Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Wavves, Bleeding Knees Club, Tired Lion, The Gooch Palms, FIDLAR, The Beths


band members

Jimmy and Lew


Bio

Sophisticated Dingo are an endearing and unstoppable Melbourne duo, drawing on personal experiences and relationships to coin their own brand of nostalgic, hook-driven, and roaring “trash pop”.

Mates since the age of twelve, Jimmy and Lew started writing music together through a shared passion for gritty, driving music that is deeply rooted in pop sensibility. This common creative ground saw the duo release their debut EP ‘Tastes Just Like The Real Thing’ in 2018 – a brazen and candid catalogue that showcased band’s diverse yet refined musical palate.

The release saw Sophisticated Dingo earn their place on sought-after Spotify playlists, including the international ‘Rock Out’ and ‘Local Noise’ for singles ‘Yuppies’, ‘Dreaming’ and fan-favourite ‘Head Talk’, which sits at 200,000 streams and counting.

As the love for the Melbourne duo extended past the digital sphere, their Australian tour for 'Tastes Just Like the Real Thing' saw Sophisticated Dingo take to stages in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Lennox Head, and Sydney.

Sophisticated Dingo have since proven to be a staple in Melbourne’s bustling music scene, having built an enviable and admirable resume of supports, sharing the stage with the likes of Tired Lion, Dear Seattle, The Gooch Palms, British India, Bakers Eddy, Mesa Cosa, RAT!hammock, and Pacific Avenue.

In early 2020 the duo returned with ‘Vultures’, a catchy and unabashed offering that further cemented the band as gifted crafters of relatable and chaotically polished “trash pop”. The track made quite the entrance, clocking up playlisting on Spotify’s Punk Unleashed, New Music Friday AU/NZ, Local Noise, and Fresh Finds: Rock.

Follow up single ‘What Is Going On?’, described by triple j Unearthed’s Dave Ruby Howe as “a roaring good time”, pursued a similar path, joining the ranks on Spotify’s New Music Friday AU/NZ, Local Noise, Fresh Finds: Rock, and Rock Out, as well as Apple Music’s The New Rock.

Now the duo deliver their long-awaited sophomore EP, ‘How’s The Carry On!?’, out now.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

04 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

another loose, raucous and catchy surf rock winner from the dingoes.

another loose, raucous and catchy surf rock winner from the dingoes.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

04 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

A determined, bloody good fun belter from these two. The kinda track you hear and turn up immediately. I really dig the punchy energy and the charged heart. One of my favourites from you guys yet!

A determined, bloody good fun belter from these two. The kinda track you hear and turn up immediately. I really dig the punchy energy and the charged heart. One of my favourites from you guys yet!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

While 2020 has been a big L, this band's been leveling up this year! Punch drunk good garage times.

While 2020 has been a big L, this band's been leveling up this year! Punch drunk good garage times.