Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Alex Cameron, Donny Benet, Jack Ladder, Holiday Sidewinder, Melody's Echo Chamber


band members

Sam Bergmark Live Showband: Sam Bergmark (Synth + Vocals), James Carroll (Lead Guitar), Alex Kellet (Bass), Franky McBain (Guitar + Tamborine), James Otley-Doe (Synth), Chad Stafford (Drums).


Influences

Carl Renshaw, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Tame Impala, Gum, Mac Demarco, Pond, Antoine Diligent, Melody's Echo Chamber, Jack Ladder, Alex Cameron


Unearthed artists we like

Carl Renshaw


Bio

Life on the Gold Coast is shallow and without substance. With nothing to occupy time except getting drunk in flaking, ageing nightclubs in surfers paradise, 18 year old Sam Bergmark sought a more wholesome experience.

Armed with a couple of synths, he began writing nostalgic synth pop which immortalised the sleazy personalities, lifestyles and relationships of the Gold Coast. Described as being 'the worst of the 80s', 'sonically dated' and plenty of other shining compliments, this project will leave you smiling and dancing.

Unable to play guitar, he outsources this responsibility to local punk rock guitarists who embellish the projects with solos that echo the heat and passion of arena rock concerts. Smells Like Nanna's House is a refreshing taste of the past.

All of his dreams are coming true in 2019 after being invited to support Holiday Sidewinder during her 'Down Under' tour, which will be his live showband's debut performance.

Instagram: @smellslikenannasband

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Apr 2019

Triple J
35

i'm a big fan of alcam and this channels that spirit in a great way with plenty of 80s drama thrown in the mix.

i'm a big fan of alcam and this channels that spirit in a great way with plenty of 80s drama thrown in the mix.