The Moving Stills are a four-piece alternative-pop/rock band reigning from New South Wales’ Central Coast, wading through surf flavours and 80s New York garage sounds with pop melodies that soothe and stick. Tommy – musically driven, Brad – quiet but energetic, Nick – insightful but chirpy, and Mike – simply there for a good time, mesh their individualities together creating a perfect blend and a ‘Still for every occasion’.
The Stills started off the year by introducing their debut single ‘Nineteen’ to the music scene. An anthem to the inevitability of age and adulting, the familiar grunge and acoustic sticky surf-rock sound of Tommy’s vocals set the pace of a nostalgic chorus line that can set back to the earliest of school leavers. The single managed airplay on triple j’s Home and Hosed and featured on curated Spotify playlists matching the singles success with over 82,000 streams.
“The Moving Stills are a young band with, quite probably, a very big future” – Ben Folds, Double J, ‘My Pick of Australian Bands to Watch’
Their most recent single ‘Photo Upload’ had similar successes on multiple Spotify curations including ‘Indie Arrivals’ and ‘Local Noise’ and along with Nineteen has also received airplay on stations such as triple j, 4ZZZ and FBi Radio. The band’s newest track ‘Almost There’ was released in early November 2018. Bringing forward an alternative style of surf-rock, The Stills are able to incorporate their sentiment of happy-go-lucky vocals along with an oomph of hard-hitting instrumentation.
2018 has been a big year for The Stills, running a muck along the East Coast of Australia, supporting renown Australian acts such as The Delta Riggs, Bootleg Rascal and Ocean Alley. The band were also showcased at BIGSOUND 2018 as well as earning a spot in festival lineups such as Woodford Folk Festival, Sounds of the Suburbs, The Big Pineapple, Bello Winter Music Festival and Mountain Sounds Festival. The Stills were able to perform in Sureshaker’s annual Shake n Bake, 2019 is set to be a bigger year for The Moving Stills, beginning work on their upcoming EP which is set to be released during the later months of the year.