Needless to say, if TOTTY aren’t your new favourite band after tonight’s show, you clearly weren’t paying attention.” – Tone Deaf
“Surf grunge never sounded so good.” – Declan Byrne, triple j
“Wollongong punks Totty are one such band who’ve carved out an impressive chunk of success for themselves” – Australian Guitar
Finishing up their sold out national tour supporting scene stirrers SKEGGS last Saturday, TOTTY aren’t ones to shy away from the stage today announcing a run ofheadline dates this September.
You can bet TOTTY will be bringing the same rapturous performances they brought on tour this month to their own shows, which will take in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Byron Bay.
Recently the band returned with grungy, relatable new single ‘Lucky’ which has since been added to rotation on triple j and heralded as their “best song yet” by Declan Byrne from triple j.
In contrast to their usual raucous tracks, ‘Lucky’ is a standout. Slower than expected its still replete with grungy guitar and head thumping drums – it’s sure to be a crowd favourite live. Produced by Brett Jansch (Dune Rats) and engineered by Jack Nigro (DMA’s, Skeggs) at The Grove studio, it’s a far cry from the sheds they began in.
Ruminating on the ups and downs of life, front-woman Kelly says of the track “‘Lucky’ is written as a response to anyone who has ever told you that you shouldn’t be proud about your achievements or hard work. A lot of times it’s easy to doubt yourself when people are putting you down, and we hope the song can make people realise “Nah fuck that, I worked hard for this!”
Hailing from Wollongong, the female-fronted surf punk trio revealed their debut EP ‘Cut The Poppies’ in May 2018, featuring breakout single ‘Uncomfortable’ which was swiftly added to rotation on triple j and included on a swag of Spotify curated playlists.
No stranger to the live circuit, TOTTY have delivered energetic sets at a raft of festivals including Yours & Owls, Grow Your Own, Fairgrounds, Falls Festival and Farmer & The Owl whilst simultaneously touring nationally with the likes of Hockey Dad and Slowly Slowly – ensuring their upcoming shows will be equally captivating.
Don’t be un-lucky and miss TOTTY this September!
OUT NOW VIA RATBAG RECORDS/BMG
Friday, 23rd August
Wollongong Uni Bar
w/ RAAVE TAPES + Party Dozen
Sunday, 25th August
Arts Centre, Melbourne Forecourt
White Night (AA)
w/ Ball Park Music + Thelma Plum
Friday, 6th September
The Worker’s Club, Melbourne
Saturday, 7th September
The Chippo Hotel, Sydney
Friday, 13th September
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Saturday, 14th September
The Northern, Byron Bay
TICKETS AT tottyband.com