The Small Press are a pop-punk band who have been relentlessly gigging through Sydney and surrounding areas since their formation in May 2017, honing their bombastic and dynamic live performance through many hours spent rocking out at any stage that will have them.
Having recorded with Sydney punk royalty Daniel Antix (Nerdlinger) at Def Wolf Studios, their debut single 'Console Kids' was released in March 2018 and has been described by Declan Byrne, host of Triple J's Home and Hosed as a ‘…solid garage jam’. After playing numerous shows in Sydney to support the release of 'Console Kids', they released their second single ‘Not Afraid to Love You’ in May 2018, which was added to rotation on community radio stations across the country, as well as being played by Triple J on Josh Merriel's short.fast.loud and Alex Dyson's Lunch program. The song was described by JJJ Unearthed’s Dave Ruby Howe as having the sound of a ‘pop-punkier Alex Lahey’.
Some highlights from 2018 include supporting Newcastle alternative rock legends dave, and being hand-picked to play at Rare Finds’ last ever showcase with Gold Member, High Tropics, and Nelipot. In August 2018, The Small Press beat hundreds of other entrants and were awarded first place at the inaugural Frank Strong’s Battle of the Bands competition, judged by Johnny Took and Matt Mason from the DMA’s, Hayley Mary from The Jezabels and Monte Tremonte from the Delta Riggs.
In October, they were lucky enough to support Thelma Plum at her performance at the Verge Arts Festival.
Their most recent single 'Remona’, is a feel-good pop-punk singalong, guaranteed to get the heart pumping. To celebrate the release of their single, The Small Press played a packed launch show with special guests Boysnlove and Just Breathe at Waywards in Newtown on Saturday the 20th of October.
2019 is shaping up to be another big year for The Small Press, with their first EP, 'Is This What You Want?' due for release in mid-2019.
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