Get to know Tassie four-piece The Saxons and their excellent debut, self-titled LP
A charming bunch of chaps swimming in the Apple Isle's increasingly awesome music pool.
We've probably written "another day, another great new Tassie band" too many times now so it's not really a thing - Tasmania's music scene is just in tip top shape right now. Today we're excited to introduce you to a band that's been kicking around for a few years now, The Saxons, who've just released a ripping debut self-titled album. Blending elements of all your favourite indie-rock, Brit-pop and grunge bands of years gone by, the Launceston-based outfit are ready and raring to cross The Bass Strait, and we will surely welcome them with open arms once they start doing so on the reg.
Get to know 'em and take a listen below, or head to their BANDCAMP to grab it yourself.
Tell us about about yourselves?
We’re a four piece indie-rock band from Launceston, Tasmania. Basically we’re just a group of young lads who met at school and have been making music and hanging out ever since. It’s an enjoyable thing that we still like partying and spending time together too!
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
There’s a mixture of influences happening with our music. On some tracks we are going for a lively, upbeat sound but others are more introspective and lyrically based. Hopefully there’s something for fans of the genre to sink their teeth into somewhere.
Luckily we were able to hook in with Jake Long who is a sound engineer at Red Planet Studios in Hobart. He helped us bring together a key group of songs that we’d been working on for the best part of a year, and turn them into something we can be proud of. From a writing side of things, a couple of members of the band often come up with the bones of the songs and bring it to the group. It’s safe to say nothing will leave the rehearsal space until everyone is satisfied with their influence on a certain track though.
Can you tell us about your debut, self-titled album?
It’s a project that’s been in the works for the best part of a year now. Through the lovely people at Music Tasmania we were able to receive some funding to help us on our way. As a whole, the songs are about youth and growing up, and some of the pitfalls that can come your way through this period of change. We’ve been fortunate to have put together a full length and have enjoyed the process!
Any shows coming up?
We have some Tasmanian shows at the end of March in support of the album in Launceston at The Royal Oak Hotel and Hobart at The Brisbane. It’s always nice to put on these kinds of events with a group of diverse acts in iconic Tassie pubs. Brings everyone together and creates a good community feel.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
There is great desire to do a run of dates around Australia through the middle part of the year to help promote our record. Being from Tassie can often be seen as a burden in terms of touring nationally but we see it as an opportunity to spread our wings and represent our beautiful little state.
Where can we hear more of your music?
Our music is available on Bandcamp, triple j Unearthed, Spotify and all good digital stores.