Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like


band members

Nkechi Anele Sam Boon Will Morrissey Nic Glenie Liam McGorry Olaf Scott Rob Muinos Tom Pettit Ed Crocker


Influences

Javelin, Alabama Shakes, Tammi Terrell


Bio

Having earned a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most electrifying live acts, 9-piece band Saskwatch have taken their unique music to some of the Australia’s biggest and best festivals, including Bluesfest, Meredith and Falls. They have graced the same stage as Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Maceo Parker, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Earth, Wind and Fire. Their 2012 debut album, Leave It All Behind, was released to critical acclaim and their single, “Your Love”, fast became a triple j favourite. Last year also saw them perform an intensive series of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and this year they are heading back to Europe to play BlackisBack in Spain as well as the world’s biggest music festival, Glastonbury. Earlier in the year they recorded new single “I Get Lonely” with Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control), which has also found a home on triple j, and they plan on heading into the studio as soon as they can to record their sophomore album. "I want to go on record with my call on this year's break-out sensation – Saskwatch." – Christian Morrow, Northern Star newspaper, reporting on Byron Bay Bluesfest, 2013 You can hear their debut album, Leave It All Behind, at: http://soundcloud.com/saskwatchmusic/sets OFFICIAL VIDEO "Hands" http://youtu.be/qnE9CPmqYe0 “I Get Lonely”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hac3g5QbbNc “Your Love”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-TkClT4dC

Review

Reviewed by Sarah Howells Sarah Howells

27 Jun 2012

Triple J
40

LOVE this song! ...

LOVE this song! So much fun, and awesome vocals!

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Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

21 Jun 2012

Triple J
40

Wow, this girl c...

Wow, this girl can wail. And I say that with the utmost respect. This is good time sunny soul, the kind made famous by Motown acts like The Supremes. My ears are smiling.

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Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

17 Nov 2011

Triple J
40

Old school soul ...

Old school soul has made a massive comeback in Melbourne in recent years - or maybe it just never went away... These guys do an excellent take on the genre. It's authentic but still sounds fresh. And what a voice!

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