Live Act + DJ Set

High-tails

Sydney’s guitar-pop heart-throbs High-tails are revved-up (and relieved) to announce they’ve completed their debut album, which will be released in the second half of 2017. The twelve-track record was produced by Chris Colonna, founder of triple j favourites Bumblebeez, who more recently has been releasing club bangers under a variety of aliases including Magic Pirate and Ccolo. Chris beamed himself in from his Braidwood base with a bunch of enthusiasm to track with the High-tails boys at The Grove Studios in Somersby, and Free Energy in Sydney. Further production was also completed with Russell Pilling at Damien Gerard Studios in Balmain … oh, and frontman Nick recorded some vocals in his bedroom, too! It will be the first fresh material from High-tails since late 2015’s hot-wired single “My Heart”, which premiered on Tone Deaf who called it “addictively upbeat”. I Oh You awarded it their Froth Of The Day and labelled it “an expertly-crafted pop journey”, while themusic.com.au summed up its ingredients with “add hand claps, deliver with a falling-down-the-stair energy, and the kids are proving to be alright”. Off the back of it, High-tails completed a national tour supporting party-rockers Philadelphia Grand Jury, as well as their own 10-show Australian headline run in early 2016 which took them from Toowoomba to Moruya, and Wagga Wagga to Wollongong. High-tails first hit music fans’ radars with their 2014 single “Bending Over Backwards”. A bona fide triple j smash, Aussie Playlist frothed it “gets stuck in your head (and doesn’t get out quickly)”. It’s gone on to clock up nearly 300,000 plays on Spotify, and landed the band as the 9th most-played artist on triple j Unearthed in 2014. In its wake the foursome signed to Stop Start (Ball ParkMusic, Northeast Party House) and released their debut EP “Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To”. Follow-up 2015 single “Information” was another staple on triple j and publicradio alike. The song premiered on Gold Flake Paint [UK] who hailed it asa “loose-limbed guitar strut”, while triple j’s Zan Rowe raved “such a great song …it builds and builds and builds!”. Its film clip was a Rage Wild One Of The Week as well as a Channel [V] DISCO[V]ER video and J Play Clip Of The Week,and the cut even ended up being remixed into a loping Manchester anthem by local lord Spod. On the live front, High-tails have notched up an enviable list of supports for Jamie T (UK), Oh Mercy, Northeast Party House, The Holidays, Flyying Colours and more. They’ve also rocked an array of festivals including The Blurst Of Times(Brisbane and Sydney), Lost Paradise (Glenworth Valley), Yours & Owls’ 4th Birthday (Wollongong), King Street Crawl (Newtown), Rolling Stone Live Lodge(Newtown), Sounds Of The Suburbs (Cronulla), Junkyard Festival (Enmore) and Sydney Fringe (Marrickville). An AU Review review said of the band’s liveshow “their enthusiasm and energy [is] intoxicating”.