About

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

From Brunswick to Ballarat to Byron Bay, the band have played at some of the best-known live music venues across Australia and shared stages with the likes of Ron Peno (Died Pretty), Dallas Crane, Dan Brodie, Ben Salter and Freya Josephine Hollick.

Recent festival appearances include 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.

Riflebirds have released two albums: ‘World Feels Wide’ (2016) and ‘Detours & Collisions’ (2015). Those records were followed up with a new single earlier this year, ‘Plastic Rock’n’Roller’, which had You Am I’s Davey Lane along for the ride, supporting at the launch. The debut single ‘Easily’ was released in 2014. Search on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music or Bandcamp to hear the tunes.

The video for the single ‘Worlds Feels Wide’, with its brilliant animation by Kiszkiloszki, has notched up a few thousand views on YouTube. Watch it here: 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, adding Ballarat Beer Festival to their path! These guys have released two full-length albums in the last two years, and they’re on the up and up, having toured Australia’s east coast and played at some of Melbourne’s best-known live music venues.” 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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