Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Rhys Goodwin, Hayden Smith, Jamie Lightfoot, Robbie Lightfoot, Ché Webster


Influences

Hockey Dad, Ocean Alley, DMA's


Website

Bio

The Rucksaks are a five-piece Indie Rock band hailing from Sydney's South. Emulating a blend of old school rock and new school indie vibes. Their songs are typically fun and uplifting, with lyrics that juxtapose the instrumental feel by commenting on typical social situations and life in general.

The Rucksaks released their first single 'Smokebomb' in July 2017. Following the launch of the single came sold-out headline shows in Cronulla and Wollongong as well as a handful of support slots in a number of areas within NSW.

Most recently, their latest single 'Deadweight' released in November 2018, was accompanied by an East Coast tour in early December 2018. From these shows the band have honed their craft, bringing a high-energy festival like performance to every venue.

2019 brought about mass songwriting for the band. The first of which was released in November titled 'Sick and Tired' which was received well by fans at a Sold-out Single Launch.

March 2020 has seen the release of their newest single "Trying" and there is no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Jun 2020

Triple J
35

can see a lot of people getting caught up in the feel good nature of the rucksacks' brand of indie.

can see a lot of people getting caught up in the feel good nature of the rucksacks' brand of indie.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Jun 2020

Triple J
35

This band kicking up some dust with this galloping indie rock sound that's giving me shades of bands like Spacey Jane, Pacific Avenue.

This band kicking up some dust with this galloping indie rock sound that's giving me shades of bands like Spacey Jane, Pacific Avenue.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Apr 2020

Triple J
35

The Rucksaks have left this one out on the patio all arvo; I'm pressing up to it for that sunny warmth!

The Rucksaks have left this one out on the patio all arvo; I'm pressing up to it for that sunny warmth!