“Really feeling that Ocean Alley influence on the second half of this big jam from South Summit. It’s ambitious, invigorating indie!”
Triple J, Declan Byrne
“Epic track right here – it’s got a little bit of everything! Gentle folk harmonies, yearning blues and then a swirling dubby climax. These competing parts of South Summit could seemingly overpower the track but this band nail the mix.”
Triple J, Dave Ruby Howe
“Fantastical Indie from Perth, a little like the instrumentation of Ocean Alley with the passion of Matt Corby. I’m a sucker for breakdowns, I was really waiting for the rest of the instruments to join in and then came the second breakdown, which is just a beaut treat.”
Triple J Unearthed, Imogen Hanrahan
“You just heard brand new music from a new local band called South Summit, that track titled Merlins. Really impressive EP they have just released considering how they are very new kids on the block, but hearing something as polished as that, it was something I really, really wanted to play for you all today.”
RTRFM Homegrown, Daniel D’Rozario
Founded on the creative coast of WA and guided by the tangy westerly breeze, Perth’s South Summit have arrived with an emotional and invigorating new tune – River Days – ready to pull listeners into their story.
River Days is the next step for the 5-piece, who spent weeks with producer Dave Parkin (Spacey Jane, Tired Lion) refining the track, ensuring it retained the raw emotion of the initial demo.
Catchy, heartfelt, and memorable River Days is a groove that demands attention, grabbing audiences by the hand and taking them on a sonic journey with a winding narrative. With Dave Parkin’s guidance the band was able to take the song up another notch, crafting an instant classic behind singer Zaya’s earnest storytelling.
“When we first wrote it, we knew it had potential and did not want to rush the writing process. We didn’t plan on recording ‘River Days’ this early as we didn’t think it was ready, but we took a leap of faith knowing it’s potential. After weeks in the studio, we came out with a song that was completely different to what we came in with, which retained the elements of the original demo, but truly captured the meaning behind the words.”
SOUTH SUMMIT, ZAYA (LEAD SINGER)
For a group so young, River Days covers a story of addiction with a maturity that belies their age. ‘Save me from the river’ acts as a cry for help and a warning for those about to tread the same path.
“River Days is a story about the abuse of alcohol and how it can change the people closest to you. It is drawn from many personal experiences and deep emotions. The song is an attempt to show the very personal journey I have taken. “Save me from the river”, is a cry for help. Help to be spared from seeing those closest to me change for the worse, help to save them from alcohol and help to stop me from treading the same path.”
SOUTH SUMMIT, ZAYA (LEAD SINGER)
School friends Zaya, Nathan, Flynn, Nemo & Josh quickly combined their influences (Ocean Alley, Pink Floyd, The Police) to create beautifully distinctive and flowing melodies – instantly recognizable, but uniquely South Summit.
This unquantifiable union between the members has seen South Summit hit the ground running. Their debut EP ‘Merlin’ has racked up 80,000+ streams so far, allowing the band to build a cult-like following amongst their fans. This fervor culminated in a SOLD-OUT hometown headline show at The Rosemount Hotel.
With the band eager to continue the rapid growth, River Days is the first drop of a musical wave that is rolling on for South Summit.
‘River Days’ is released Wednesday, October 13th
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With thanks to Beehive PR