Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Influences

Hoops, Jons, Good Morning, Makeout Videotape, Homeshake , King Krule


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PALS, RAAVE TAPES, Prints Familiar, Baro, Morning TV, Good Boy


Bio

VACATIONS are the sweethearts of their hometown, Newcastle, Australia, and beyond. Consisting of Campbell Burns, Jake Johnson, Nate Delizzotti, and Joseph Van Lier. They’ve been steadily building up a fanbase worldwide completely on their own terms and through the internet with a unique blend of indie rock, jazz, and shoe-gaze. 


VACATIONS released their debut album ‘Changes’ back in March. A bittersweet and nostalgic mix of arrangements, ‘Changes’ is multi-layered and rich work recorded almost entirely from home, before the neighbours complained and they had to shift the last of recording to a nearby studio. ‘Changes’ separates them from their contemporaries and highlights their development on all fronts from earlier releases like Vibes and Days.

Touring ‘Changes’ resulted in a world tour, a first for the group. The tour took them from Australia to Europe, the UK, and the USA. Online word-of-mouth was on full display with shows packed out by adoring fans who got their first chance to see the group live in cities like Paris, Berlin, London, and more.
Due to VISAs, timing, and costs, the USA leg resulted in Burns flying over solo to meet up with some musicians in Chicago to form a new backing band before heading to Austin, Texas, for the prestigious SXSW. This is a testament to the power, prowess, and connections VACATIONS wield due to their strong online presence.

VACATIONS show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With more touring worldwide and new material on the horizon, it’s early days in this band’s career.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

06 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

Thanks for oozing me right into my weekend VACATIONS. I love that little off-tempo beat in the drums that happens at around 1:20. Clever. Then you get into this really laid back hammock of a track. I'm all for it.

Thanks for oozing me right into my weekend VACATIONS. I love that little off-tempo beat in the drums that happens at around 1:20. Clever. Then you get into this really laid back hammock of a track. I'm all for it.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

This is quite a good song, dudes.

This is quite a good song, dudes.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

01 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

THIS is super cute. What a way to warm the heart boys xx I feel so at ease after listening to this.

THIS is super cute. What a way to warm the heart boys xx I feel so at ease after listening to this.