Australia’s Leisure Coast LegendsHOCKEY DAD sign to Kanine Records, releasing debut album in June, stream the video for singleCan’t Have Them
next US appearance at SXSW
“Can’t Have Them”
Meet Zach Stephenson (guitars
/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums), childhood friends and Leisure Coast legends from the small coastal town of Windang, Australia. Living two doors down since the age of four, these surf/skate kids unofficially they got their start in their tween years with a jam session on Zach’s Dad’s old gear. The past eighteen months, however, has seen the duo known as Hockey Dad move from aspiring garage band to Australian indie pop stars. And now, having signed to Brooklyn based indieKanine Records (Surfer Blood, Splashh, Beverly), Hockey Dad is ready to bring what Triple J calls their“Gritty but melodic brand of surf influenced rock” to the US.
Watch the video for “Can’t Have Them” which encapsulates Hockey Dad’s sound, sunny and jangly guitar driven rock complete with anthemic choruses, laid back vibes yet tight execution.
In the span of 18 months, Hockey Dad has released their debut EP Dreamin’, been picked as Triple J’s Unearthed High finalists, and won a coveted spot at the Falls Festival, one of Australia’s biggest music festivals. Regularly selling out Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and their hometown, Hockey Dad has been relentlessly touring Australia, including tours with DZ Deathrays and Bass Drum of Death.
After years of sneaking in to local live music venue RAD BAR, Hockey Dad is unbelievable stoked to be gigging. They will return to the US for this year’s SXSW, with much more US touring planned for this summer to coincide with the release of their debut album.