Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Phoenix, Jeff Buckley, Fried Chicken And Tone


band members

Zac Slater- Vocals/Guitar Billy Bennet/Drums Chris Ikin- Bass


Influences

Every single aspect of music.


Website

Bio

It's been a long and winding journey for the lyrical master mind, who grew up playing guitar and busking any chance he had. Tassie born and Melbourne based, singer-songwriter Zac Slater is bringing in the new year with a fresh new single.

In 2010, Zac released his debut self-titled EP, landing him in the finals of the 2011 APRA song writing award. Seven years and hundreds of live shows later, Zac has crafted his own artistic style, not just his sound but stage presence as well. Promising one of the most energetic and passionate sets you will see.

After long hours and hard work in the studio, Zac Slater is ready to release this vibey new single, ‘I Gotta Smile’ . The upbeat, feel good track is filled with Slaters penchant for introspective lyricism: “I wrote this song after a couple bad month. I wanted to emit that positive feel good energy that I know full well I can. After chatting to my Mumma and others close to me it became clear I needed to shrug these bad days off and feel happy again. (I knew it all along) so I knew exactly what I needed to do… I wrote and “I gotta smile” was created”.

This fresh new single, ‘I Gotta Smile’ perfectly captures the distinctive sound of acoustic rock infused with the soul of Hip Hop, that has seen him grace the stage with the likes of Thundamentals, Kingswood, bootleg rascal, Ivan Ooze the list goes on!

Zac sums up the vibe he captures perfectly with ‘I Gotta Smile’ as a “song that was solely based around me and my guitar and the feel-good progression it possesses. I wanted to make sure there was plenty of room between my vocals and guitar playing to ensure my vocals punched through. I heard a simple beat behind it and fried chicken and tone with the guitars, Chuck in some tambourine and Wholey dickens we are dancing.”

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Feb 2018

Triple J
35

Think you've won me over with that falsetto chorus, Zac.

Think you've won me over with that falsetto chorus, Zac.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

20 Jan 2018

Triple J
40

You already have me smiling Zac! Those guitar licks are super addictive and that authentic groove brings so much joy. I love how much fun you're having in this too - it really shines through.

You already have me smiling Zac! Those guitar licks are super addictive and that authentic groove brings so much joy. I love how much fun you're having in this too - it really shines through.

Review

JB

04 Apr 2018

40

I get some cool funky Flight of the Concords vibes from this. I dig it

I get some cool funky Flight of the Concords vibes from this. I dig it