Calvano - vocals, guitar, keys Bakesy - Bass Matty - Fiddle Jase - Guitar Harry - Drums
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The Settlement are never one to be pigeon holed. Channelling alternative/folk with southern stomp, they’ve just returned from a recording session at The Aviary (The Panics, Bonjah, The Cat Empire) where they laid down new single “She’s Alright” and forthcoming debut album.
Fuelled by fiddle and strong rhythm, The Settlement formed in the sleepy town of Hamilton VIC where Calvano (vocals, Guitar), Baker (Bass) and Matty (Violin) have been playing for over ten years. When Jase (guitar) arrived the band had found their sounds but the new band was finally birthed when they added Harry (Drums) who was assisting in the studio and was the perfect fit to the lineup.
Written by Calvano many months ago, “She’s Alright” started when reflecting on “some looser nights and how things have changed”. Calvano explains that “It’s about the little devil inside everyone that wants to come out and play. Sometimes we run with the devil and that’s fun for a bit, but everything gets flipped upside down when you meet that special person that makes the devil quietly disappear”.
Listing Cat Stevens and Bob Dylan as influences, The Settlement have clear roots in folk but pride themselves on staying honest to their own sound and never staying relevant to any kind of scene. With free minds and no clear sound to conform, the band went into the studio with a blank page and open mind which helped producer Fraser Montgomery push the boys to find something wholly original and their best work to date.
UPCOMING 'SHE'S ALRIGHT' SINGLE TOUR
FRI OCT 21 - SPOTTED MALLARD - MELBOURNE, VIC
SUN OCT 23 - SWAGGER FESTIVAL- WANDILIGONG, VIC
FRI OCT 28 - SOOKI LOUNGE - BELGRAVE, VIC
FRI NOV 4 - MIAMI MARKETTA - GOLD COAST, QLD (7PM)
FRI NOV 4 - BEACH HOTEL - BYRON BAY, NSW (10PM)
SAT NOV 5 - BROOKLYN STANDARD - BRISBANE, QLD
SUN NOV 6 - LEFTYS - BRISBANE, QLD
SAT NOV 19 - PEAKS & SOUNDS - HALLS GAP
THURS NOV 24 - STAG & HUNTER - NEWCASTLE, NSW
FRI NOV 25 - LEADBELLY - SYDNEY, NSW
SAT NOV 26 - THE PIER - PORT MACQUARIE, NSW