“With a sound that's all mainstage-ready confidence and urgent indie hooks, this foursome is ready to launch”
“a group certainly amongst that one-to-watch list for 2021 is The Rions”
“Really talented young guys, I’m excited to see what the future holds for them!”
Callum Howell (Producer, Ocean Alley)
Sydney teens The Rions are earning their badge as ‘ones to watch’, taking out triple j’s Unearthed High 2021 off the back of their latest single ‘Night Light’ (watch video here).
The 4-schoolmates from Avalon are turning heads with their spin on indie-rock, with songwriting and musicianship well beyond their years... and the scary thing is they’re only just getting started.
Following their Unearthed High win, the band rocketed up the Shazam charts (peaking at #36 in Australia) and triple j fans hammered the textline with praise, leading to ‘Night Light’ being the 5th Most Played song on the station.
Teaming up with producer Callum Howell (Ocean Alley), the guitar-driven anthem showcases a quiet confidence from the Northern Beaches outfit featuring emotive vocals, dynamic drumming and wailing guitars.
Lyrically, the band says “Night Light is about the fear of the dark and the ‘monsters’ that children see in the midst of their unforgettable ordeals possibly being interpreted as the scary realities people experience later in life.”
After working with Callum Howell on their previous single ‘Head Still Hurts’ (a triple j Unearthed radio favourite), they once again collaborated with the Ocean Alley Producer in
Sydney’s renowned Forbes Street Studios. Reflecting on the recording session, the band says “recording the tune with the incredible Callum Howell was a crazy experience for us and one we’ll never forget!”
Fresh from earning a spot on this year’s postponed Bluesfest as Grand Finalists in the Bluesfest Busking Comp, The Rions (Noah, Harley, Asher & Tom) add to their growing catalogue of ear-worms ‘Head Still Hurts’, ‘Sadie’ and ‘Halfway Out’ which have amassed over 800k Spotify streams already.
The boys have been making the most of the last 12 months by co-headlining Surflife Festival with The Terrys, performing as part of TikTok’s Isolaid Festival, winning the Northern Composure People’s Choice Award and performing live on Channel 7’s Sunrise.
Citing influence from Arctic Monkeys, Spacey Jane, Lime Cordiale and The Beatles, they’ve carved out their own sound which seems to be connecting - with flocks of followers jumping on board locally and internationally (not to mention frontman Noah Blockley’s 8 million+ TikTok views).
Stay tuned for a string of upcoming East Coast headline & festival announcements, and get well acquainted with The Rions as their ascent is just getting started.