The Rions Live at The Station
With new single ‘Scary Movies’, the 19-year old band recorded in Byron Bay with producer Chris Collins (Matt Corby, Skegss, Middle Kids) and set out to make a song that conveys the fun side of falling in love. They share, “Too often stories about love are written from the perspective of the hardships that come along with a relationship, or the heartbreaks a lot of people can relate to, but an aspect that isn't touched on enough is how fun falling in love can be and how happy finding your person can make you.” Even with its childlike title, 'Scary Movies’ marks a distinct leap past the growing pains of their formative high-schooling years when we first met them, and into the maturity and depth of their contemporaries. Fronted by vocalist Noah Blockley who sits at the cross-section of Alex Turner, Sam Hale, or Ezra Koenig in his cheeky yet assured confidence that any mum could fast become a fan of, the band takes a collective step towards the band, and men, they want to be. First forming back in high school where they took to talent shows encouraged by their music teacher Mr. Stone (father to Northern Beaches musical royalty Angus & Julia), Noah Blockley, Harley Wilson, Asher McLean, and Tom Partington went on to upload their single ‘Night Light’ to triple j Unearthed. It was from there that the band went on to take out the winning prize for Unearthed High in 2019 which catapulted them to national recognition. The win built on the momentum of debut singles 'Sadie', 'Halfway Out' and ‘Head Still Hurts’, followed by ‘Disassociation’ and ‘Anakin’, each stronger than the next. Since then, The Rions have racked up some 10 million streams worldwide, gone back-to-back in consecutive Hottest 100 countdowns and drawn praise from the likes of even the most unlikely of fans in Avatar’s Sam Worthington. The band impressively sold out their 9-stop debut 2022 headline tour months in advance, played festivals such as Grapevine Gathering, Party In The Paddock and Festival of the Sun, and toured the country in support of Lime Cordiale, Pacific Avenue, Boy & Bear, The Terrys, and more.
Sat, 26 Aug 2023
The Snowy River Way, Jindabyne 2627