Australian, psych-rock luminaries Stonefield, have hit the ground running with a busy, and very exciting 2019. As they wrap up their first tour of the year, supporting King Tuff on his North American dates, the band has announced they will be entering the studio with King Gizzard’s Stu Mackenzie and Joey Walker for the follow-up LP to last year’s Far From Earth (Flightless), as well as a UK/EU Tour in May and June. The tour includes several festival stops including Desertfest, The Great Escape, Maifeld Derby and Tomavistas.
Their third studio LP, Far From Earth, was released earlier this year on King Gizzard’s Flightless Records via Inertia Music. The release has kept them in demand and on the road, with 2018 tours that included a headlining run in their native Australia, a sold-out leg with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, a Los Angeles residency at the Bootleg Theater, and a headlining tour of Europe and the UK.
Far From Earth, produced by Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean and featuring Rob Campanella from Brian Jonestown Massacre and Gregg Forman from Cat Power, is the latest addition to an extensive catalog that the four Findlay sisters have been officially releasing since 2010, but a catalog they have been building since the days when they were only as tall as the strange stone formations that surround their hometown in Australia’s rural south-east. For over a decade, the band have seemingly existed within their own stellar nebula; unaffected by fleeting modern musical trends, their sound is a homage to the prog, metal and psych powerhouses of the 70s whilst remaining completely their own.
“These four sisters ooze talent and grit, an undeniable powerhouse destined for great things.” Indie Shuffle
“Seamlessly combines psych, prog, indie rock, and heavy metal…if you’re into the tripped-out, lava lamp-conducive stuff from that era, you’re probably gonna like this too.” Brooklyn Vegan
“An inspiring dose of classic rock that hits harder than a shot of whiskey.” The Music, 4 stars
“Surely they can’t play as well as they do? Surely they can’t embody the spirit and heart of the ‘70s so freaking well when that time and place is so far from what they should know? Surely someone has built them from snow and is operating them from label headquarters like droid rock maestros? But it’s all true.” Beat Magazine
“Fuzzed out instruments, synthesized organs and hard hitting rhythm with soaring pop style vocals. The music stands in the territory between hard rock, dance, desert rock, and psychedelic rock” ThePsychRock
“Surely they can’t play as well as they do? Surely they can’t embody the spirit and heart of the ‘70s so freaking well when that time and place is so far from what they should know? Surely someone has built them from snow and is operating them from label headquarters like droid rock maestros? But it’s all true” BeatMag
“Another flag bearer of the Australian psych-rock scene, Stonefield provide a heavier sound than their more famous counterparts Tame Impala. Gig-goers can expect guitars drenched in reverb, hypnotic synth organs and relentlessly driving drums” GetIntoThis
““Far From Earth” is right. On their 3rd full-length album, the four Findlay sisters continue to mine far-out sounds from their southeast corner of rural Australia, a fertile desert of neo-psychedelic pop that sits below Stonefield’s heavy, organ-swirling prog and monster riffs. But their vision on the edge of the world finds its way into the kinds of dewy Laurel Canyon grooves that dust up ’70s record shelves, with one hand digging the earth for familiar sounds and the other waving to the cosmos” TheAdvocate
“This one is definitely a hypnotic trip” AU Review
Neighbourhood long hairs zapping out wunder-fuzz.