Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

The Strokes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, Sticky Fingers, The Police


band members

Michael Millimaci - Guitar/Vocals Michael Madafferi - Lead Guitar Maddey Eccleston - Bass


Influences

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Tired Lion


Website

www.scarletdrivemusic.com

Bio

Drawn together by a shared passion for alternative rock, West Australian band Scarlet Drive have become a firm fixture in Perth’s live music scene. Born out of a shared love for the soaring party tunes of yesteryear, Michael, Michael and Maddey deliver nostalgic anthems with youthful vigour and the freshness of their own unique blend of punk, funk and reggae.

Renowned locally for their incendiary live show, Scarlet Drive have gained an impressive following in their short career to date. The band released debut single ‘Sad Robot’ in May 2017, soon following with ‘Ceto’, clinching the Punk and Pop charts at #1 and #2 respectively. After recording debut EP ‘Echoes of Apprehension’ at the Sunshine Coast’s Heliport Studios, the band soon embarked on a national tour hitting new shores in Adelaide, Melbourne, New South Wales and Queensland.

Deviating slightly from their staple blend, 'I Just Think That You're Cute' is the product of countless sleepless nights at the studio, and Scarlet Drive's foray into the world of upbeat indie pop with a tongue-in-cheek poke at surface-level relationships.

Kicking off 2019 with a WAM Award nomination for Most Popular New Act and taking out #7 and #13 of the 89.7FM WA Top 20, the band are gearing up for an even more hectic release schedule with their dynamic new sound, pushing further into the indie pop and punk binary... to infinity and beyond!

“Scarlet Drive are, currently, music’s best cooks – adding, mixing and seasoning the varieties of ska, reggae and punk” – AAA Backstage

“Perth four-piece Scarlet Drive are enjoyably difficult to pin down genre-wise, with an explosive blend of punk, rock, funk, reggae and more” – Pilerats

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Jun 2019

Triple J
35

try resisting this one

try resisting this one

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Jun 2019

Triple J
35

Irrepressible boppiness.

Irrepressible boppiness.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Mar 2018

Triple J
30

Yeah I guess those bands mentioned on the page like Stickys and Arctic Monkeys are in the right kind of area.

Yeah I guess those bands mentioned on the page like Stickys and Arctic Monkeys are in the right kind of area.