Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


band members

Lee McDermott - VOX/GUITAR Jack Johnston - GUITAR Joe Plunkett - BASS Zac Olsen - SAX Jordan Tulinsky - TRUMPET Alistair Hayes - DRUMS


Influences

Chicago, Oasis, King Krule, Anderson .Paak, Cleaners From Venus


Bio

What do you get when you combine rock and roll with horns? Papaya Tree.

Sweeter than their namesake fruit, the six piece Sydney outfit are 80’s tinged, vibrant and laced with pop sensibilities, without sacrificing their hallmark quirkiness.

The band started with Lee and Jack working together at a butcher shop. After being fired for crashing the work van, they decided that music was their true calling. After realising two guitars and a trumpet wasn’t much of a vibe. Jordan and Jack enlisted Joe, Alistair and Zac whilst studying. 4 singles later (usually one every year) here we are!

Papaya Tree Quiz: Which member...

-Got an E in Year 11 Music
-Has a Black Belt in Kung Fu
-Ran over their instrument before a show
-Worked as a mortician
-Got kicked of stage at our own show
-Sets hourly alarms for menial tasks

A song inspired by unrequited love, "Out In the Wash" is the first taste of Papaya Tree’s debut EP for 2020!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

21 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

A sunny, colourful offering from Papaya Tree!

A sunny, colourful offering from Papaya Tree!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

it's timeless and feels great to try on, just what i was craving!

it's timeless and feels great to try on, just what i was craving!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

07 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

Those horns really elevant an already lovely song. More like this thank you very much!

Those horns really elevant an already lovely song. More like this thank you very much!