Brisbane’s well established indie scene has birthed forth yet another round of festival worthy bands surfacing from their garages and into our airwaves. Hailing from one of these garages are the young and handsome four-piece, Millions, dropping swagger-filled tunes that have crowds swooning and wanting more.
Mates Campbell, Dom, Ted and Louis formed the garage-pop outfit in 2011 to make music about their favourite thing – girls. Weaving this subject into their first round of singles off debut EP Nine Lives, Six Degrees, their surf-guitar riffs and lo-fi sound mixed with Dom’s Alex Turner-like silky vocals and pining lyrics, caught the affections of teenage girls and music-lovers alike. Mission accomplished?
They look and dress a bit like One Direction, but Cara assures us that Brissy band Millions aren’t a boy band.
Whilst Those Girls and Guru have you stomping, their nostalgia-injected classic rock tunes like Slow Burner as well as Nineteen from their follow-up EP Cruel, bring back fond (or maybe not so fond) memories of high-school dances and the ones who got away.
But, don’t get the wrong idea, these lads are no boy band; they have some serious talent and their serious slew of festival slots, tours and EPs prove it. Only six months into their infancy a Triple J unearthing saw Millions open 2011’s Splendour In The Grass festival. This deep end initiation helped them skip over those awkward band years and pump out a mature garage-pop sound more than worthy of supporting San Cisco, Oh Mercy, Gold Fields and Last Dinosaurs on their national tours.
But, if all that doesn’t win you over, their tight onstage presence complete with coordinated suits (or matching tighty whities if you’re lucky) and off-stage antics which ooze camaraderie and confidence well beyond the band’s years surely will.
With the release of a debut LP in a few months’ time, the swagger-filled sessions are set to continue. Expect more smooth vocals, broody rhythms and swoony affairs taking you back to the days when life was about chasing those ever so cruel crushes. While you wait for it to drop, why not check out these lads’ Bandcamp page and meander down memory lane.
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