A band propelled by the raw power of exceptional songwriting, Seattle’s Car Seat Headrest will capitalise on their status as everyone’s new favourite band by playing their biggest Australian shows to date in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The brain-child of a prodigious Virginian native, Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 when 17-year-old Will Toledo started gathering his thoughts and setting up a makeshift recording studio in his family’s car. Touching on a range of subjects not usually accessible to the mind of someone so young, Toledo relocated to Seattle, recruited a band and set to translating these unique visions into kaleidoscopic colour. The effect was immediate and the band began to make waves – listener after listener falling in love with Toledo’s songs of love, loss, death, drunken parties and 2nd Century theologians. Always writing and recording, Toledo self- released tunes regularly but it wasn’t until signing with tastemakers Matador in 2015 that his prolific catalogue was condensed into two records: first Teens of Style and then Teens of Denial.
Their pulsing, guitar led reveries are ecstatic, exciting and completely addictive, and the scale at which Toledo operates on is impressively wide. As a result, Car Seat Headrest have whipped up a frenzy of interest worldwide, taking in talk shows, huge festivals and now famous venues as they hit Australian shores.