THE DREGGS are Paddy Macrae and Zane Harris, an indie-folk songwriting duo from The Sunshine Coast. Since forming in 2017 they have amassed over 3millon streams, garnered critical praise from Tone Deaf, NME Australia, Pilerats with spot play on triple j. They also recently played at Bigsound 2020.
Today they release their dreamy new single, ‘Keepsake’ which showcases their elegant songwriting and harmonies. ‘Keepsake’ is a follow up to fan favourite ‘Call Me Home’.
Speaking about their new single THE DREGGS tell us, “Keepsake is a track touching on the beauty of vulnerability and the importance of allowing people into our lives, regardless of whether they bring us pain or joy. The act of wearing someone’s heart “like a keepsake” is playing on the idea of wearing a sentimental object, such as a pocket watch or a pendant from a loved one.”
THE DREGGS encompass a whole range of emotion with their music. They 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.
Although the music industry came to a halt during the Covid-19 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 ‘Bright Nights’ Australian Tour 2020, playing Bigsound2020 and in celebration of Keepsake, The Keepsake Tour starts in early November.
THE DREGGS ‘Keepsake’ is out now through Ditto Music.