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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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Friday 17th July

San Cisco

Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Saturday 18th July

San Cisco + Grrl Pal

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury

Friday 24th July

Splendour In The Grass feat.
Blur + Florence & The Machine + Mark Ronson + Of Monsters & Men + The Wombats + Tame Impala + Peking Duk + Ryan Adams + Flight Facilities + Royal Blood + Death Cab For Cutie + Earl Sweatshirt + Boy & Bear + Porter Robinson + The Dandy Warhols + Xavier Rudd & The United Nations + Azealia Banks + The Rubens + Jamie T + Pond + Spiritualized + Alison Wonderland + Thundamentals + Best Coast + Everything Everything + San Cisco + MS MR + Jarryd James + Purity Ring + Allday + Carmada + The Grates + The Smith Street Band + Tkay Maidza + Johnny Marr + Last Dinosaurs + Megan Washington + The Vaccines + #1 Dads + The Church + Kitty + Daisy & Lewis + King Khan & BBQ Show + Alpine + Catfish & the Bottlemen + Paul Mac + Dustin Tebbutt + Mo (artist) + Years & Years + Jenny Lewis + CW Stoneking + Seekae + George Maple + Elliphant + Client Liaison + Palma Violets + Safia + Hayden James + Dune Rats + Wolf Alice + Meg Mac + Cosmo's Midnight + Marmozets + Oh Mercy + Mansionair + The Districts + Shlohmo + Elizabeth Rose + The Delta Riggs + Circa Waves + Nancy Whang + Eves The Behavior + Urban Cone + Art Of Sleeping + Japanese Wallpaper + Bad//Dreems + Ecca Vandal + Holy Holy + UV B

North Byron Parklands, Wooyung

Friday 2nd October

Caloundra Music Festival feat.
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations + Angus & Julia Stone + Ben Lee + Hoodoo Gurus + Ash Grunwald + San Cisco + Baby Animals + Thundamentals + Blue King Brown + Kate Ceberano + Joe Camilleri + Brian Cadd + Ross Wilson + Wilbur Wilde + The Badloves + JJ Grey & Mofro + Dynamic Hepnotics + Frank Yamma + Katchafire + Larry Braggs Soul Club + Josh Pyke + The Beards + Melbourne Ska Orchestra + Pseudo Echo + Meg Mac + Diesel n' Dub + Abbe May + Watussi + Mojo Juju + Sahara Beck + more + Caloundra Music Festival

Kings Beach, Kings Beach

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

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