“This album is a cracker from start to finish. A magnificent record.” Neil Rogers, Triple R.
High-energy rock’n’roll! ‘Ain’t Ever Going Home’ – the new album from Melbourne five-piece Riflebirds – sees the band move into new territory, stepping up the tempo and taking the spirited riffarama of their live shows and capturing it on studio record.
This is the third album in as many years for these prolific Riflebirds. It was recorded by Finn Keane (Wilco, Twerps) at Head Gap studios in Melbourne. Its release follows a busy schedule of bringing their live show to a slew of festivals, bars and pubs across the land.
Singles ‘One Ten’, ‘Cool Baby Now’ along with ‘Bat Shit Crazy’ have been featured on RRR and PBS radio in Melbourne and given high praise by the likes of Neil Rogers (The Australian Mood – RRR) and David Heard (Acid Country – PBS). They recently played Studio 5 Live on PBS radio – a 30min set live air.
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’ first two albums are ‘World Feels Wide’ (2016) and ‘Detours & Collisions’ (2015). Those records were followed up with a 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).
“Cracks the whip from the get-go” Bel Ryan, Beat Magazine.
“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 have made a name for themselves at some of Melbourne’s most popular venues. Be sure to check it out.” Chris Bright, Beat Magazine