Following the sold-out hometown launch for their debut single “Be About You”, Sydney’s Winston Surfshirt are thrilled to announce they’ll be hitting the road this June on their first national headline tour.
To coincide with the news, the five-piece share a live rendition of J Dilla’s soulful original “So Far To Go” ft. Common & D’Angelo – filmed from band member Bustlip’s living room. The jazzy trombone shines throughout the clip, while Winston nails the vocals and synths enter from all angles.
It’s been an exciting year for the band lead by singer/rapper/
Although they’ve had but one official release, Winston Surfshirt have been vital members of Sydney’s underground, headlining warehouse parties and appearing at festivals across Sydney’s inner suburbs for some time. Last year, they teamed up with electronic duo Polographia to provide silky vocals for their single “Sly” and later supported RUFUS on their regional Australian tour. With a loyal fan base already established, it’s no surprise the band’s Newtown Social Club launch sold out in under two weeks, months in advance.
Fans aren’t the only ones paying attention, Aussie rock royalty Midnight Oil have invited Winston Surfshirt to support them on the inaugural show of their worldwide reunion tour. The show will take place at legendary venue, Selina’s at Coogee Bay Hotel, Thursday April 13th.
Alongside a debut slot at Byron Bay’s Splendour in the Grass Festival, the Midnight Oil support and their very own headline tour, 2017 is looking to be all about Winston Surfshirt. Don’t miss your chance to see them tear up stages in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney from June 2.