South Summit's Top 5 Moments From Their New Documentary 'Climbing The Summit'

South Summit's Top 5 Moments From Their New Documentary 'Climbing The Summit'

W.A. five piece continue their rapid rise with a captivating new documentary that takes us behind the scenes

Image credit: Andrew Briggs

Over the last two years, South Summit have truly gone from strength to strength. Bursting on to the scene with debut EP Merlin in 2021, the band have gone on to release a further two EPs to critical and fan acclaim, leading to over 2 million streams and love from triple j, community radio and Aussie music media alike. Making a name for themselves with their dynamic and engaging live shows, the band have been a constant fixture on the west coast while also heading east and playing festivals including Falls, BIGSOUND, NYE on the Hill and more.

Now the guys have prepared something a little bit different - rather than a new record, the band have released Climbing The Summit - a documentary that takes us behind the scenes into the lives of this exciting, emerging band. Filmed between Sydney & Melbourne while the band were on tour with Beddy Rays, Climbing The Summit was directed by Elliott Brown and produced by Vincent Trease who managed to capture the excitement of this young band doing what they do best.

Drummer Nathan Osbourne explains “This documentary gives us an opportunity to tell our stories, share our messages, and showcase what we do behind the scenes on this crazy journey. We feel like this documentary lets people understand our journey with music, and what we want to be known for.

We represent proud cultures throughout the band, but this is not the reason why we are here today. We are here for the love of music. The process was made super cruisy for us by the two guys who made it all happen. Big shoutout to Vince and Elliott for having the vision for the doco and all their hard work to make it happen!

To celebrate the release of Climbing The Summit, the band took us through their top 5 moments - have a watch and get to know!

1. We slept in a hostel the first night in Sydney but ended up the next night sleeping with the boys at their house. This was due to the fact that in our 12 person dorm someone was violently spewing in the toilets for a solid 3 hours.

2. We were lucky enough to be onset with Billy Zammit who shot the SIDELINES music video. It was unbelievably cold out in the NSW countryside and we all froze but we had a blast nonetheless.

3. Getting to be backstage, hanging out with South Summit, Beddy Rays and Betty Taylor was something that you kind of dream of. Felt very rock and roll!

4. Many beers were consumed in the making of the doco. We found that this was crucial to get the full backstage experience.

5. After we joined the boys in Sydney it was a bit sad saying goodbye. The whole thing was a win win for us because we got to make a doco on South Summit as well as making some new mates whilst we did it.

          - South Summit, October 2023

South Summit Climbing The Summit


Thurs Nov 2nd La La La’s Wollongong, NSW
Fri Nov 3rd The Lansdowne Sydney, NSW
Sat Nov 4th Howler Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Nov 10th The Brightside Brisbane, QLD
Sat Nov 11th The Northern Byron Bay, NSW
Fri Nov 17th Whammy Bar Auckland, NZ
Sat Nov 18th The Loons Christchurch, NZ
Sun Nov 19th Meow Wellington, NZ
Fri Nov 24th The Rosemount Perth, WA


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