Late last year, Australian fans of the indie-pop five-piece Grouplove were devastated when the group were forced to pull out of their tour and appearances at Falls Festival under “strict doctors’ orders.” Heartbroken vocalist Hannah Hooper took to social media to break the news and explain that it was compulsory for her “to be on complete vocal rest for the next four to six weeks.” She added that while she had done everything in her power to fix the situation it was simply out of her control.
It has now been over eighteen months since the last time Grouplove performed in Australia with music lovers all over the country eagerly awaiting to hear the groups catchy pop melodies paired with an energetic live performance. The Californian hit-makers have finally adhered with their promise to make it up to Australians, announcing that they’ll be returning to our stages in February 2018. They will be delighting audiences with performances in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, as well as headlining New South Wales’ Mountain Sounds Festival and Tasmania’s Party in the Paddock. Grouplove will be sure to have the perfect set list ready and packed full of fan favourites from all three of their albums, as well as brand new single ‘Remember That Night’.
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Currently touring across America, Grouplove are renowned for the endless positivity that radiates from their live performances onto audiences, creating a joyous space that most anyone can enjoy. A lot of people will be able to recognise their distinctive style from the Netflix Original Series Bojack Horseman, as they are the creators of the closing credits theme song. Fronted by husband-and-wife Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper who share the vocals as well as play guitar and keyboard, the Grouplove family also consists of Andrew Wesson on guitar, Ryan Rabin on drums and Daniel Gleeson on bass. This bunch of talented musicians came together in 2009 after meeting at an arts colony on the Greek Island of Crete.
Grouplove’s debut album Never Trust a Happy Song managed to make them a household name straight off the bat. Holding party anthems such as ‘Tongue Tied’ and ‘Itching on a Photograph’ – it is clear as to why this album quickly cemented the band as a staple for festivals, sold-out shows and indie radio around the world. Spreading Rumours was the follow-up album which managed to keep this household name with hit tracks such as ‘Way to Go’ and ‘Shark Attack.’
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Their most recent full-length release happens to be the critically acclaimed Big Mess. This album was released in September 2016 and produced by Grouplove’s very own drummer Ryan Rabin with the help of Phil Ek, who has also worked with Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses and The Shins. Big Mess managed to reach the top 20 of the Australian charts and supplied the world with the catchy sing-alongs ‘Welcome to Your Life’ and ‘Good Morning’.
Grouplove have definitely not been keeping quiet since then. In April of this year, they released the Little Mess EP and then more recently the brand new captivating single ‘Remember That Night’. Christian Zucconi expressed, “we’ve been writing a lot of new music recently – Hannah in particular is starting to come into her own in a new and very honest way. She is really starting to show her fire. Hope you can feel it.” Watch the glittery video for the new single below.
Make sure not to miss Grouplove’s fiery performance when they play a show near you.
2018 Tour Dates
8th February – Party in the Paddock – White Hills
9th February – The Triffid – Brisbane
13th February – Croxton Bandroom – Melbourne
15th February – Metro Theatre – Sydney
16-17th February – Mountain Sounds Festival – Mount Penang Gardens
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