The Slingers

11 Apr
Oxford Art Factory

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Through the last 5 years of eclectic releases and impassioned live performances, The Slingers have cemented themselves as one of the most unique bands of the contemporary Australian underground/alternative scene. Their releases range in style from rock and roll to electronic, and from Australiana folk to the country pastiche of Kind Hearts, a collaboration with Melbourne underground legend, Spike Fuck. In 2021, the band were included in Beat Magazine’s ‘20 Underground Melbourne Bands You Ought to Know’.

 Since signing to iconic Australian label, Flightless Records, in 2020, the band has made a foray into the universe of ‘Motel Pop’. The genre is less defined by production than by its lyrical content, chronicling with a blend of comedy and tragedy the lives of ordinary people struggling through our current age of loneliness. 

The evolution of ‘Motel Pop’ culminated in their debut LP, Sentimentalism, released in July 2023. The album peaked at #4 on the ARIA’s charts for Top Aus Albums and #5 for Top Vinyl Albums. Off the back of this success, The Slingers completed a sold-out tour of Australia’s East Coast – including multiple shows at BigSound in Brisbane and a sold-out show at Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel.  

On the cards for 2024 is the release of a single and their sophomore album, as well as further touring around Australia and the UK/EU. The band were recently added to the line-up for Golden Plains Festival 2024.

We acknowledge that this event is held on the stolen lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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