Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The Beatles, Tame Impala, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, The Zombies, Wilco


band members

Wayne Cross - vocals and guitar, Justin Pearsall - guitar and vocals, Matthew Clark - bass, Chris Thompson - keys and vocals, Rob Hosking - drums and vocals


Influences

The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Dr Dog, The Rolling Stones, Wilco


Bio

Into the Woods are a retro-lovin', psychedelic pop and rock band from Melbourne. The band's second album, Don Juan and the Jilted Lovers, is due for release in early 2016. The first single 'Magic Pudding' is out now (listen and download above)

On the new album the nods to the ‘60s are more pronounced: the soaring Beach Boys-esque harmonies of ‘A Little While’, the irresistible Keith Richards-riffs of ‘Shakedown’, the Abbey Road-era slow blues of ‘Ballad of the Jilted Lovers’. But Don Juan’s inspiration is wider-reaching: ‘Dream Spider’ evokes the psychedelia of Dark Side of the Moon-era Floyd and ‘Madeline’s’ haunting vocal is the solo-Lennon we never got to hear.

Over eight years, two E.Ps and 2012’s debut album Goldentone, Into the Woods have quietly established a dedicated following. The band have gigged with luminaries including Courtney Barnett, Ainslie Wills, Little Red, The Bon Scotts, Vika and Linda and have played at some of Melbourne’s best venues (Northcote Social Club, The Toff in Town, The Evelyn).

Here's what the people are saying:

“Into the Woods begin with bright '60s guitar pop and carefully venture towards melodically thought out variants on their deceptively nuanced debut album” – Craig Mathieson, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald

“There’s potential in this sunny little indie pop band” – Dom Alessio, JJJ

“If you've found yourself pining for a fill to the void of jangly pop this summer, then let Into The Woods usher in the new year for you” – Dylan Stewart, TheMusic

“A lovely web of sound” – Simone Ubaldi, Beat Magazine

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

15 Jun 2016

Triple J
35

Classic 60's harmonies and a golden production sheen on this one. Sweet.

Classic 60's harmonies and a golden production sheen on this one. Sweet.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

16 Nov 2015

Triple J
35

First of all: great song title. Love this cute little scuzz monster of a song. Great drive to it, melodic hooks and just a delight to listen to.

First of all: great song title. Love this cute little scuzz monster of a song. Great drive to it, melodic hooks and just a delight to listen to.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

17 Jul 2012

Triple J
30

There's something really sweet about this song. It's not perfect, but shows there's potential in this sunny little indie pop band.

There's something really sweet about this song. It's not perfect, but shows there's potential in this sunny little indie pop band.