Calling All Cars

Live Act Rock Alternative Alternative Rock
Calling All Cars - Rock Alternative Alternative Rock Live Act in Bristol

Calling All Cars Short Info

Hearing CALLING ALL CARS saturating Australian airwaves in the last six months is like hearing a new band. In what is an almighty and powerful, sharp sonic left turn, the Melbourne trio returned to the forefront of the nation’s musical mind with the sexy and swaggering ‘Werewolves’, followed by the summer anthem ‘Standing In The Ocean’. Both tracks bust open the door to a brave new world for Calling All Cars and the release of their third album, 'Raise The People'.

Of course any experimentation heard here should come as no shock to those who have followed the band’s skyward trajectory since their 2008 inception – they’ve never travelled the safe road or conformed to any kind of pre-conceived notion. Featuring two brothers – Haydn Ing (vocals/guitars) and James Ing (drums) – and a cousin – Adam Montgomery (bass) – the band dropped their debut longplayer Hold, Hold, Fire in 2010, spawning five high-rotation singles (‘Hold Hold Fire’, ‘Run Away’, ‘Disconnect’, ‘Animal’ and ‘Not Like Anybody’) on national youth broadcaster triple j.

This empowered them to tour relentlessly on the back of the album, picking up a nomination for an AiR Award for Best Rock Album along the way. A second album – 'Dancing With A Dead Man' – appeared in 2011, quickly trumping its predecessor with a #20 ARIA Album Chart debut, a pair of nominations at the AiR Awards for Best Rock Album and APRA Song of the Year (for lead single ‘Reptile’) and a Feature Album on triple j.

It’s their chaotic and electric live reputation that has arguably served them even better than the wide-spread acclaim of their releases to date – on top of a string of headline tours, Calling All Cars have supported the cream of the rock crop in a star-swollen list that includes AC/DC, Queens of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Green Day and Biffy Clyro as well as appearing regularly at many Australian festivals and touring with the Big Day Out in 2012.

2013 was a year spent in the studio working on album number three. Mixing duties were handled by Grammy Award winner Tchad Blake (Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, Peter Gabriel) with producers Steve Schram (Eagle and The Worm, Little Birdy, The Vasco Era) and Tom Larkin (Shihad, Bodyjar, The Getaway Plan) also lending hand.

As well as a 23-date Australian tour, 2014 has seen the band relocate to the UK, having inked a deal with Cooking Vinyl records. With their third long player due for UK/European release in July, the band have appeared at The Great Escape Festival, Camden Rocks Festival as well as the massive Sonisphere Festival. Most recently, the band returned home to support Biffy Clyro's Australian Tour in September, before returning to the UK.

Hearing CALLING ALL CARS saturating Australian airwaves in the last six months is like hearing a new band. In what is an almighty and powerful, sharp sonic left turn, the Melbourne trio returned to the forefront of the nation’s musical mind with the sexy and swaggering ‘Werewolves’, followed by the summer anthem ‘Standing In The Ocean’. Both tracks bust open the door to a brave new world for Calling All Cars and the release of their third album, 'Raise The People'.

Of course any experimentation heard here should come as no shock to those who have followed the band’s skyward trajectory since their 2008 inception – they’ve never travelled t...

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Past Gigs Calling All Cars

  • 11 | 2014 Newcastle, UK Attention Thieves Tour
  • 11 | 2014 Leeds, UK Attention Thieves Tour
  • 11 | 2014 Manchester, UK Attention Thieves Tour
  • 11 | 2014 Reading, UK Attention Thieves Tour
  • 11 | 2014 Bristol, UK Attention Thieves Tour
  • 11 | 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Nouvelle Prague
  • 11 | 2014 London, UK Nightmare Festival
  • 10 | 2014 New York, USA CMJ Music Marathon
  • 09 | 2014 Adelaide, Australia Biffy Clyro Australian Tour
  • 09 | 2014 Perth, Australia Biffy Clyro Australian Tour
  • 09 | 2014 Melbourne, Australia Biffy Clyro Australian Tour
  • 09 | 2014 Sydney, Australia Biffy Clyro Australian Tour
  • 09 | 2014 Brisbane, Australia Biffy Clyro Australian Tour

Discography Calling All Cars

  • 2014 Raise The People Album | Cooking Vinyl
  • 2011 Dancing With A Dead Man Album | Shock Records
  • 2010 Hold Hold Fire Album | Shock Records

Media

  • Video Calling All Cars - Werewolves
  • Video Calling All Cars - Standing...
  • Video Calling All Cars - Reptile

Origin

  • Bristol GB

Members

  • Haydn Ing Vocals, Guitar
  • James Ing Drums, Vocals
  • Adam Montgomery Bass, Vocals

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