Artist info


Rock, Indie

Sounds like

Radio Birdman, My Disco, jesus lizard

band members

Mike, Brad, Jay


Mess Hall, Cosmic Psychos, Black Rebel Motorcylce Club


Red Rival has done a lot since they first reared their heads in 06. They’ve played relentlessly, and developed an ever-evolving bunch of songs that cover garage, post-punk weirdness and abstract psychedelia. In December 2006, they won Triple J Unearthed. They played the dusk slot at the Falls Festival and were the only Tasmanian rock band invited to play the inaugural Southern Roots Festival alongside Gomez, Wolfmother and the Pixies. You can catch them on hip stations like Edge (Hobart), PBS (Melbourne), Triple J and WLUW (Chicago). In early 2008, following on from a successful tour taking in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, they were nominated for a number of Amplified Awards (Tasmania's major music awards) and were voted Tasmania's best up and coming band. Their website - - also won the award for best web presence. Most of 2009 has had Red Rival locked down in the studio recording their full-length debut album, the follow up to their blistering 2007 E.P Up All Night. The track "Control" from the forth coming release is featured on the 2009 Amplified CD in which the band has also been nominated for "Best Rock Act" at the 2009 Amplified awards.