In just a couple of whirlwind years, South Summit has emerged as one of the most exciting bands to watch Down Under.
South Summit with their unique blend of indie and rock, peppered with a diverse range of influences, has turned them into a dynamic five-piece powerhouse. With three killer EPs in their repertoire—starting with 2021’s “Merlin’s,” followed by “Creatures” and “Tales Of The Yeti” in 2023—South Summit is proving their mettle as consistent songsmiths and musicians, all while hungry for the next creative frontier.
But hold onto your good selves because South Summit decided to switch things up for their fans and community with a little something extra: a documentary peek behind the scenes, aptly titled “Climbing The Summit.”
This snapshot of their lives on the road with Beddy Rays, caught between Sydney and Melbourne, is a real treat. Directed by Elliott Brown and produced by Vincent Trease, it’s an intimate look at South Summit right at a turning point in their musical journey, inviting fans into the center of the action.
Producer Vincent Trease shared his experience, “Working with the band was an absolute pleasure. It’s been a creative whirlwind, and we got to witness South Summit at a crucial moment in their musical journey. In a time of division, the unity message in this documentary is a testament to reconciliation.”
Director Elliott Brown chimed in, “I aimed to capture their beginnings, a moment I hope people will look back on in the future. I firmly believe that South Summit will one day stand among the greatest Australian artists.”
For South Summit, putting the finishing touches on “Climbing The Summit” feels like the perfect way to wrap up this transformative chapter of their lives, both individually and as a tight-knit group of friends on this wild ride together. With an Australia and New Zealand tour in support of “Tales Of The Yeti” still on the horizon, the documentary is a nostalgic reminder of the raw energy of their messages and the sheer joy of a live South Summit show.
Nathan Osbourne of South Summit added, “This documentary lets us tell our stories, share our messages, and give a sneak peek into what goes on behind the scenes on this wild journey. We proudly carry our cultures within the band, but our love for music is what brought us here today. Big shoutout to Vince and Elliott for having the vision for the doco and putting in the hard yards to make it happen!”
With over 2 million streams and accolades from the likes of triple j dubbing them “ones to watch” in 2022, South Summit has also been hailed as “indie role models for reconciliation.”
They’ve made their mark in Australian rock music with sold-out shows on the West Coast, and an electrifying entrance onto the East Coast and national festival circuit, rocking stages at renowned events like Falls Festival, BIGSOUND, NYE on the Hill, and Springtime Festival.
Keep an eye on these guys—they’re just getting started. Make sure you catch them when they hit SXSW Sydney.
SOUTH SUMMIT ‘RUNNING FROM THE YETI’ TOUR
Thurs Nov 2nd La La La’s Wollongong, NSW
Fri Nov 3rd The Lansdowne Sydney, NSW
Sat Nov 4th Howler Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Nov 10th The Brightside Brisbane, QLD
Sat Nov 11th The Northern Byron Bay, NSW
Fri Nov 17th Whammy Bar Auckland, NZ
Sat Nov 18th The Loons Christchurch, NZ
Sun Nov 19th Meow Wellington, NZ
Fri Nov 24th The Rosemount Perth, WA
Oct 15th – 22nd SXSW Sydney, NSW