SKEGSS – Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), Toby Cregan (bass) and Jonny Lani (drums) – have charmed listeners with their warm garage-punk sound, selling out shows all across the country. Their Friday June 22 show at Rosemount Hotel, won’t be any different. The band have just wrapped a sold out ‘No Future’ regional tour which saw them sell out rooms across the country. This regional tour followed their similarly sold out EP tour which came off the back of another sold-out regional tour. SKEGSS have their eyes firmly set on international domination, having toured Europe and the UK for the very first time last May, including the London Calling Festival in Amsterdam, and a UK tour planned for this coming May.
‘Spring Has Sprung’ , the lead single from their Holiday Food EP, spent the summer in high rotation on triple j, and ranked in their Top 10 of 2017’s Most Played Songs for over 8 weeks. This isn’t their first time triple j success with Skegss taking home the 2015 Triple J Unearthed Splendour in the Grass comp. The follow up single from the Holiday Food EP, ‘Got On My Skateboard’ had a successful video with YouTube’s Aaron ‘Gocsy’ Gocs in a clip that reflected a nostalgic vision of youth, 90s fashion and bowl cuts, the song also places number 39 in this years Hottest 100.
SKEGSS have made a name for themselves with energetic live performances, garnering praise from The Music for their “infectious” on-stage chemistry and Moshcam who asserted they “seem to have some sort of hypnotic effect over their fans.” Skegss have played at festivals across the country and overseas including a headline slot at Sounds of the Suburbs, Splendour in the Grass and the upcoming Groovin’ The Moo circuit to name a few.
With an album set to be released this year through Ratbag Records, a UK tour which includes appearances at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot festivals, a single tour in June and multiple festival appearances – Skegss are one of the most energetic and exciting bands in Australia.