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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.

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Thursday 23rd April

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

Friday 24th April

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

Saturday 25th April

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Oakbank Racecourse, Oakbank

Sunday 26th April

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Hay Park, Bunbury

Saturday 2nd May

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Prince Of Wales Showground, North Bendigo

Sunday 3rd May

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

University of Canberra, Bruce

Wednesday 6th May

San Cisco + I Know Leopard

Charles Sturt University, North Wagga

Thursday 7th May

San Cisco + I Know Leopard

Charles Sturt University, Bathurst

Saturday 9th May

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Maitland Showgrounds, South Maitland

Sunday 10th May

Groovin' The Moo feat.
A$AP Ferg + Ball Park Music + Broods + Carmada + Charli XCX + The Delta Riggs + DMA's + Flight Facilities + Hermitude + Hilltop Hoods + Hot Dub Time Machine + Meg Mac + Northlane + One Day + Peace + Peaches + The Preatures + RL Grime + San Cisco + Saskwatch + Sticky Fingers + Tkay Maidza + Wolfmother + You Me At Six + more + Groovin The Moo

Townsville Cricket Grounds, Annandale

Thursday 14th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Solbar, Maroochydore

Friday 15th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Saturday 16th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

The Triffid, Newstead

Sunday 17th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

The Triffid, Newstead

Wednesday 20th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Club 54, Launceston

Thursday 21st May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Hellenic Hall, North Hobart

Friday 22nd May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

170 Russell, Melbourne

Saturday 23rd May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

The Hi-Fi, Melbourne

Friday 29th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Uni Bar, Wollongong

Saturday 30th May

San Cisco + Crooked Colours + Methyl Ethel

Enmore Theatre, Newtown

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