High-tails

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High-tails - Rock Alternative Pop Live Act in Sydney

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Sydney's sure-footed guitar-popsters High-tails unveil their debut EP "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To", released on CD/Digital on 3rd October 2014.

The band is the newest signing for boutique Australian label Stop Start, joining top-notch home-grown alumni Ball Park Music, Millions, Northeast Party House and others. Label head Andy Bryan says "It’s always about good songs and when I heard 'Bending Over Backwards' I was immediately taken with this band. ’Terrible Day' only further cemented my interest. The material they’re writing shows huge potential and we are very excited to be working with them. Another great Aussie band in the making.”

High-tails is comprised of four childhood friends from Wagga who all moved to the big smoke for varying reasons, but found themselves drawn back together through a shared love of creating chiming pop music. They dropped their debut song in late 2013 with "Maps" - a sunburst shot of economical pop that channelled the boys' beloved favourites The Go-Betweens, it had Two Thousand praising its "dreamy layered guitar melodies and a chorus to emote nostalgic Australian film scenes" while triple j Unearthed's Dave Ruby Howe proclaimed it "The Song Of The Summer".

The band followed it up with slinky rock stomper "Bending Over Backwards", which was a bona fide triple j hit and came in at 29th most-played song on the station in 2014, as well as receiving loads of love on public radio and blogs alike. Aussie Playlist frothed "This songs gets stuck in your head (and doesn't get out quickly)" and The Music Network confirmed "it shows these guys are no one-trick ponies". Further afield, the track even found its way into an episode of US TV series "Best Bars In America".

Upon the EP's release High-tails made it a perfect pop hat-trick with "Terrible Day", which saw Happy proclaim "they're a band who set the bar higher each time ... every element of the song is too good to not get a mention in being fucking brilliant". With triple j Unearthed smashing this song too, it ranked the band as the 9th most-played artist on the station in 2014.

Throughout 2014 High-tails played gigs across Australia supporting Millions, Northeast Party House, The Holidays, Major Leagues, Loon Lake, The Cairos and more. They also completed festival slots at The Blurst Of Times, Sounds Of The Suburbs, Yours & Owls' 4th Birthday and Sydney Fringe. In early 2015 they were handpicked by likely London lad Jamie T to open his sold-out East Coast shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
An enthusiastic Guardian review called the band's live show "impressively tight" and "a well-rounded set of slacker pop", while The AU Review said of the band's performance "their enthusiasm and energy is intoxicating".

The band are currently working on new material for release in 2015.

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Nicholas Griffith ~ Vocals/Guitar
Samuel Mason ~ Guitar
Felix Colman ~ Bass
Toby Davis ~ Drums

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"Bending Over Backwards" film clip ➳ youtu.be/XmlZV-AxyQs
"Terrible Day" film clip ➳ youtu.be/6ZpGWNm_AZM

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Sydney's sure-footed guitar-popsters High-tails unveil their debut EP "Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To", released on CD/Digital on 3rd October 2014.

The band is the newest signing for boutique Australian label Stop Start, joining top-notch home-grown alumni Ball Park Music, Millions, Northeast Party House and others. Label head Andy Bryan says "It’s always about good songs and when I heard 'Bending Over Backwards' I was immediately taken with this band. ’Terrible Day' only further cemented my interest. The material they’re writing shows huge potential and we are very excited to be working with them. Another great Aussie band in th...

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Past Gigs High-tails

  • 02 | 2015 Sydney Waywards at The Bank Hotel, Newtown w/- Polish Club + Wild Honey
  • 01 | 2015 Brisbane Supporting Jamie T [UK] at The Hi-Fi, West End
  • 01 | 2015 Sydney Supporting Jamie T [UK] at The Metro Theatre
  • 01 | 2015 Sydney Bondi Bowling Club w/- Cody Munro Moore
  • 01 | 2015 Sydney Vic On The Park, Enmore w/- The Mess Hall + The Delta Riggs + Bad//Dreems + more
  • 01 | 2015 Melbourne Supporting Jamie T [UK] at The Forum
  • 12 | 2014 Sydney Select Music Christmas Party at World Bar, Kings Cross
  • 12 | 2014 Brisbane Supporting Millions at Alhambra Lounge, Fortitude Valley
  • 12 | 2014 Byron Bay Supporting Millions at The Great Northern
  • 12 | 2014 Brisbane Supporting Millions at The Brightside, Fortitude Valley
  • 12 | 2014 Sydney DJ Set at Bondi Social
  • 11 | 2014 Wollongong Supporting Millions at Rad
  • 11 | 2014 Canberra Supporting Millions at Transit Bar
  • 11 | 2014 Sydney Supporting Millions at Newtown Social Club
  • 11 | 2014 Melbourne Supporting Millions at The Gasometer, Collingwood
  • 11 | 2014 Melbourne Supporting Millions at Northcote Social Club
  • 11 | 2014 Sydney Supporting Millions at Beach Road, Bondi
  • 11 | 2014 Adelaide Supporting Millions at Pirie Social Club
  • 10 | 2014 Gold Coast Sounds Of Sunday at Coolangatta Hotel
  • 10 | 2014 Brisbane The Blurst Of Times Festival at The Brightside, Fortitude Valley
  • 10 | 2014 Sydney The Blurst Of Times Festival at Factory Theatre, Marrickville
  • 10 | 2014 Wollongong Yours & Owls' 4th Birthday Festival at Stuart Park
  • 09 | 2014 Sydney Sydney Fringe Festival, Marrickville
  • 09 | 2014 Sydney Sounds Of The Suburbs Festival, Cronulla
  • 09 | 2014 Sydney Building Bridges For Refugees Fundraiser at Marrickville Bowling Club
  • 07 | 2014 Sydney Brighton Up Bar's 2nd Birthday
  • 06 | 2014 Wollongong Supporting Northeast Party House at Rad
  • 06 | 2014 Canberra Supporting Northeast Party House at Transit Bar
  • 06 | 2014 Sydney Supporting Northeast Party House at Newtown Social Club
  • 06 | 2014 Sydney Supporting Northeast Party House at The Lair
  • 06 | 2014 Brisbane Supporting Major Leagues at Black Bear, Fortitude Valley
  • 06 | 2014 Sydney Supporting Northeast Party House at Beach Road, Bondi
  • 05 | 2014 Wollongong Rad w/- Snowy Nasdaq
  • 05 | 2014 Sydney Brighton Up Bar w/- Snowy Nasdaq
  • 04 | 2014 Sydney Supporting Step-Panther at The Standard Bowl, Surry Hills
  • 04 | 2014 Sydney Supporting Loon Lake at Oxford Art Factory
  • 04 | 2014 Sydney Beach Road, Bondi w/- Lime Cordiale
  • 03 | 2014 Melbourne Supporting Wolf & Cub at Rochester Castle, Fitzroy
  • 03 | 2014 Sydney Supporting The Holidays at Oxford Art Factory
  • 03 | 2014 Canberra Supporting The Holidays at Transit Bar
  • 03 | 2014 Melbourne Supporting The Holidays at The Corner, Richmond

Discography High-tails

  • 2014 Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To EP | Stop Start

Media

  • Sound High-tails - "Maps"
  • Video High-tails ~ "Terrible Day"...
  • Video High-tails ~ "Bending Over ...

Origin

  • Sydney AU

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Nicholas Griffith Vocals/Guitar/Melodica
  • Samuel Mason Guitar
  • Felix Colman Bass
  • Toby Davis Drums

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