Aug 122015

DESTRENDS are ready to hit the road for their first tour as headliners to support the release of their second single SKIN.

The song was taken from their recent double A-side release, and follows their first single MY FRIEND, which earned a 4.5 star (out of 5) review from Richard Kingsmill at Triple J.

“Take the day off, stay at home and listen to this song over and over. It will be time well spent.” – Richard Kingsmill, Triple J 

View the film clip for SKIN here at Tone Deaf:


Brothers Matt (Vocals/Bass) and Nathan Savage (Drums) provide a powerful rhythm section augmented by accomplished guitarist Billy Watts (son of the late Robbie ‘Rocket’ Watts, former guitarist of Aussie-punk legends Cosmic Psychos).

Outfitted in Dr Martens, tight jeans and glitter, the Melbourne based three-piece are quickly building a reputation as a distinctly theatrical live band with a sound influenced by early 80s post- punk. It is a unique blend, reminiscent of the new wave of the late 70s and early 80s with a gentle touch of gothic hysteria.

In the short time since forming, DESTRENDS has shared the stage with Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees/Queens of the Stone Age) at his sold out Melbourne show, toured with Stonefield on their recent national tour and performed at King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s inaugural Dawn of Gizzfest at the Corner Hotel.

MY FRIEND / SKIN was recorded and mixed by Stu MacKenzie (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard), mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Studios and written by Matt Savage, Nathan Savage and Billy Watts.




Catch DESTRENDS here:

Wednesday 19th August – FRANKIE’S PIZZA 50 Hunter Street, SYDNEY – 9PM – (FREE SHOW)

Thursday 20th August – MARLY BAR 145 King Street, NEWTOWN

Saturday 22nd August – DING DONG LOUNGE 18 Market Lane, MELBOURNE – 9PM

Tix: destrends-single-launch.htm

Saturday 29th August – THE EXETER HOTEL 246 Rundle Street, ADELAIDE – 9PM – (FREE SHOW)

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