THE DREGGS are Indie-Folk duo, Paddy Macrae and Zane Harris. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast with the ocean by their feet, they formed in 2017 and since have achieved remarkable success with over 2.7millon streams across 6 singles and sold out national 400+ cap room Australian tour runs.
Today they release their new single, ‘Call Me Home’ which perfectly blends folk and indie pop melodies with unforgettable harmonies. Speaking about their new single THE DREGGS observe, “As a musician, it’s really easy to fall into the trap of making something that should be fun and simple, so complex. ‘Call Me Home’ is simply put a happy and energetic track that should be enjoyed lightly. Whether you’re road-tripping down the coastline, thinking about your lover, or just wanting to dance around the house, we feel ‘Call Me Home’ is the perfect theme.”
THE DREGGS encompass a whole range of emotion with their music. Their music is heavily influenced by the ocean, which is a noticeable theme throughout their tracks. With two acoustic guitars, a foot-stomp, and a driving beat, THE DREGGS find themselves writing tracks with a whole range of dynamics. Alongside this, the boys are strong advocates for Mental Health Awareness, touching on elements of mental health in their songs. Growth is a common theme throughout their music, expressing how important it is to grow and change in positive ways.
THE DREGGS are extremely comfortable performing live, whether performing in smaller venues up and down the East Coast of Australia, or at a headlining spot at the Agnes Blues & Roots Festival. It’s been an exciting 12 months for the guys as they have managed to sell out majority of their shows in QLD, NSW, VIC, and even WA, with a rapidly increasing cult following. They also landed themselves a slot on Triple J’s Big Pineapple Festival.
2020 was meant to be an even bigger year, starting out with their ‘Postcards’ National Tour after the release of their single Postcards (2020). Out of a fifteen-show tour the boys managed to sell out thirteen 300-500 capacity shows, however, due to the Covid-19 virus, their sold-out WA shows at the end of the tour were cancelled. Although the music industry came to a halt during this pandemic, THE DREGGS are still working harder than ever, landing themselves an opportunity to feature on several of Ziggy Alberts’ tracks, most notably Together (2020), as well as supporting Kim Churchill on his now-postponed ‘Bright Nights’ Australian Tour at the end of 2020.
THE DREGGS plan on releasing a number of singles throughout this year, including a release for their ‘Keepsake’ National Tour nearing the end of the year.
THE DREGGS ‘Call Me Home’ is out now through Ditto Music.