Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Billie - Vocals, Key, Guitar, Percussion Grace - Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Percussion Jess - Guitar, Vocals Kurt - Drums Nick - Bass


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Bio

Nice Biscuit is a five-piece psych outfit formed in Brisbane in 2016. The band won the Triple J Unearthed Bigsound competition in 2017, earning a showcase slot at the conference, where they were dubbed one of the ‘10 best acts’ of the festival by Triple J.

In 2018, Nice Biscuit released two singles through Inertia imprint, Break Even Recordings: Captain and Fairfield of Dreams. They embarked on two packed-out headline tours and won coveted support slots for The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Growlers, Allah Las, The Murlocs and Jen Cloher. They also graced the stages of a number of Australian festivals including A Festival Called Panama and Jungle Love.

Following Bigsound 2018, Nice Biscuit embarked on a national tour to support their independently released debut album, Digital Mountain, which sold out its first pressing within a month of release. The band capped off the year with an appearance at King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Gizzfest.

In May of 2019, the band embarked on its first UK tour, scheduled around an invitation to showcase at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. The 11-date tour included appearances at Portsmouth Psych Fest and Liverpool Sound City, a support slot for Altin Gun at The Jazz Café in London, four official showcases and three headline shows in London (including a packed house at The Shacklewell Arms.

The band generated significant media buzz in the UK, supported by the release of a new single, Goodbye Luya. They were listed one of as NME’s ‘10 new bands to watch at the Great Escape’ and a ‘Band not to miss at Sound City Liverpool’ by Get Into This, while Goodbye Luya was a Track of the Week on both Louder Sound and London In Stereo, and was added the NME’s New Bangers playlist.

With rave reviews for their live set in publications including the Brighton Argus, The Source and Louder than War, Nice Biscuit received further offers of representation from Primary Talent, Coda and 13 Agency. They signed with Dave Kaplan at Paradigm for North America. On their return to Australia, Nice Biscuit embarked on a national tour supporting The Murlocs.

Following some minor heart surgery for co-frontwoman Grace and a change in their line up, the band took a short hiatus for the end of 2019.

Alas, with grand plans for a tour and release for early 2020, the band decided to hold off on embarking on the next phase of their sonic journey while music scenes globally came to a halt in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic.

In the meantime, Nice Biscuit have been slow-cooking a flavoursome psych rock stew, with their new single “Fem Chem” set for release in November 2020, and a new EP titled “Create Simulate” due to satisfy your hungry ears in early 2021.

The next chapter in this story is anticipated to be weirder, chuggier and even more tantalisingly tastier than any biscuit you may have tried before.

Unearthed in 2017

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31 Jul 2017

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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Some serious psych rock electricity coursing through the veins of this new track. I can already tell this is going to be a live highlight in the Nice Biscuit show with people losing their minds through that wobbly bridge.

Some serious psych rock electricity coursing through the veins of this new track. I can already tell this is going to be a live highlight in the Nice Biscuit show with people losing their minds through that wobbly bridge.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

another almighty cut from the nice biscuit ep which is less like a nice biscuit and more a hearty three course meal with endless refills on the natural wine doing funny things to my brain.

another almighty cut from the nice biscuit ep which is less like a nice biscuit and more a hearty three course meal with endless refills on the natural wine doing funny things to my brain.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

02 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

The kind of epic you wanna crawl into and thrash around in. A swarming, psych pie of delishness.

The kind of epic you wanna crawl into and thrash around in. A swarming, psych pie of delishness.