Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Powderfinger, The Rubens, Ocean Alley, Ball Park Music, Grouplove


band members

Alex Wilson - Vocals and Guitar Jacob Reed - Vocals and Guitar Nick Cavdarski - Bass Max Beech - Drums


Influences

Powderfinger, Angus and Julia Stone, Ocean Alley, Gang of Youths


Website

www.shagrockmusic.com/

Bio

From a mutual love of procrastination and arvo beers to amassing over five million streams and sold-out cross-continent performances - Shag Rock are not your average sunset brew.

Born in the dying embers of 2012 by Nick “Cav” Cavdarski (Bass), Jacob “Reedy” Reed (Guitar, Vocals), Alex “Aly” Wilson (Guitar, Vocals), by 2014 Shag Rock’s early recordings attracted the attention of Ian Haug (Powderfinger, the church) - who quickly signed the band to his independent label Airlock Records.

Shag Rock’s official self-titled debut EP released in 2015 put the boys on the map and along with new drummer Max “Beechy” Beech solidified their position in the local Brisbane scene. Singles such as ‘Champagne’ proved there was a serious and technical side to Shag Rock, while feel good features such as ‘Deep Froth’ and ‘Stacy’ became regular live party starters. Throughout these early years Shag Rock supported bands such as Ocean Alley, Jinja Safari, Lime Cordiale, The Belligerents and Good Boy among many others. Key performances at Australian festivals such as Jungle Love Festival, Red Deer Music and Arts Festival, Grampians Music Festival and Surfers Paradise Live contributed to the boy’s ever-increasing following.

Following the local success of their self-titled EP, Shag Rock re entered the studio with Ian Haug to deliver their rollicking debut album Barefoot in February 2017. Summer inducing breakthrough single ‘Sunbleached Girl’ exploded and allowed the boys to tour for the entirety of 2017, including a trip to the US of A to perform at the Mondo Music Conference as well as the World Surf League headquarters at Santa Monica, California. The song, mixed by legend Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Incubus) has since clocked 1.5 million streams on Spotify and continues to be added to playlists worldwide.

2018 sees the release of two new Shag Rock singles (to be announced soon) which take the band into new musical territory while also embracing the energy of their infectious live show. Never ones to take themselves too seriously, the boys have built a solid following with their live performances (and lovable ‘Shagazine’ webisodes). Driving toward another golden summer sunset, they head off on a seven date east coast tour this June.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

25 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

Yeah, the songwriting is clever. It wraps right around you, keeping you tight and snug. Keen to hear more.

Yeah, the songwriting is clever. It wraps right around you, keeping you tight and snug. Keen to hear more.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

there's some smart songwriting, great guitars and big hooks to build on here for shag rock.

there's some smart songwriting, great guitars and big hooks to build on here for shag rock.