“A joyous indie jam, pure and simple.” – RICHARD KINGSMILL, TRIPLE J
“…endearing knack at weaving together vintage 1970 grooves with bright, beach-ready pop sensibilities and a heady tilt towards neo-psych.” – AU REVIEW
“It’s an antipodean psych adventure and between the moments of bliss and the accelerations, it’s becoming clear that greatest hits aren’t a flash in the pan.” – 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 dancefloor.” – MIXDOWN
East Coast band Greatest Hits, today release their debut EP ‘Volume One’. Made up of six tracks, ‘Volume One’ bakes palpable amounts of energy with undertones of vulnerability, timeless groove and modern sensibilities into an indie sound that is undeniably Greatest Hits.
Playing off the concept of identity, the EP leads with their latest lead single Growler, a Little Bit of Everyone, which stays true to the band’s quintessential lyrical sarcasm singing “we don’t know who we are, that’s ok, make it up”.
‘Volume One’ also features released tracks 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. Not to mention their debut single, Mortals, which caught the attention of Huw Stephens and BBC Radio 1 in the UK.
Never before heard are two additional tracks Lemon Joe and One Afternoon. The band finished their neo-psych flavoured set of tunes with the help of producer / mixer Sean Cook (Bombay Bicycle Club, MGMT, Best Coast).
Ryan from Greatest Hits shares: “’Volume One’ may be the starting point for Greatest Hits, but personally, it’s a summary of the sounds and themes that have lead up to this point in my life – Sonically, it draws from music I grew up around, and have now rediscovered for myself. Thematically, it’s a light-hearted discussion on the topics I never knew how to talk about.”
The Greatest Hits story began 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.
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