San Cisco will perform at the Heritage Bank Live Concert Series program on Friday, September 19. Photo Contributed
San Cisco will perform at the Heritage Bank Live Concert Series program on Friday, September 19. Photo Contributed Contributed

San Cisco hit Cooly Hotel

PERTH indie pop band San Cisco has been touring abroad with a whirlwind of shows.

Now, they're back on Australian soil for regional festival Groovin the Moo ahead of their headline tour for new album Gracetown.

Guitarist-vocalist Josh Biondillo said their tour through the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe was fairly hectic - but there's no rest for the band yet.

"We're playing some really good shows," Biondillo said.

Biondillo said the band enjoyed its debut in one new location - which came about from copious requests through social media.

"We had our first show in Mexico, which was great," he said.

"People had been trying to get us play there for a while."

Biondillo said: "The fans are really passionate over there.

"They just love music and love to dance," he said.

"I guess it's just they're a very festive people.

"They're right into all kinds of music, especially Australian music ... they love Tame Impala."

Biondillo said the Groovin the Moo festival shows had gone well so far.

"They were great shows," he said.

He said Gracetown, which doesn't let go of the band's quirky qualities, had been well received on their overseas tours.

"We played it overseas and people kind of knew the new songs," he said.

"I guess we have been working very hard to translate them to the stage."

Biondillo said the complex nature of their recorded songs meant they'd always wind up sounding a bit different live.

"When we make music we never really think about that too much," he said.

"It definitely does come across very different and it's also very exciting for the crowd."

He said that while Gracetown was a more "mature" offering, it wouldn't let go of the band's signature sound.

"I think it has just been a very natural progression," he said.

San Cisco will perform at Coolangatta Hotel on Friday, May 15 from 8pm.

They will be supported by Crooked Colours and Methyl Ethel.

Tickets are $28.60. Visit thecoolyhotel.com.au.



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