Indie / Pop / Rock
Fuelled by communal party-pie-eating sessions, Reel Tapes have spent the last couple of years capitalising on their growing popularity to continue to hone their unique sound and propel themselves further into Melbourne’s music community. The band grew out of high school friendships, and since then they’ve built up their performance experience with gigs at venues such as the Tote, Cherry Bar and the Worker’s Club, as well as an appearance at the Sydney Road festival, using the proceeds from their shows to fund their self-titled 2016 debut EP. The music video for their feature track Fat Stacks garnered a great deal of attention and praise in the local community upon its release in early 2017.
The band’s lineup consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Conor Clements, lead guitarist Liam Annable, Ainsley Turner on Keys, bassist Liam Martin and drummer/shaker player Rory Annable. The band’s indie-come-alternative rock sound has gained inspiration from modern acts like Wavves and Jack White to classic rockers such as The Doors and Rory Gallagher, and they have an array of other blues and psychedelic rock influences noticeable in their music. With two singles set for release in late 2017-early 2018, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming gigs from this band – they’re sure to put on a show.
“I’m a big fan, Reel Tapes. Yes! I know we are in the cold dark depths of January at the moment, but I can see this band being a CD on in the car, windows down, glorious weather outside kind of a band. Yeah, a barbecue band. YES! I like that a lot!" -Christian Carlisle, BBC Radio Sheffield
Conor Clements, Liam Annable, Ainsley Turner, Liam Martin, Rory Annable
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