Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Father John Misty, Lost Ragas, Marlon Williams


band members

Craig Johnston - Vox & Axe Jimmy Phoenix - Vox & Axe Anthony Casey - Vox & Bass George Rat - Skins Duncan Yardley - Violin


Influences

Rodriguez, the beatles, The Doors, Lost Ragas


Website

www.awhalecalledphoenix.com

Bio

AWCP are a five-piece indie, acoustic based band from Melbourne, pitched somewhere where the desert meets the sea. Forming in 2012 as a duo, life-long friends Jimmy (Phoenix) Pollock and Anthony Nero set out to record songs and music videos using their iPhones in an attempt to capture more “honest” sounds away from studio trickery. 
In 2014, the pair began playing live and unplugged in more and more unconventional settings - lounge rooms, backyards, record stores, warehouse parties, giant bean bag factories and in a two-man inflatable boat sailing down a water catchment drain in the middle of nowhere suburbia. 
In the summer of 2015, Nero and Phoenix took their sound to a string of pubs and bars in St Kilda where they would play to their wives, Jimmy’s mum and various house sound guys. Great times had by all!
AWCP set upon the mysterious Heatherton Trail to find some extra magic to widen their sound. This came in the shape of long-time compadres Anthony ‘Quesadilla’ Casey on bass and Ian ‘George Rat’ Moran on drums. This brought new life and widened their audience!
More recently Nero was lost on the way, some saying he lives in a cave and braides an oversized beard, some say he turned to dust and blew away being dispersed through the desert sands.
AWCP kept on the trail. Their energy drawing new mystics in Duncan Yardley on Violin and Craig Johnston on Guitar and Vocals.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

23 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

Reminds me of being way out in the country & hanging out with the cows.

Reminds me of being way out in the country & hanging out with the cows.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

Kicking up some dust and grit with this one! If you stumbled into a bar and these guys were the house band then you'd call off the pub crawl immediately.

Kicking up some dust and grit with this one! If you stumbled into a bar and these guys were the house band then you'd call off the pub crawl immediately.