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“A joyous indie jam, pure and simple.” – RICHARD KINGSMILL, TRIPLE J
“…a slice of sunshine.” – AAA BACKSTAGE
“Greatest Hits got my whole body moving with such ease that I’m not 100% sure they didn’t use some wizardry on this jam.” – DECLAN BYRNE, TRIPLE J
“…the Gold Coast-based groove lords fuse ’70s psych, indie pop and funk for an irresistible sound that’s easy on the ears and even easier to shake it down to on the dance-floor.” – MIXDOWN
Today, East Coast band Greatest Hits are proud to share their new single Growler, A Little Bit Of Everyone alongside the announcement of their debut EP ‘Volume One’ out September 25. Growler, A Little Bit Of Everyone comes armed with a boisterous, hook-laden chorus with a melody as undeniably catchy as its lyrics are clever – listen here. The EP, like this new single, is a testament to a sound Greatest Hits are quickly solidifying – one that blends 70s groove and modern indie-rock sensibility with vulnerability and neo-psych flavour. Playing off the concept of identity, the track stays true to the quintessential Greatest Hits’ lyrical sarcasm singing “we don’t know who we are, that’s ok, make it up”.
Ryan shares his thoughts on Growler, A Little Bit Of Everyone: “This song is about the idea of ‘borrowed identity’ – Adopting bits and pieces of people/things around us, that we wish we were like, and forming our own jigsaw persona.”
This new material follows the bands latest release Trying and Phil, Slow It Down which received a triple j addition and has seen praise roll in from the likes of NME, Something You Said and Life Without Andy. Their debut single Mortals was another highlight and caught the attention of Huw Stephens and BBC Radio 1 in the UK. All of the tracks plus two additional unheard songs will feature on the EP. The band finished this volume of tunes with the help of producer / mixer Sean Cook (Bombay Bicycle Club, MGMT, Best Coast).
The Greatest Hits story begins on a cold night in Leeds when Ryan, who was walking home from a favourite bar, “had an overwhelming urge to just create something that grooved!” With fellow musician Josh Macyntire (Marmozets/Dream Ceremony) crashing on his couch, the pair jokingly decided to release music under the moniker “Greatest Hits”.
Ever since the band have played support slots throughout the North of England with Halfnoise (Zac Farro from Paramore’s project for which Ryan also played bass), The Mauskovic Dance Band, Holy Wave, The Districts, Childcare and at festivals including Live at Leeds, This Must Be the Place, Leeds Emerging – all the while garnering a reputation for their engaging and danceable live shows. Forced to leave the UK due to visa issues, half the band departed for Australia via the US – temporarily setting up in Nashville and New York, in what would become a significant time of writing and recording, as well as the release of their debut single, Mortals. Greatest Hits are now Ryan Cooper, Chelsea Foley and Henry Chatham. The culmination of events that surrounds the band’s development has produced a sound and culture that is full of both energy and vulnerability, timeless groove and modern sensibilities.
GROWLER, A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYONE OUT NOW
GREATEST HITS ‘VOLUME ONE’ EP OUT SEPTEMBER 25
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