UNDERLIGHTS Announce Debut EP & East Coast Tour – April 2012

Sydney band Underlights have announced the much anticipated release of a self-titled EP, available digitally this March. A collaboration between school friends Jack Friels (guitar & lead vocals), Darius Navidzadeh (guitar & vocals), Johnny Took (bass) and Tom O’Dell (Drums), Underlights have slowly but surely been making a name for themselves in the local Sydney scene, supporting the likes of The Jezabels and You Am I.

Underlights’ sound is a guitar inspired melting pot of folk, blues and pop blending Beatles-esk psychedelia with contemporary indie rock. With influences ranging from UK heroes Oasis and The Stone Roses to the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Black Angels, it’s clear to see that Underlights wear their inspirations on their sleeve. Whilst the band’s influences are apparent, they still manage to keep a unique approach and maintain a classic Australian aesthetic, which is rare in the current musical landscape and separates them from the next crop of up and coming acts.

Playing extensively throughout Sydney and Melbourne the band have supported the likes of The Jezabels, You am I, The Underground Lovers, The Howling Bells and The Mess Hall. More recently their first single off their forthcoming self titled debut EP, “Now That You’re in Love”, was instantly picked up by triple j and added to high rotation. This led the them to be featured as an Unearthed artists of the week and were asked to play the Sydney leg of the Big Day Out in 2012. Second single “Remnants” has also received immediate praise and support from triple j, with THE MUSIC NETWORK naming it one of the Most Added To Radio tracks this month. Underlights will tour Australia’s east coast this April to celebrate the release.


Thu Apr 05 @ Beav’s Bar Geelong  VIC
Fri Apr 06 @ Northcote Social Club, Melb VIC
Sat Apr 07 @ Karova Bar (with Yacht Club DJ’s & Hunting Grounds) Ballarat, VIC
Sun Apr 08 @ Caravan Club, Oakleigh VIC
Thu Apr 12 @ The Cambridge Sidebar, Newcastle NSW
Fri  Apr 13 @ The Standard, Surry Hills NSW
Sun Apr 15 @ Yours and Owls, Wollongong NSW

For a taste of what’s to come, check out the incredible new video for ‘Remnants’ here:

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