The Montreals


Founded in late-2015, this Australian indie-rock outfit humbly went about forging an eclectic sound, splicing subtle jazz and Brit-rock influences over catchy guitar work and melodic vocals.

Their debut EP, 'Indigo Club' is due for release in late 2016. The record was tracked in Adelaide (Matt Hills), mixed by Magoo (The Jungle Giants, Art vs. Science) and mastered by Steve Smart of Studio 301 (British India, Vance Joy).

Just this year the band has caught support slots for the likes of ALPINE, Andy Bull, Last Dinosaurs and Hey Geronimo as well as performing on the YEWTH line-up alongside acts such as Montaigne and Tigertown.

The highly anticipated release of their first single of 2017, ‘deadheads.’, is the exclamation point on a breakout debutant year.

In short, ‘deadheads.’ is an ode to Australian youth culture. The penniless slaves to a liquor-fuelled good time, always counting loose change to make rent, but squandering at dingy clubs on weeknights.

Sonically, ‘deadheads.’ feels like a finely balanced raw polish of modern SoCal meets the foundational indie rock vibes we all know and love.

Lyrically, as well as channelling the carelessness of twenty-somethings, this track also explores the negative aspects of this lifestyle, such as the inability to maintain long-term relationships in favour of spontaneity and the ‘now’.


"[one of] the next big things in Australian Music” –5Why

"This one is hitting the sweet spots of energy and hooks." – Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J Unearthed Music Director).

"These guys' sound is both charged with emotion, yet bouncy and polished enough to get seriously stuck in your head, we love it." – This is Radelaide

"[It's] as if we'd been listening to The Montreals for years as they played the soundtrack to our fumbling early – The Music