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San Cisco
- San Cisco

this album is impressive enough to make most Australian indie-pop artists over the age of 25 deserve to feel embarrassed.

Nov 21st 2012 | Label: Abstract Dragon/Cooperative
As the dark, synthy electronics wash in to Beach, opening San Cisco's self-titled debut album, you immediately realise these aren't the same infinitely smiling kids you've hummed along to with past hits Golden Revolver and Awkward. Considering the foursome has spent the past year or so touring internationally, playing showcases like CMJ, being signed by Albert Productions and Fat Possum Records/RCA/Columbia Records, setting up their own label, scoring seventh place in the triple j Hottest 100 and various other experiences that have seen them taking their music more seriously than ever, it's not surprising their sound has matured.

Watched over by drummer/vocalist Scarlett Stevens' father Phil (Jarrah Records, John Butler, The Waifs, Little Birdy), San Cisco have surrounded themselves with enough industry stalwarts to warn them of the dangers of being pigeonholed, and to help instil a heap of relevant knowledge and skills. Yet even with industrial cotton wool to protect and nurture their obvious talents, any album met with high expectations is going to have to do a lot to defy the tall poppy whipper-snippers, no matter the status of the act. Good news is this delivers on the hype, and then some.

From the more downbeat and darker tracks like Beach, Mission Failed and recent single/ear-worm Wild Things, to the familiar, upbeat, whistle-worthy standout Cisco-pop of Fred Astaire, No Friends, Lyall and Stella, vox gem Jordi Davieson and his cohort's superbly catchy album is stacked with more diverse treats than a lolly shop. Sure, some of the lyrics might be a little immature, but this album is impressive enough to make most Australian indie-pop artists over the age of 25 deserve to feel embarrassed.

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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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