Following the release of their third single of 2023 ‘I Cannot Read Your Mind’ and announce of fourth studio album ‘Find Me A Cloud’, The Grogans are jumping back on the road for their second tour of UK/EU this October/November.
‘I Cannot Ready Your Mind’ was released on 17 August, following the band’s June single ‘I’m Not Sure’ and May single ‘Nowhere To Be’.
Genre-fluid outfit The Grogans are one of Australia’s hardest working young bands. Forming in 2018 whilst in high school, the Melbourne/Naarm trio haven’t stopped since, releasing 3 EPs ‘Cacteyed’, ‘Twangs n Cans’ and ‘Grogan Grove’, and 3 albums in ‘Just What You Want’, ‘Day To Day’ and most recently ‘Which Way Is Out’. Each release has seen the genre-hopping trio showcase their musical ability, touching on blues, surf and garage rock as well as maneuvers in punk and psych.
The next release ‘Find Me A Cloud’, sees the band exploring a sonic-theme drenched in nostalgia, which can’t quite be put in the same category of their recent older releases.
The Grogans have supported an array of Australian & international acts including Ocean Alley, WAVVES (US), Hockey Dad and The Chats as well as sharing festival line-ups with Franz Ferdinand, Los Bitchos and The Teskey Brothers.
The band have completed a plethora of Australian & New Zealand tours which have included sell out shows at The Croxton in Melbourne, Crowbar in Sydney, The Brightside in Brisbane, Lion Art’s Factory in Adelaide, Badlands in Perth and more as well as appearances at national and international festivals including Your & Owls (NSW), Wanderer Festival (NSW), NYE on the Hill (VIC), Dauwpop Festival (NL), London Calling (NL), Beast Of A Feast (NZ), NinchFest (VIC) among others.
More recently, the band have just wrapped up a Winter tour or regional AUS, selling out shows around the country, playing on Splendour In The Grass and supporting Ruby Fields & Beddy Rays at Miami Marketta in the Gold Coast, upon returning from their first UK/EU tour following the release of their newest single and selling out shows in England, France, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. While in New Zealand for this tour, the band will be supporting Ocean Alley for their show at Spark Arena in Auckland. With the year starting to round out already, the band still have plenty up their sleeve to bring 2023 home.
‘I’m Not Sure’ is a simple track about some common struggles surrounding everyday life that I believe all age groups and all people feel. Uncertainty is okay and in some cases it leads to great things, you just have to step back and let it happen.’ – The Grogans
‘Nowhere to Be’ turns the bitterness from pent up feelings into an upbeat guitar riff filled track, rich with The Grogans rock influences and melodic hooks. ‘Ever had nothing to do but still have endless tasks to achieve. Ever had nowhere to be yet your still late for something? Being cut in front of in a line or snaked out in the surf? You can’t decide to leave or to stay. Nowhere to be is a track of the pure frustration, day to day nothingness and the agitation of being restless mentally and physically.’ - The Grogans
2018 was a great year for The Grogans, they kicked it off by heading out to Ocean Grove, where between surfing and skating, the boys recorded their third EP – ‘Grogan Grove’ with single ‘Lemon To My Lime’ being added to Triple J Unearthed rotation and was aired with Declan Byrne on Triple J.
The EP had a new mixture of sounds that hadn’t recorded in previous releases, adding spacey riff orientated jamslike the ones in ‘Abando’ right through to the mellower tracks like ‘Intentions’.
To cap off 2018, they have also recorded and released two more songs in November – these are called Washed Out and Ride. In support of this release, the trio hit the road for their first national tour stopping for 8 shows in various cities and towns along the south coast, east coast, regional VIC and also two festival slots including Melbourne’s CIVIC SOUNDS. Supporting bands like The Bennies, Regurgitator, Bec Sandridge and IV League.
2019 was the year that The Grogans released their debut album and began touring Australia more regularly, selling out shows around Melbourne – including venues like Howler, Workers Club, Yah Yah’s and Cherry Bar as well as in different Cities.