South Summit Sidelines


South Summit Sidelines

South Summit release 'Sidelines', an anthemic indie-rock song with a soaring chorus, showcasing the band's impressive songwriting chops.

Now with an extensive 12 months of touring in the back pocket, South Summit have certified themselves as well-versed traveling artists, since their 2022 break out. Their latest single 'Sidelines' pulls inspiration from weeks spent on the road, progressing across the country, further & further away from home as their audience grows. However, home is never far from their thoughts, with 'Sidelines' a testament to the pull the band have back to their roots, keeping their feet on the ground & allowing themselves to reconnect with the land when back home in Western Australia.

Working out of Blackbird Sound Studio with acclaimed producer & now frequent collaborator Dave Parkin (Spacey Jane, Tired Lion, Bob Evans), the band were right at home throughout the process of recording 'Sidelines', as well as the forthcoming 'Tales of The Yeti' EP. Parkin played an instrumental role in the emerging South Summit sound, with the band more assured & defined than ever on this EP release. Once completed, the release was mastered by Grammy-award nominated producer Brian Lucey (Liam Gallagher, The Black Keys, Lime Cordiale). 'Tales of The Yeti' also marks South Summit's first EP release with new distribution partners Virgin Music Australia (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, George Alice, Amyl & The Sniffers).

"Sidelines tells a story about finding your way back home. You can always be on the road, doing your thing, but always know where your home is, where you're from. Reconnecting with the land, sharing stories, it's all part of that." Isaiah Reuben, South Summit

"The way we write and make our music always happens naturally, our latest EP 'Tales of the Yeti' in particular was a special one. Every song has its own journey and process, whether it starts from a demo or a jam. Once we get the foundations of each song, we just jam our parts for a while until the song feels right and ready to take into the studio.". Josh Trindall, South Summit


With South Summit familiar now with the airports & highways connecting every city in Australia, from a year of extensive touring, they are looking to see out the year in celebratory style, announcing headline dates of their own - including their debut international shows in New Zealand. Supported by triple j, these dates mark a pivotal moment for South Summit; moving from indie-upstarts, to a headlining name within their own right. With tracks from 'Tales of The Yeti' having been sprinkled throughout their set this year, these shows will also be the first time fans will be able to sing along with all of their released songs.

"2023 has been pretty much a flat out year of touring for us, mainly around the Australian circuit, with our first ever international shows lined up in New Zealand this November. We've been jamming most of the EP in our live set for quite some time now, so we're feeling ready and  super keen to play the whole thing at our AU/NZ tour at the end of this year."
Nathan Osborne, South Summit

South Summit
burst into the ears of audiences across Australia with a slew of outstanding performances at Falls Festivals, NYE On The Hill, Springtime Festival, Groovin The Moo, BIGSOUND, Day On The Law & Roling Sets last year. With a captivating live presence & unequivocal song-writing ability, the band also racked up multiple headline tours, as well as a recent jaunt with Beddy Rays across Australia. Boasting 2.6 million+ streams across DSP's with support from Spotify tastemakers (New Music Friday, The Local List Rock Out, Front Left) & triple j Unearthed ('Artist of The Year' nomination, #4 most played 2022), as well as an Instagram following of 153k+, the band are rapidly captivating new audiences & bringing their current fanbase along for the ride.


Focused intently on spreading positivity through their work, South Summit also took to visiting schools, prisons & youth detention centers across WA for 2022's NAIDOC week, providing inmates & attendees with an opportunity to share in their performance, cultures and a chance to connect with the band over a shared passion for music & creativity.

 

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