PREMIERE: Mainland Break drop bittersweet anthem ‘Promises’

Mainland Break deliver a sweet dose of alt pop with new single ‘Promises’ and announce Aussie tour dates

Denver’s rising indie-rock stars, Mainland Break, are hitting the road for their debut Australian tour, bringing their melancholic jangle pop across the country in February 2024.

Ahead of their Antipodean jaunt, they’ve dropped a brand new single, “Promises,” a bittersweet anthem that captures the fallout of a relationship with a glimmer of hope.

Influenced by the likes of Floodlights, Vacations, RVG, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Mainland Break’s sound straddles the line between sun-kissed jangle and post-punk grit.

“Promises” exemplifies this perfectly, with a Joy Division-esque bass line pulsing beneath shimmering guitar leads and Evan Oliver’s soaring vocals. The track builds to a cathartic crescendo, mirroring the emotional journey of navigating a breakup.

“Promises” isn’t just a new song; it’s a testament to Mainland Break’s dedication to their craft. Recorded by industry veterans like Mark Anderson (John Oates, Nathaniel Rateliff) and mixed by Joey Oaxaca (White Reaper, Starchild), the track oozes quality. Initially intended for their debut LP, “One Way Ticket To Midnight,” the band knew “Promises” deserved its own moment to shine.

This Australian tour isn’t just about showcasing “Promises”; it’s a pilgrimage for Mainland Break. Longtime fans of the Aussie indie scene, they’re eager to immerse themselves in the communities that inspired their music.

Playing alongside artists they admire, soaking up the sun and surf, and experiencing the unique Australian culture are all driving forces behind this Antipodean adventure.

So, if you’re a fan of jangly guitars, introspective lyrics, and bands with infectious enthusiasm, make sure you catch Mainland Break on their Australian tour.

They’re not just bringing their music; they’re bringing a genuine love for the scene and a desire to connect with fans on a new continent.


Thursday, 8th of February – The Barwon Club- Geelong, VIC w/ Paraguay, Winksy
Friday, 9th of February – The Gasometer Hotel – Melbourne, VIC w/ Hot Glue, Jacqui Lumsden
Saturday, 10th of February – Tanswell’s Hotel – Melbourne, VIC w/ Hot Glue
Sunday 11th of February – The Servo – Port Kembla, NSW w/ Scared Of Sharks, Misso
Thursday, 15th of February – OAF Gallery – Sydney, NSW w/ Civic Video, Camino Gold, The Causeway
Friday, 16th of February – Lass O’Gowrie – Newcastle, NSW w/ Camino Gold, Lucky Day
Saturday, 17th of February – tba, Port Macquarie NSW supporting Sesame Girl w/ Archie
Sunday, 18th of February – The Bearded Lady – Brisbane , QLD w/ Terra Pines, Sectionals