Photo Credit: Annie Harvey
Indie-pop band, STAPLETON, come rushing back onto the music scene with new single ‘Colour In Your Cheeks’; said to be the band’s “most ambitious release yet”.
The five piece band hail from Perth, consisting of members Jon Stapleton (Vocals/Keys/Guitar), Sofia Zaninovich (Vocals/Keys), Gus McKenzie (Guitar), David Chidgzey (Bass) and Sam Newman (Drums). The band was formed in early 2020 and despite it being just over a year of releasing music, STAPLETON has made a name for themselves in Perth, playing many a sold out show at popular venues such as The Bird, The Rosemount Hotel and Mojos.
Leading up to the release of their latest single, STAPLETON had received a lot of love on previous releases, such as their preceding track called ‘Wishful Thinking’. Around the Sound describes it as having a “chorus like a shot of palpable adrenaline.” Declan Byrne of Triple J also jumped on the love train, rating the track at 4 stars and commenting, “[this is] catchy indie folk from STAPLETON that really gets your feet tapping and those dual vocals work so nicely. The big sunset guitars to end were unexpected but they gave it a big ride into the sunset type feel.” Byrne was such a fan that it resulted in the band being played on Triple J during the Home and Hosed show earlier this year!
Amply showing that they are a force to be reckoned with, STAPLETON are aiming for the stars and released new single ‘Colour In Your Cheeks’ - a track built upon “big guitars, big synths and a full dose of ‘No, don’t do that’ energy.” This is only a precursor for material that they are sure to follow up with as their colorful music takes the Perth indie pop scene by storm.
Be sure to check out STAPLETON'S new single and music video below. If you like what you see and are keen to see more of the eclectic band, make sure to check them out at their single launch event at the Milk Bar (supported by Residents Club, Kyle Charles Hall and King Blue) - grab your tickets here!