San Cisco, have had little time since emerging from Fremantle, Western Australia just a few years ago. Jordi Davieson (lead vocals,guitar), Josh Biondillo (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Nick Gardner (bass) and Scarelett Stevens (drums) were just nearly out of high school when they hit the music scene with their debut EP titled Golden Revolver.
Being compared to acts like Vampire Weekend and Bright Eyes, the young musicians soon found themselves playing established gigs such as Big Day Out, Lunway, and a handful of local shows. In 2011 they were nominated for the "Unearthed K Award," also landing themselves at #7 for Triple J's Hottest 100 Countdown. Soon after, they headed back in the studio to record their follow-up: Awkward an EP which quickly gained momentum with the well-received first single of the same name, "Awkward." The EP continues to set the band apart from other acts, showcasing the groups eclectic mix of indie pop with "dashes of rock and slashes of synth."
Opening acts are often hit or miss, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a larger following in attendance, especially one who seemed to be there for San Cisco. Early on I overheard a few comparisons to the likes of Vampire Weekend (as mentioned earlier). The four piece took the stage around eight o'clock all in good spirits. With powerful vocals and catchy pop riffs, Jordi Biondillo took the reigns as a comfortable and confident frontman.
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