Taking cues from Nirvana, The Strokes, and Bob Dylan, The Ians are a modern grunge band best experienced live. With sharp hooks and thrashing guitars, The Ians play their music like only a band who’ve done the hard yards can play.
Their latest offering; single Gold Teeth, recorded with Greg Rietwyk (Press Club) at The Aviary in Melbourne, signals the start of a new era for the band both musically and visually. Singer Nic remarks: “We’re really excited to release this song, it’s probably the best thing we’ve done so far. Very keen to take it on the road and we think people will really like it”
He continues… “We experiment with a lot of ideas from a lot of angles to find the best ones, this one kind of came out like a fusion of Dylan and Cobain. Basically if those guys got together and tried to write a club banger but all they had were guitars.”
Originally from Canberra and regional New South Wales, friends Nic (guitar/vox), Matt (bass) and Sean (drums) moved south to Melbourne in early 2017 chasing a fresh musical start, and The Ians were born.
Since inception the young upstarts have had a whirlwind twelve months, releasing their debut EP Elephant Fresh and amassing 40,000+ video views, 10,000+ Spotify streams, and receiving inspired reactions from fans online…
In support of their EP Elephant Fresh, 2017/18 also saw the band tour tirelessly across the east coast of Australia, spreading their brand of high-energy alt-grunge to fresh ears, culminating with their appearance at St Kilda Fest 2018.
The Ians are touring to support the release of Gold Teeth from October 28th until December 7th.
23rd November – The Phoenix, Canberra
24th November – Lady Hampshire, Sydney
7th December – Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne