RAAVE TAPES has already kicked off 2019 strong with new single stabs, receiving spot rotation on triple j, ‘Wild One’ video feature on RAGE, playlist additions on Spotify and Apple Music, and buzzing reviews across the board. With no signs of slowing down, the band will release a new single this May, tour the nation with Psychedelic Porn Crumpets in June, before they unveil their second EP in August.
stabs follows on from 2018 single SUDS, which addressed the belief that intoxication isn’t an acceptable excuse for poor behaviour. This is the ethos RAAVE TAPES convey in their live show, where having fun is paramount – as long as it’s not at the expense of another individual.
2017 singles 2 U XOXO and k bye, enjoyed strong backing from radio institutions such as triple j, 4ZZZ, Radio Adelaide and RTRFM, with both songs gaining a healthy rotation after their release. This national exposure has been amplified by the response to their endearing take on the Saddle Club mythos in the k bye music video, racking up over 200,000+ views. This was quickly affirmed by support from bands around the country, supporting the likes of Northeast Party House, Hockey Dad, and The Gooch Palms.
RAAVE TAPES has also established themselves as ingenious organisers in their own right, taking over popular nightclubs in their hometown and transforming them into one-off festivals highlighting musical talent from around the country. Recently finishing their nine-date national tour with a 17 act, three room venue take over at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle. This headline performance saw 800+ revellers sell out the venue, with help from friends such as Haiku Hands, Press Club, Totty, + more.
Renowned for their blistering and undeniably jubilant live performances, RAAVE TAPES has also thrilled crowds with sets at, Festival of the Sun, Mountain Sounds, Yours & Owls, Groovin’ The Moo, The Hills Are Alive, BIGSOUND and headlined the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl in Brisbane.