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San Cisco
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Just about every track on San Cisco could be a single and, with the way things have gone over the past year, there’s every chance they will be.

Nov 8th 2012 | Label: Abstract Dragon/Cooperative
The San Cisco story began in a pretty familiar way. Fremantle kids, 18 years old, form band in garage, write songs, put out EPs, see what happens. This is where things go a bit nuts. One of the tracks from one of these EPs was called Awkward – a cute-as-a-button call-and-response tune which went absolutely bananas with the nation's youth vote and eventually landed in the top ten of triple j's Hottest 100 countdown. From there it was all sold-out shows, international record deals and phone commercials. Now, we witness their next step – a self-titled debut album. After all the dust has cleared and you've finally managed to get Awkward out of your head, one question remains: is San Cisco any good?

Short answer: yes. San Cisco is, at its core, an old fashioned pop record for a modern age. Never outstaying its welcome, it borrows bits and pieces from the best British and American guitar pop of the last decade and fashions them into an intoxicating whole. There's a little Vampire Weekend, a dash of Foster The People with just a tad of Metronomy in there as well. The difference between San Cisco and other groups of their ilk is the way their magpie tendencies come without a hint of pretension, leading more to a kaleidoscopic homage than a flat-out rip-off. Opener Beach and latest hit Wild Things both owe instrumental debts to Gorillaz, but Scarlett Stevens' distinctively deadpan vocals make them very worthy additions. In fact, just about every track on San Cisco could be a single and, with the way things have gone over the past year, there's every chance they will be.



Monday 12th October

The Seed Fund Inaugural Fundraiser feat.
John Butler + Paul Kelly + Missy Higgins + San Cisco + Emma Louise + Zan Rowe

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Sunday 18th October

Memory Lane Festival 2015 feat.
San Cisco + Stonefield + Patrick James + Zefereli + Bear In A Man Suit + Plebeian Groove + Withernecks

Port Central, Port Macquarie

Thursday 29th October

San Cisco

Art Gallery Of Western Australia, Perth

Tuesday 29th December

Beyond The Valley feat.
Boys Noize + Crooked Colours + Dom Dolla + Doorly + Finnebassen + Flight Facilities + George Maple + Ivan Ooze + Jakubi + Jamie xx + Joy. + The Jungle Giants + The Kite String Tangle + Last Dinosaurs + Lovebirds + Miami Horror + Northeast Party House + Odd Mob + Oscar Key Sung + Pusha T + Remi + RL Grime + The Rubens + San Cisco + Set Mo + Snakehips + Spacey Space + Ta-ku + Tkay Maidza + Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs + Touch Sensitive + UV Boi + Yung Lean + more + Beyond The Valley

Lardner Park, Lardner

Friday 1st January

Field Day 2016 feat.
Disclosure + Flight Facilities + The Wombats + Pusha T + Golden Features + Halsey + Skepta + Seth Troxler + Django Django + Ta-ku + Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs + San Cisco + Allday + Safia + Young Fathers + RL Grime + Boys Noize + Zeds Dead + Daniel Avery + Com Truise + The Avener + Snakehips + Tuka + Luke Million + Sam Feldt + Joy. + Ngaiire + Motorik + Field Day

The Domain, Sydney

Friday 8th January

Southbound 2016 feat.
Alpine + Birds Of Tokyo + Bloc Party + Borns + Courtney Barnett + Disclosure + Django Django + Foals + Gang Of Youths + Gary Clark Jr + Halsey + Hiatus Kaiyote + Hilltop Hoods + Jarryd James + King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard + Kurt Vile & The Violators + Little May + The Maccabees + Mac DeMarco + Meg Mac + Oh Wonder + Paul Kelly & Merri Soul Sessions + Rufus + San Cisco + Seth Sentry + SOAK + Ta-ku + Toro Y Moi + "Weird Al" Yankovic + The Wombats + Young Fathers + Art Vs Science + The Dancing Accountant + Death Disco DJs + Elliphant + Koi Child + more + Southbound Festival

Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton

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