Hockey Dad

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"They manage to craft something full of undeniable swagger and confidence." - I OH YOU

“... their catchy melodies and huge choruses just beg for a massive festival crowd..." - The Music.

For two childhood friends from a small coastal town in Australia, Hockey Dad has come a long way in their relatively short existence.

Growing up on the stages of small bars in Wollongong since mid-2013, the duo of Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums) began to grow their following outside their home city with the release of their debut EP "Dreamin" in June 2014.

"Dreamin" was produced by Tom Iansek (Big Scary, #1 Dads) and remains the first release for newly formed Leisure Coast label Farmer & The Owl. "I Need A Woman", the lead single from the five-track EP, earned the band rotation on Triple J and FBi Radio as well as plenty of love across the web. In the US it peaked at #77 on the CMJ 200, and charted at #23 on the FMQB Sub-Modern charts.

Growing interest in the band led to national tours alongside the likes of DZ Deathrays, Bass Drum Of Death and Bad//Dreems, and they were named the winners of Triple J’s Unearthed competition, landing them a spot on Byron Bay’s prestigious Falls Music & Arts Festival over the new year.

"Can’t Have Them" is the brand new single from Hockey Dad, in which they have just completed a national tour across Australia to launch, selling out all eight shows.

In Australia, the band have signed a booking-agency deal with Village Sounds (Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy, Violent Soho, DMAs) and distribution deal with Inertia (Australian home of Sub Pop, JAGJAGUWAR, XL and many more). The duo are now looking to expand their reach beyond their home country with their debut album release in mid 2016. Following their recent performance at CMJ in New York, the band has just signed with Kanine Records (Surfer Blood, Grizzly Bear, Chairlift) for the release of the album in the USA. They will return to the USA in March for SXSW, then hit the UK for the first time in May.

"They manage to craft something full of undeniable swagger and confidence." - I OH YOU

“... their catchy melodies and huge choruses just beg for a massive festival crowd..." - The Music.

For two childhood friends from a small coastal town in Australia, Hockey Dad has come a long way in their relatively short existence.

Growing up on the stages of small bars in Wollongong since mid-2013, the duo of Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums) began to grow their following outside their home city with the release of their debut EP "Dreamin" in June 2014.

"Dreamin" was produced by Tom Iansek (Big Scary, #1 Dads) and remains ...

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  • Wollongong AU