San Cisco’s storm came in much like a front approaching the port in their home town of Fremantle; swift and eerily beautiful. Initially whipped up in the wake of high school graduation, the momentum gained by the foursome of Jordi, Josh, Scarlett,
and Nick grew to take in multiple world tours, ARIA nominations (six to be exact), prestigious record deals, Hottest 100 Top 10’s, Lollapalooza, Pukkelpop and a sold out North American tour. They unwittingly defined hipster culture with their “Awkward” video and then immediately subverted it as they covered Daft Punk’s global hit “Get Lucky”; both of which sit on millions of YouTube views.
Fast forward to 2015 where San Cisco enlist the help of producer and long-term collaborator Steven Schram to deliver what we had all been waiting for; a sophomore album. Debuting at #2 on the ARIA charts Gracetown, named after a coastal town in South West WA, showcased a new sound – a more worldly approach to life; exploring the tyranny of love, displacement, homesickness, heartache and heartbreak, via disco, funk, soul and hip hop undertones.
What followed was a bunch of hit singles (“RUN”, “Too Much Time Together”, “Magic”), a stack of accolades and lots and lots of touring. The band offered Gracetown to eager audiences across the US UK, South East Asia, Europe and for the first time, due to demand, Mexico. Homegrown audiences were not left out with multiple tours around Australia, as well as heaving crowds at Groovin the Moo, Splendour in the Grass, Beyond the Valley and Field Day to name but a few.