Dance punk/indie rockers Hockey, hailing from Portland, Oregon will make their way to Australia for the first time to perform at the Laneway Festivals and headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Hockey comprises singer Benjamin Grubin, guitarist Brian White, bassist Jeremy Reynolds, drummer Anthony Stassi and touring keyboardist Ryan Dolliver, and have been compared in their sound to bands such as The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem.
Hockey spent 2009 performing at international festivals Glastonbury, Reading & Leads, T In The Park, Bonnaroo and Hove as well as touring with Passion Pit and Friendly Fires.
The band’s debut single “Too Fake” received great radio support on indie stations and Nova ahead of their debut album release through EMI ‘Mind Chaos’.
With second single “song away” acting as a holistic mission statement wrapped in a nod and a wink, “These scruffy bike-riding vegans could easily be enjoyed by fans of Dylan, Springsteen and the Hold Steady as much as they could by devotees of LCD Soundsystem” says U.K.’s Guardian newspaper. “See them now while they are still playing small rooms,” advises Time Out New York.
“Hockey’s debut album ‘Mind Chaos’ out now, featuring ‘Too Fake’ & ‘Song
– Hockey available at iTunes (Australia)
– Hockey available at iTunes (USA)
TIX ONSALE NOW with special guests CASSETTE KIDS
Thursday 28th Jan, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
www.oxfordartfactory.com, www.moshtix.com.au www.ticketek.com.au phonecharge:132849
Wednesday 3rd Feb The Hi Fi, Melbourne
www.thehifi.com.au phonecharge 1300THEHIFI, Polyester, Greville Records.
YOUTUBE VIDEO: “TOO FAKE”
YOUTUBE VIDEO: “SONG AWAY”