About

“Cracks the whip from the get-go” Bel Ryan, Beat Magazine.

Prolific Melbourne five-piece Riflebirds have had a mammoth 12 months, bringing their energy-charged rock, indie and psychedelic sounds to a slew of festivals, bars and pubs across the land.

From Brunswick to Ballarat to Byron Bay, the band have played at some of the best-known live music venues and festivals in Australia. Recent festival appearances include NightJar, Leaps & Bounds, Darebin Music Feast, Spring Fling and Ballarat Beer Festival – and you’ll often see them on the bill at Melbourne’s legendary live venues such as The Labour In Vain, The Retreat or The Rainbow.

They’ve toured up and down the east coast and beyond, sharing stages with the likes of Ron Peno (Died Pretty), Dallas Crane, Dan Brodie, Ben Salter and Freya Josephine Hollick.

Riflebirds have released two albums: ‘World Feels Wide’ (2016) and ‘Detours & Collisions’ (2015). Those records were followed up with a new single in 2017, ‘Plastic Rock’n’Roller’, which had You Am I’s Davey Lane along for the ride, supporting at the launch. Their debut single ‘Easily’ was released in 2014.

Search on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music or Bandcamp to hear the tunes.

Check out the video for the single ‘Worlds Feels Wide’, with its brilliant animation by Kiszkiloszki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0ZQfpqZrFY

Riflebirds is Rowan Roebig (vocals/guitar), John Kenyon (guitar/vocals), Rod Collins (bass/vocals), Bon Krunic (drums) and Damien Toussaint (keyboards).

“Melbourne five-piece indie-rock band Riflebirds have broken from the cage of the pub scene and taken flight across the festival circuit. They’re on the up and up.” Ballarat Beer Festival.

“Riflebirds produced a set that was one for the ages. A grand display” Ridge Town Music Festival.

“Riflebirds have made a name for themselves at some of Melbourne’s most popular venues. Be sure to check it out.” Chris Bright, Beat Magazine

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