Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Nice Biscuit, Babe Rainbow, Khruangbin, Bananagun


band members

Winter McQuinn - Guitar and Vocals Acacia Coates - Bass and Vocals Shelby De Fazio - Guitar Gene Argiro - Drums Evie Vlah - Percussion and Vocals


Influences

La Luz, The Electric Prunes, Parsnip


Bio

Sunfruits are a psych pop/60s pop band from Melbourne. Founded by Winter McQuinn
(Ruby Gill, IV League), their members include Evie Vlah (Jungle Cuffs) Elena Jones and Gene Argiro (Stella Bridie). Past members and occasional collaborators include Acacia Coates (Pinch Points) and Shelby De Fazio (Bad Bangs).

Sunfruits live shows revive the 60s psychedelic sounds and visuals with their very own garage-pop spin, blending their own wonky twist of modern disco beats and Tropicalia inspired freak outs. Their most recent EP "Certified Organic" will please the ears of fans of Khruangbin, Nice Biscuit, Babe Rainbow, Bananagun and other psychedelic purveyors. The collection of tracks are both playful and serious, luring you in with infectious rhythms and melodies, while sitting you down for a deeper conversation concerning environmental collapse, social uprising and the willingness to change.

Sunfruits have toured Australia extensively in the past two years selling out shows in Melbourne and Sydney and Ballarat on their most recent EP Tour. Sunfruits released Debut EP "Certified Organic" via Third Eye Stimuli Records in Australia and French label Six Tonnes De Chair Records in EU.

"Certified Organic" reached the Best Selling list on Bandcamp within a week of release and was described as "a more psychedelic, summery tangent of The Beatles" whilst also "managing to channel 60s/70s psychedelic nostalgia without sounding overdone or too familiar". Sunfruits we're also featured in Triple J Unearthed's Top 5 Artists of the week during this time. Alongside this, Sunfruits supported Underground Lovers, Crywank, Gabriella Cohen, Parsnip and have appeared at Bad Vibrations Festival, King Street Crawl and Brunswick Music Festival. This release also saw the band recieve nominations for Best Band and Best Song at Music Victoria Awards 2020.

More recently, Sunfruits have just announced a new 7" with new singles Mushroom Kingdom and Bonsoy coming out via Third Eye Stimuli Records and Six Tonnes De Chair Records in September 2020.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

16 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

*dad joke approaching* wow, you lot are really putting the fun in fungi amirite?!

*dad joke approaching* wow, you lot are really putting the fun in fungi amirite?!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

The foraging menu that Sunfruits has dished up is particularly edible on this one.

The foraging menu that Sunfruits has dished up is particularly edible on this one.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

i'll have what you're having.

i'll have what you're having.