sold out The Lansdowne in Sydney and pulled out a legendary show at the Beach Burrito in Newcastle with Australian Surfing’s finest, Steph Gilmore in attendance. The central coast locals also got to support WA legends, Spacey Jane, for two sold out shows in Brisbane, and Darwin. They’ve been announced to play The Big Pineapple Festival in the Sunshine Coast at the end of May before kicking off the ‘Downlow’ Single’ tour in Caringbah, NSW. See dates below.

They’ve been the perfect soundtrack to festivals around the country, including Mountain Sounds, Neck of The Woods, Woodford Festival, The Big Pineapple, Sounds of The Suburbs and Lost Paradise. After their last couple of tours tweaking their live set, they've perfected their live steez.

The Moving Stills are gearing up for quite a year, with their debut album set for November. Which they are currently putting the finishing touches on. Dotting i’s and dashing t’s. Catch em live and keep your eyes and ears out for more music.

Instagram // https://www.instagram.com/themovingstills/

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

Upcoming Shows:
FRI . MAY 28 . HIGHFIELD . CARINGBAH, NSW
JUN 3 - Night Quarter w/Spacey Jane - Sunshine Coast
JUN 4 - Night Quarter w/Spacey Jane - Sunshine Coast
FRI . JUN 11 . JIVE BAR . ADELAIDE, SA
SAT . JUN 12 . VOLTA . BALLARAT, VIC
THU . JUN 17 . WORKERS CLUB . MELBOURNE, VIC
FRI . JUN 18 . WRANGLER STUDIOS . MELBOURNE, VIC (AA)
SAT . JUN 19 . THEATRE ROYAL . CASTLEMAINE, VIC
SAT . JUN 26 . THE NORTHERN . BYRON BAY, NSW
SUN . JUN 27 . THE ZOO . BRISBANE, QLD
Tickets: https://linktr.ee/themovingstills

-------------- PAST TOUR DATES ---------------
JAN 8 - The Northern - Byron Bay (SOLD OUT)
FEB 12 - Solbar - Sunshine Coast
FEB 14 - Brightside - Brisbane
MAR 20 - The Lansdowne - Sydney (SOLD OUT)
APR 10 - Beach Burritos - Newcastle
APR 24 - Riverstage w/Spacey Jane - Brisbane
APR 25 - Riverstage w/Spacey Jane - Brisbane

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

16 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

This sounded super solid on air last night, my dudes! An effortless slice of psych-rock and an exciting indication of what's to come on le debut album. Woo!

This sounded super solid on air last night, my dudes! An effortless slice of psych-rock and an exciting indication of what's to come on le debut album. Woo!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

31 May 2021

Triple J
45

Big fan of this new one from The Moving Stills. Full of charisma, colour and character. Instantly familiar and hints of sunny psychedelia.

Big fan of this new one from The Moving Stills. Full of charisma, colour and character. Instantly familiar and hints of sunny psychedelia.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 May 2021

Triple J
45

Seems as though The Moving Stills have unlocked their third eye. The psychedelic infusions are a great new addition to this band's sound.

Seems as though The Moving Stills have unlocked their third eye. The psychedelic infusions are a great new addition to this band's sound.