Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Florence and the Machine, sarah blasko, regina spektor


band members

Tessa Pavilach - vocals, keys, Lauren Meath - Cello, Pat Morgan - guitar, Ed Crocker - drums, Tom Pettit - bass


Influences

Kid Sam, sarah blasko, radiohead


Bio

Hailing from Ballarat but now Melbourne based, Tessa & The Typecast have fast become one of the most talked about groups in town, and are enjoying having the industry buzzing as people struggle to find enough superlatives for them. Upon the release of their single ‘Painter’ in late 2010, they were immediately picked up by Triple J and XFM in London. Selling out two single launches, the band then signed a one off single deal with General Pants to release ‘Painter’ on their Major Label. Taking a break over summer as front woman Tessa went to New York City to complete new recordings; they reconvened back in Melbourne after they were personally selected by Kate Nash to support her on her recent Australian tour. A residency in March at the Grace Darling Hotel in Melbourne saw the venue sell out every night. Having supported other artists as diverse as Little Red, The Vasco Era, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Owl Eyes and Kate Miller-Heidke, the band are proud to announce the release of their new single ‘Straight On ‘Til Morning’. Demoed in New York City and with final recordings completed in Melbourne, the single takes the band’s classic piano driven indie pop sound and adds in lashings of buzzsaw guitar, which saw the song debuted on Triple J within hours of it reaching the station.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

22 Aug 2011

Triple J
50

Yes yes yes! This obviuosly slots alongside a playlist featuring Washington, The Grates and Regina Spektor. But it's got a rock energy all its own. I'll be checking more of this out.

Yes yes yes! This obviuosly slots alongside a playlist featuring Washington, The Grates and Regina Spektor. But it's got a rock energy all its own. I'll be checking more of this out.