Coterie – the fastest growing act in Aus and NZ right now!
It’s possible many of you may not have heard of Coterie 12 months ago, or are even now wondering who are Coterie? But if the numbers are anything to go by, it looks like this could be the fastest growing act on either side of the Tasman right now and you need to get on that train!
So here’s a little story about Coterie, the band of 4 brothers from Perth who had a dream year in 2022, going from zero to 110 in 12 months and show no signs of slowing down!
December 2021, An independent band who had built quite the buzz amongst their hometown scene on the West Coast (but never toured outside WA) released a little song called ‘Cool it down’, a fun surf-skank anthem that was a love letter to their 2 homes, Perth’s West Coast beaches and Aotearoa (New Zealand), the home of their Maori heritage and birthplace of eldest brother Tyler.
The song built some ground level traction on both sides of the Tasman and made its way onto radio, rapidly climbing to the #1 radio spot in NZ which in turn saw the song become the #1 most Shazammed song in the country for over 3 months!
A clever social media campaign would ensue targeting NZ music icons Six60 and their fans and before they knew it, Coterie had the eyeballs of everyone in New Zealand and a #1 platinum selling single with over 5 million streams and 1.2 million YouTube views.
By April 22’ Coterie were touring Australia playing to crowds of up to 10,000 people a night supporting Six60 and by June were again on the road, this time headlining their own Australian tour, selling out 5 of the 7 dates, concluding with a sell out show at Perths iconic Astor theatre (1100 cap).
Come August the band had inked a deal with Six60’s newly formed Massive Records (Sony Music NZ), the powerhouse’s fans demanding Coterie join them on their NZ stadium tour (6 stadium dates across NZ) not to mention the group were beginning to arouse the interest of festival promoters in both territories with 2022 performances at By the C, Summersalt, Caloundra, Promiseland, Mount Tunes, Oakura Groove, Woodford, NYE on the hill and more.
September the band win Songwriters of the year at the 2022 Waiata Maori Music Awards and in October are awarded live act of the year at the West Australian Music Awards.
In November Coterie are top 3 nominees for awards at both the NZ Music Awards (Breakthrough artist of the year) and MTV’s EMA’s (Best NZ act).
December, Coterie release their debut self-titled album debuting at #1 on the New Zealand album charts and #4 on the ARIA Australian album charts, no small feat for a local act during the years peak Christmas sale period with Spotify listing Coterie’s ‘Cool it down’ as the 4th highest streamed song in NZ in 2022.
With 2023 upon us, Coterie show no signs of slowing down, stats showing a very even split across their Aus and NZ audiences. Their Spotify boasts 586,000 monthly listeners with more than 100,000 streams a day across their catalogue, the groups social media pages with upwards of 45,000 followers on each platform draw a massive 17.1% engagement rate (more than 4 times the Australian artist average) and their touring schedule saw a sold out headline tour of NZ in March, A regional Australian tour supporting Indi rock stalwarts Lime Cordiale in April , An Australian headline tour in June as well as whispers of upcoming UK, EU and US tours in the latter half of 2023 plus one off shows alongside industry heavy weights like Lime Cordiale, Six60, Drax Project, Illy and Missy Higgins and festival performances at festivals on both sides of the Tasman including One Love, Good Love, Snow Machine, Soundshell, Marlborough Wine Fest and Outfield festival.