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Velociraptor Velociraptor like to make party, so much so that they formed a band/gang so large, so loose, and so fun that instant party making was guaranteed* wherever they showed up.
The John Steel Singers With five members traversing across instruments like explorers, the Australian natives bring another dimension to the experimental pop aesthetic with an accomplished brass section on trombone and trumpet amongst the staple guitars, bass and drums.
Jeremy Neale Part-time philosopher, full time adventurer - Jeremy Neale takes hold of your hand, lets you know you're a unique and great human who is full of potential and then proceeds to walk with you through the sounds of Mersey Beat, 60's Girl Group, Pop-Psych, Blue Eyed Soul and the darker side of Crooner-revivalist.
Velociraptor like to make party, so much so that they formed a band/gang so large, so loose, and so fun that instant party making was guaranteed* wherever they showed up.
Originally a trio formed by vocalist/primary songwriter Jeremy Neale and his bros Simon Ridley and Shane Parsons of DZ Deathrays, the band quickly grew (in number, if not reputation) to a revolving cast of 12 Ultimate Party DogsTM and have embarked on a number of national and international tours supporting the likes of Japanrdroids and OFF as well as venturing to the UK for the Great Escape following the band's 2012 double A side release through record label Too Pure.
Inexplicably receiving high rotation for singles, In the Springtime, Cynthia, and Riot has ensured that Velociraptor's place in the hearts and minds of the Australian populace was cemented. 2014 has thus far seen the release of the band's debut self titled album via Dot Dash/ Remote Control, featuring infectious singles ‘Ramona' and ‘Sneakers'.
“…the band says it is “dedicated to anybody who's ever worn sneakers.” That's me! And you, probably. Dig a little deeper and the song reveals itself as a sentimental break up take complete with the familiar Raptor sound of ‘60s inspired guitar pop.” – Rip It Up
With five members traversing across instruments like explorers, the Australian natives bring another dimension to the experimental pop aesthetic with an accomplished brass section on trombone and trumpet amongst the staple guitars, bass and drums.
Their debut album ‘Tangalooma' (produced by Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens) garnered huge support with Triple J, receiving feature album, and single ‘Overpass' coming in at #52 in the Hottest 100 of 2010. The band's self produced album ‘Everything's A Thread' released via Full Time Hobby in 2014 also received Triple J's feature album and raving reviews from the Australian and International press. Keep tuned for the release of album #3 on the band's own Plutonium Records (through Create Control) in early 2016.
“…their most diverse collection of music to date… an assembly of strong grooves, quirky melodies, and crystalline harmonies” - ★★★★★★★½ Tone Deaf
The band has toured Australia with some incredible bands such as The Polyphonic Spree, The Morning Benders and The Dodos; as well as playing festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out and Laneway Festival.
Overseas, the band have toured with the likes of He's My Brother, She's My Sister and Bad Weather California as well as showcasing at CMJ in 2011, SXSW in 2012 and The Great Escape in both 2009 and 2014.
Jeremy Neale cares about the real stuff. People, songs, entertainment. Maybe that's because his earliest memory is of his identical twin brother being jettisoned into deep space. It was at that very moment that he knew he had to live his life for two.
He has a solo career that has seen him tour extensively both nationally and internationally off the back of his debut EP, 'In Stranger Times' (2013).
Now he's back in a big way with the follow up EP ‘Let Me Go Out In Style' due this September.
"He can't stop grinning and his belief is infectious; it would take a stony heart to remain unmoved" - The Brisbane Times
"He is on an unstoppable run right now" - The Music
"It's hard to deny that Jeremy Neale is the king of the garage in Brisbane" - Dom Alessio, triple j
Their garage-pop singles have made waves around the world and they've played alongside some of the biggest names in indie rock. Brisbane four-piece The Creases have come a long way since the drunken rainy night on which the band was incepted. Made up of members Joe Agius, Jarrod Mahon, Aimon Clark and Gabe Webster, they have toured the UK and US, playing SXSW, The Great Escape and touring with UK outfit Shy Nature. At home they’ve played Laneway Festival, Splendour In The Grass and toured with Jake Bugg, The Strypes, DMA’s and The Preatures.
It all stems from their music, from their first single ‘I Won’t Wait’ that was released on 7” vinyl through Rough Trade (UK) to their debut EP ‘Gradient’ released through Liberation / Mushroom in Australia. It produced triple j high rotation singles ‘Static Lines’ and ‘Gradient’.
More currently the band have released a stand-alone single ‘Point’ once again to high rotation on triple j and rave reviews.
‘Point hints on 1980s nostalgia, but for the most part it stands alone as something completely modern and unique.’ – AdamNotEve
‘Point sees the four-piece rumbling along with their signature indie-pop/ rock sound whilst simultaneously showing the band's evolution.’ – Pilerats
‘The Creases are one of the better bands to have come out of Brisbane in the last few years. That’s not fair actually, they’re flat out amazing.’ – Howl & Echoes
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