Artist info

Genre

Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Eat Your Heart Out , Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic , The Beautiful Monument


band members

Cassie Sutton - Vocals Sean Morris - Lead guitar Joey Knight - Rhythm guitar Darcy Leadoux - Bass Darcy Handley - Drums


Influences

Marianas Trench , Tonight Alive


Bio

Terra are a five-piece alt rock outfit hailing from Melbourne, Australia. The band started as a high school project with friends Liv Fraser and Cassie Sutton. After some acoustic busking gigs and YouTube covers, the two branched out to complete the original four-piece lineup. This consisted of Jamie Ruggeri (drums), Michael Gooding (bass) Cassie Sutton (lead vocals and guitar) and Liv Fraser (guitar and backing vocals).

In the early stages of the band, Terra saw success with their pop-rock cover of Vanessa Carltons 'A Thousand Miles' clicking over 70,000 views on their Youtube channel. Following this the band started to play a number of shows locally and interstate. They developed a following off the back of their debut single ‘Talk is Cheap.’This then saw the release of debut EP 'Wasted Days' cementing the bands identity with a sold out EP launch at
Wrangler Studios as well as seeing Triple J plays for the first time. This year also saw the start of a long string of support slots for high profile bands including Tonight Alive at the Corner Hotel, Knocked Loose at Arrow on Swanston and Skillet at the Forum.

In 2018 the band had a major line-up change, seeing vocalist Cassie Sutton as the only original member as all former members of the band found their passions outside of music . New members include Joey Knight (guitar), Darcy Leadoux (bass), Darcy Handley (drums) and Sean Morris (guitar) who have propelled the band into a new era, essentially putting a complete refresh on the band with the continuation of a great back-catalogue of music.

The following year Terra were able to cut their teeth nationally for the first time, supporting Storm The Sky on their final tour, playing to large crowds and sell out shows to follow up with national tours supporting Yours Truly and Redhook over the rest of the year. Finally Terra opened the Unify 2020 AM/PM pre-show to a warm reception, previewing their new, more polished sound which would be teased through their latest EP release ‘Into deep Blue.’ Presenting a delicate side to the bands diversity in songwriting, ‘Into Deep Blue’ reimagines older material into an acoustic format and features new song ‘Song For Maddie’ which the band had been playing in their live shows over
the last year. “Song For Maddie is written from a personal place, but is dedicated to anyone going through a rough time. It's intended to send a message of hope to anyone struggling with their mental health or who are in hard circumstances” the band describes” the band described interviews “Lyrically this song plays on the metaphor of feeling like you're drowning when struggling with mental health, and just trying to keep your head above water. We wanted to bring a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ lyrically in the final chorus of the song with a variation in the lyrics with a hopeful message.”

Although covid-19 lockdowns in Melbourne put a complete halt to all national touring plans and delays on further plans, the downtime has allowed the band to regroup and plan for what hopes to be an exciting 2021

Review

Frenemies

Terra

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

04 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

Big emotions and an even bigger sound. Terra pack punch and deliver it with so much power. Smashin' it.

Big emotions and an even bigger sound. Terra pack punch and deliver it with so much power. Smashin' it.

Review

Frenemies

Terra

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

Terra punching a hole through the sky and my ribcage with this track. Massive energy, massive vibe for it.

Terra punching a hole through the sky and my ribcage with this track. Massive energy, massive vibe for it.

Review

Frenemies

Terra

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

a really great mix of soaring emotion and muscle and it's mighty addictive stuff.

a really great mix of soaring emotion and muscle and it's mighty addictive stuff.