Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Wavves, The Gooch Palms, Bleeding Knees Club, FIDLAR


band members

Jimmy and Lew


Influences

Everything


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 194,000 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 resumé 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.

Now the pair return with new single ‘Vultures’, a catchy and unabashed offering that further cements the band as gifted crafters of relatable and chaotically polished trash pop.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

27 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

it's like i've fed a bunch of kids lollies all day then asked them to write a song, there's that much energy packed into this it's addictive. please don't let the sugar high wear off, i'm enjoying the buzz.

it's like i've fed a bunch of kids lollies all day then asked them to write a song, there's that much energy packed into this it's addictive. please don't let the sugar high wear off, i'm enjoying the buzz.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

26 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

This double act lock into gear so well with one another. It's busted and loose and just a stack of fun.

This double act lock into gear so well with one another. It's busted and loose and just a stack of fun.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

17 Aug 2018

Triple J
35

agree with claire that there's snippets of hockey dad and that strained, pained feeling comes across perfectly.

agree with claire that there's snippets of hockey dad and that strained, pained feeling comes across perfectly.