Debut Album Badnormous Out Now!
Recently supported The Living End, Thirsty Merc, The Rubens, British India, The Bennies, Alpine, Maxi Priest, and many more!
Toured Japan in 2017
New Single In and out of Love available now!
The Spindrift Saga Biography
The Spindrift Saga are an independent Australian act renowned for their tight live shows, “catchy rhythms, bright licks” and big alt funk rock sound. In the last few years The Spindrift Saga have toured extensively and supported the likes of The Living End, Thirsty Merc, The Rubens, British India and other music industry heavyweights. The band’s debut full length record “Badnormous” has received airplay around the country and cemented The Spindrift Saga’s unique place in the alternative rock scene. The band have recently released four singles “Batsh!t Bay”, “Musical Theme”, “Smile” and “In and Out of Love”. In July 2017 The Spindrift Saga played their first international shows in Japan.
The Spindrift Saga hail from the sleepy South Coast of New South Wales and features a talented lineup of musicians. Chris McGrath, Mick McGrath and Danny Freeman all come loaded with Music degrees and have spent their lifetimes refining their craft. The trio are known for their incredibly engaging high energy live shows and attention to musical detail. Dave Tweedie joined The Spindrift Saga on bass for most of their 2017 shows.
From 2015 to 2020, The Spindrift Saga supported Thirsty Merc on several occasions, as well as landing supports for The Living End, The Rubens, British India, Alpine, The Bennies, Maxi Priest (US #1 charting artist), Altyian Childs (X-Factor winner), Hockey Dad, The Strides and many more. In 2015 the band were the main support for The Waifs at Moruya’s Granite Town Festival in front of a crowd of 2,500. The Spindrift Saga also performed at the King Island Festival, Rock The Turf, Untapped and Nellijam festivals. In 2017 the band undertook a large east cost tour visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and many regional centres. Following this tour the band travelled to Japan to perform their first international shows concluding with a sold out performance at The Blues Alley in Tokyo. In 2018 and 2019 the band toured nationally several times on the back of new singles. The Spindrift Saga supported The Living End at sold out shows in Canberra and Batemans Bay in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
With comparisons being drawn to the music industries alternative heavyweights, “these lads have crafted a truly unique sound best described as electrifying”. The Spindrift Saga is a head-turning power trio with musical ‘chops’ to burn and cover an enormous diversity of styles in their performances. Influenced heavily by funk music, The Spindrift Saga welds this syncopated groove element seamlessly into their rock roots. The result is a sound that could be likened to acts such as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Living End, Soundgarden, Incubus and other industry frontrunners.
The band’s full length album release ‘Badnormous’ dropped early in 2016. The band signed to a independent digital distribution deal for the album, which is now available at most online music outlets. Badnormous was well received by local community radio stations and has been labelled as an important independent rock release. The full length album follows up on The Spindrift Saga’s hugely successful 2014 single ‘Marvin’ and their 2011 EP release ‘300 Hours and Counting’. New music is expected from The Spindrift Saga soon with their highly anticipated sophomore album currently in the works.
The Spindrift Saga now has 350+ shows under their belts, and have proven themselves to consistently deliver incredible live performances. They’ve shared stages with many of Australia’s major acts and built a strong following of their own on the South Coast of NSW and beyond. After regular touring between 2015 and 2020 following the release of their debut album and several new singles, the band are now focused on completing their sophomore record. There will be new music on the way in 2020, as well as a handful of festival dates and other shows in the first half of the year, followed by tours later in 2020 and early 2021.
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