Dan thinks Kahlia looks like she has a giant mohawk in this shot and now I can’t unsee it, haha. We had the best show at @nightquarter the other night. Big love and thanks to all our beautiful friends who came out. We have another bit of exciting news to share with you all this weekend (!!!) and in case u missed it WE'RE RELEASING A FULL-LENGTH ALBUM IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS. Release show is at the Botanic Gardens December 2. Playing Eat Street tomorrow night if you’d like a good dance. Main stage at 5. See u soon x 📸: @frycandyphoto
Televised performance at Riverstage, Woodford Folk Festival, a MASSIVE album launch show.. we couldn’t ask for a better month to release this album into the world. Exciting times. We have so many new songs to play for you. Hoping you’ll all be there. EVERYONE is welcome. There is always a seat for you. 📸: @aimeecatt
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. We’re so excited to finally announce the release of our full-length studio album, the ‘Love Hope Peace’ album. Out December 2. Fourteen tracks written, produced and recorded by the five of us. We’ve been teasing you all year with puzzle pieces and now it’s time to bring it all together with a bunch of brand new never-before-heard songs. Your overwhelming love and support for both ‘The Love Album’ and ‘The Peace Album’ enabled this little independent band to make this album a reality. So, thank you friends. Without you, this wouldn’t be possible. Can’t wait for you all to hear it. Massive album release show at the Botanic Gardens. It’s going to be huge. See you soon. Big love. 📸: @aimeecatt
#ThrowbackThursday to our street performing days. Around this time, no one wanted to hire our little band. We had no bookings, we were being shelved by a dodgy management group, we had no financial ability to tour or record etc. and we were sonically lost and discouraged. It was a really rough period of time and in some ways it would have been very easy to hang up our guitars and call it a day.. but we didn’t. Venues didn’t want to hire us, so we decided to create our own venue. We took to the city streets several times a week and belted it out with two acoustics. Truthfully, at first no one cared. We stood there nervously, feeling a little foolish most of the time. But we persisted. A few months into it, something shifted. Our voices started to strengthen and project. We started writing songs like Catching Fire and Oh Darlin’, and people began to stop. Crowds began to form. People started to dance and clap and sing and cheer loudly. Our music started connecting us with beautiful people and their stories. As the years went by and our name started to grow, venues and events began opening their doors. We started to really grasp what felt and sounded honest and true to us. It’s been a huge journey from these photographs to where we are now. These years weren’t easy. There were a lot of days we wanted to throw in the towel. But we didn’t. And neither should you. I hope this post reminds you that this moment right now is just a foothold to something better. Everyone’s path is different. Don’t give up just yet. The people in these shots didn’t know that amazing opportunities like the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony and Riverstage and headlining festivals and releasing albums etc. were just around the corner. You never know where the road you’re walking will take you, so don’t you dare stop walking. This post felt appropriate to put out there before tomorrow night’s announcement. The next two months are going to be amazing, and I know without a doubt that the little barefooted buskers you see here would have been STOKED if they knew where they were headed. This band still has a long ways to go, but we’ve really learnt how to just enjoy the ride. Big love.
Busiest time of year begins next weekend. Hope to see you all. We also have a MASSIVE (yep all caps) announcement on Friday night. This is the big one. It’s time. Are you ready?
Our favourite Springsteen song. We love this one. Played this song for you a couple of years ago, but it’s since been tweaked (with the addition of Dan) so we thought we’d jam on it again this afternoon. Music heals.
This soul sister right here has been killing it lately with her sultry blues pipes. We’re playing Eat Street tomorrow night and Botanic Gardens on Sunday if you’d like to come and spend an hour or so with us, friends. Kahlia and Shani are also going to do a short live stream here on Insta tomorrow @ 1.30PM (Brisbane) while they get ready. Come with q’s and supportive emojis. See u soon xo 📸: @frycandyphoto
Joel thought I wouldn’t be able to lift this guitar over my head and boy oh boy did I prove him wrong look at me go. I almost broke my back though and will absolutely never do this again 👍🏽 Here are some life updates. Our gig was cancelled today which was sad. But last night’s show was wonderful and we have two more shows next weekend (see bio). We also just posted a lyric video for If I Should Die Before My Time (see bio again). Grateful to see this track receiving so much love on @spotify. Would mean a lot if you gave it a listen, friends. Lastly, the five of us have individual Instagrams now, with varying degrees of aesthetic pleasantness (tagged above). Joel’s trying. He’ll get better. Pls show him ur support. I mean, he can’t get worse right? See you all next weekend. New music is in the oven AND IT’S ALMOST DINNER TIME. I’m going to regret that line tomorrow but I’m willing to commit for now. Big love.
Very excited to announce that we’re on the @woodfordfolkfestival line-up this year! So many incredible artists. We can’t wait. Putting together one hell of a set for you all. Big love to you Woodford! #woodfordff 📸: @frycandyphoto
So much enthusiastic singing and dancing! Big love and thanks to all our Brizzy friends for coming out to the @themilkfactorybar. What a blast and a half. Thank you. 📸: @mikemeadepics
Very exciting times are coming. So much to tell you all soon. It’s good to be back home again. Still reminiscing about the incredible show we had at @underthetreesfest on Saturday. Love these shots. See you at The Milk Factory on Thursday, friends. Still a few tickets left. Link in bio. Can’t wait. 📸: @frycandyphoto
catching fire hEY
Acoustic version of My Way or the Highway just went live on our YouTube Channel. Bloopers at the end. Hope you all enjoy. Full-band version is on Spotify x
Pre-show vocal warm-ups in last Sunday’s green room. This evening we played acoustic tunes in the hospital wards and it was incredibly soul-warming. Music is such a special, important part of this world. Very grateful. We’ll be playing Eat Street this Saturday and Botanic Gardens this Sunday. Come say hello before we head north! We also have an acoustic video for My Way Or The Highway feat. bloopers for you tomorrow night. Big love.
What a magical evening at Noosa’s Sound Feast. Packed house. The five of us were blown away. Big love and thanks to everyone who came out 🙌🏽 Next week we're heading north for Boyne Island's Under The Trees Festival. Playing main stage with these two incredible bands, @caravanasun and @hotpotatoband. Can’t wait. See you soon, folks. 📸: Kim Grimley
We get along like a house on fire, but sometimes.. we’re just a house on fire. All will be revealed in TWO DAYS. Release show at the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens this Sunday. It’s coming. #THEPEACEALBUM #PARTTWO 📸: @aimeecatt
FRIENDS THE PEACE ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. Limited edition physical copies are on our website. The Love Album sold-out (so so cool, thank you.) and once they’re sold-out, they‘re gone forever. So go and get your hands on one! Oh and hidden in the lyric pages is the name of the final album.. shh. See you Sunday at Brisbane City’s Botanic Gardens for the release show. Big love. 🎨: the incredible @ingridbartkowiakart
New music in seven days. Release show at Brisbane City’s Botanic Gardens Sunday September 16. Everything’s coming up, Milhouse. #THEPEACEALBUM #PARTTWO 📸: @aimeecatt
Happy band because we finished our full-length studio album yesterday. Playing RedFest’s main stage this Sunday. Come celebrate. Big love. 📸: @lush_recording_studios
FRIENDS WE’RE FINISHED. The final album is done. This is it. Beyond happy. These songs mean everything to us. And we can’t wait to give them to you x 📸: @lush_recording_studios
Happy Father’s Day to the coolest Dad in the world. Thanks for being the Jack Black to our School Of Rock band 🤘🏽 Also he was gif-famous for two years. What a legend. Big big big love to you, pops.
“Doctor Doctor, could you help me please? Am I the cure or tell me am I diseased? Preacher Preacher, could you heal my soul? I’m a painted face on a rolling stone..” Only two weeks until #THEPEACEALBUM is yours. Pumped for September 16. 📸: @aimeecatt
Suburban hippie rock band. Three weeks until The Peace Album is out. Very excited. Anyone out there ready for the track list? #THEPEACEALBUM #PARTTWO #SEPTEMBER16 📸: @aimeecatt
Tribute to the Queen Of Soul feat. two band members who couldn’t help themselves. What a legend. What a song. Miss you Aretha. ✨ Three shows this weekend, folks. The band will be on @eatstreet’s main stage tomorrow and Sunday, and @technicolourfestival on Saturday. Itching to make music for you. Big love.
“The house that we built will lie forsaken. Wine upon rice, we cling to our pride unwavering..” #THEPEACEALBUM #LHP #SEPTEMBER16 📸: @aimeecatt
IT’S HAPPENING, FRIENDS! Invite your friends, your family, your sweetheart, your balding Italian neighbour, your dog (seriously pls), your loud flat-mate, your mail-man, your preacher, your ex, your nana, your third cousin twice removed, your baby nephew, your barista, your barrister, your crazy uncle, your librarian, your great great great (great great) granddad.. everybody is very welcome! Can’t wait to celebrate these new songs with you. Big love. #THEPEACEALBUM #PARTTWO #LHP
Ladies, gentlemen and everybody in between! We’re excited to announce.. THE PEACE ALBUM. Part Two of the Album Trilogy. Four new songs. Available on Spotify and iTunes September 16. #THEPEACEALBUM #PARTTWO #SEPTEMBER16 #LHP 📸: @aimeecatt
WE HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE TOMORROW. Very excited. Any guesses? Had the best time at Lefty’s the other night. The place was packed full of beautiful dancing, singing souls. Loved it. Next stop, Botanic Gardens on Sunday. Everybody’s welcome! Would love to see you there, friends. 📸: @leftysmusichall
What a wild crowd! Thanks to all the crazy beautiful souls who came out and danced with us at Lefty’s. You sang our songs so loudly and it was just 👌🏽 Next up, Botanic Gardens next Sunday. Hopefully Joel will find whatever it is he’s looking for in this photo by then x
Big love and thanks to everyone who came out to last night’s show. Next stop, acoustics at Logan Hospital this morning and Lefty’s 18+ tonight! 🎸 🤘🏽 Set 1: 8pm 🤘🏽 Set 2 (the big one!): 9pm 🤘🏽 Set 3: 10.15pm
Surrounded by so much support this weekend. Big love and thanks to everyone who came out to the shows. The music felt so good to make and it was such a pleasure hanging out with you all. Grateful. Next show is at @eatstreet on Friday, folks. Already looking forward to it.
California Dreamin’ 🌈 We’re here at Fortitude Valley’s @mybakerylane making folk, rock and blues music from 11.30 to 2pm. See you soon x