Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Julie Ruin, Le Tigre, The Hives


band members

Rebecca Callander - VOX/GUITAR Ally Gaven - VOX/BASS Astrid Holz - DRUMS Kat Ayala - LEAD GUITAR


Influences

Spice Girls, Black Sabbath


Website

rackett.tv/

Gig

RACKETT

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

29 Dec

Lost Paradise Fest...

Central Coast, 2250

Glenworth Valley

4:00pm

Bio

RACKETT are a loud experimental punk-pop band based in Sydney, Australia. The band is
fronted by Rebecca Callander on rhythm guitar and vocals, Ally Gaven on bass, Astrid
Holz on drums and Kat Ayala on lead guitar. The members have undergone extensive music
and performance training and specialise in a range of genres from jazz to heavy metal. Their
combined powers make for a diverse and highly skilled songwriting team, taking no time at
all to move from their once virtual anonymity to becoming a house hold name. Receiving
spots and rotations on community and commercial radio, features in Rolling Stone
Magazine, Tone Deaf, Music Feeds & more and earning a fierce reputation for crafting an
adventurous live show described by The Music, as both “Intense” & “Magical” as well as
receiving a nomination as ‘Best Live Act’, 2018 by the National Live Music Awards
alongside Ball Park Music and Hockey Dad. After supporting the likes of Abbe May, The
Bennies, DZ Deathrays and having championed national tours with the likes of The
Darkness (UK), Killing Heidi and Stonefield. RACKETT are also no strangers to the Festival
Circuit bringing their distinctive sound to Groovin the Moo, Big Pineapple Festival, Festival
of the Sun, Secret Garden Festival, Hotter than Hell, Electric Lady, Jungle Love and
more.
In early 2018 the band released two stand alone singles Alive and Space Cadet followed by
their third single, Tried to Quit which features on their upcoming EP I Please Myself, due for
release on the 7th December, 2018. The band’s live videoclip for Tried to Quit has received
over 500,000 views on Youtube after they were selected by The Rubens to perform the
single as finalists in the EXTRA SUPPORT Competition, 2018. The band have successfully
sold out venues throughout Sydney and Melbourne in support of these releases and have
been been played on Triple J, Triple J unearthed and more. In 2017,
RACKETT charted at #10 in the iTunes Canadian Rock Chart and have also been featured
on major Spotify indie playlists. Shortly after picking up endorsement deals with the likes of
General Pants, AFENDS, Young Henry’s, VB and becoming Australian ambassadors for
Swedish Guitar brand, Strandberg Guitars.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

20 Jul 2017

Triple J
40

I'm all up in this one like a dog in a blanket. Not sure how to get out but also not sure if I want to? It's warm, it's bold and it's so well delivered.

I'm all up in this one like a dog in a blanket. Not sure how to get out but also not sure if I want to? It's warm, it's bold and it's so well delivered.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Jul 2017

Triple J
40

nice to see this softer side of rackett in this light. the bear can claw, the bear can hug.

nice to see this softer side of rackett in this light. the bear can claw, the bear can hug.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

06 Jul 2017

Triple J
40

Huge fan of this shimmering glitter fun. You can't help but boogie to this and feel absolutely quirky.

Huge fan of this shimmering glitter fun. You can't help but boogie to this and feel absolutely quirky.