Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Ball Park Music, San Cisco , Lime Cordiale, Middle Kids


band members

Alex Buktenica, Will Squires, Jes Lewincamp, Sorin Vanzino.


Influences

Declan McKenna, Ball Park Music, Snail Mail, Mitski


Unearthed artists we like

Kat Edwards, Carl Renshaw


Bio

Fresh from touring their debut EP Something Strange and being crowned winners of Triple J Unearthed's Party In The Paddock competition, Tasmanian indie-rockers The Tinderboxers release their new single Lucky To Be Alive.

With power and poignancy, the song confronts the issue of climate anxiety head on. Written during Tasmania’s terrible 2018/2019 bushfire season, the song’s lyrics cleverly weave the everyday events of passing time with a constant angst for an uncertain future, and comments on the amplifying effect social media has on this experience. Lucky To Be Alive was first performed at Hobart’s record-breaking School Strike for Climate in front of 22 thousand people.

It feels very important to The Tinderboxers that the message of this song reaches as many people as possible. Given the year that 2020 has emerged to be, with the catastrophic bushfires and COVID-19, they believe that as a community we are in great need of reminders that - as is reflective in the song’s anthemic refrain and title - we are, after all, lucky to be alive.

Unearthed in 2020

Party In The Paddock

26 Jan 2020

Winner

The Tinderboxers

The Tinderboxers

Joining the final ever Party in the Paddock will be...

The Tinderboxes! Booya.
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Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

i'm really enamoured with these guys, this has some spacey jane-esque cruisy goodness on display.

i'm really enamoured with these guys, this has some spacey jane-esque cruisy goodness on display.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

03 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

it's the little touches - the lowkey backing vocals, the gentle build, the twinkling synthy keys - that make this such a special upload.

it's the little touches - the lowkey backing vocals, the gentle build, the twinkling synthy keys - that make this such a special upload.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Nov 2020

Triple J
35

Cool hearing The Tinderboxers return with new music that feels like a nice evolution to their sound. This one's got a bit of heart and storytelling to match the band's typical bounce.

Cool hearing The Tinderboxers return with new music that feels like a nice evolution to their sound. This one's got a bit of heart and storytelling to match the band's typical bounce.