When Elton John calls you his favourite band you’ve got to be doing something right. Building a dedicated fanbase off the back of two dreamy albums, six-piece Sydney collective Winston Surfshirt have done the hard graft establishing themselves as one of Australia’s, and the world’s, finest indie-R&B ensembles.
Captained by the eponymous Winston Surfshirt, the band channels a vintage kind of rock zeitgeist: less about ego and more about the sonic journey and shared experience. Fusing a classic west coast hip hop sound with the snap of psych-pop and sunny, uniquely Australian charm, the band broke through with 2017’s single Be About You, and have since gone on to release multi-platinum singles and command sell out tours across Australia and Europe.
With delicious album releases Sponge Cake (2017) and Apple Crumble (2019), the band conquered the globe leaving a warm glow in their wake. In 2021 fans were tantalised with the release of single All Of The Little Things in collaboration with Ramirez: a tonic for fans amidst strange days. In 2022, the band prepares to unveil album number three. Catch a scrumptious earful of the future at Wanderer.