Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Tags

Indie Pop Rock


band members

Jess Beck - Vocals Curtis Argent - Bass James Mckendry - Guitar Jeffrey Argent - Drums


Website

www.pirramusic.com

Gig

Pirra

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

3 Jun

The Old Mount Gamb...

South East SA, 5290

Mount Gambier

4:00pm

Bio

Hurtling into 2019 off the back of a massive year, Pirra gear up for their biggest year to date. With International supports, songwriting collabs and a sophomore album on the horizon, the Sydney-based Indie quartet are set to be busy little beavers.

Their critically praised single ‘Rabbit Hole,’ released late 2018, landed rotation on Double J, spot plays on Triple J as well as landing in the top 10 of the AMRAP Metro charts. Following on from their debut performance at BIGSOUND, Pirra were picked up by Double J’s Music Director Dorothy Markek as one of the performance highlights of day two, gaining the single a premiere on Home and Hosed. “Jess is a formidable front woman, commanding the stage, up there with the likes of Chrissy Amphlett and Sarah McLeod.” - Dorothy Markek.

With a string of boutique festival appearances under their belt, Pirra wrapped up the year with a sold out NYE performance at their hometown of Bowraville in the Mid North Coast of NSW, seeing over 350 people from across the valley in attendance.
The band gained international exposure after being handpicked by the Rubens to perform live as part of the ‘Wrigleys Extra Support Act’ campaign in conjunction with Youtube, which gained half a million views within the first month.

2019 will see the release of their upcoming single ‘Once’ which is a collaboration with emerging artist JFT. JFT’s electronic dance influences have allowed Pirra to explore new songwriting and sonic production techniques while recording their sophomore album, to be released later this year.

The band is fronted by Jess Beck, whom is a solo artist in her own right and was a 2017 PDA recipient. ‘Pirra’ means moon in Luritja, the name acknowledges Jess’ Luritja heritage, and was suggested by Sammy Butcher (Warumpi Band, Tjupi Band). Completing the quartet we have James McKendry on guitars and twin brothers Curtis and Jeffrey Argent on bass and drums respectively.

Pirra’s latest release is the 5 track EP ‘Rabbit Hole’, for which they worked with producer Nathan Sheehy (Dune Rats, Birds of Tokyo). The film clip for their single 'Get on Board' was featured on RAGE and MTV.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

13 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

This is some elegant pop music. I liked it immediately but the longer it went the more it sucked me in.

This is some elegant pop music. I liked it immediately but the longer it went the more it sucked me in.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

13 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Always exciting to hear a good band try something a bit different. The electro injection was not what I was expecting, but it really works.

Always exciting to hear a good band try something a bit different. The electro injection was not what I was expecting, but it really works.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

12 Mar 2019

Triple J
35

Gorgeous harmonies / layered choices. You've got that slight bounce building up in the back too to drift right along with.

Gorgeous harmonies / layered choices. You've got that slight bounce building up in the back too to drift right along with.