Salarymen command attention from any crowd with compelling songwriting, carefully crafted visuals and enthralling live performances. The Sydney-based band have developed a solid reputation for producing charming indie cuts, combining a sonically-rich mixture of rock, psych, and dream pop. Part of their unique appeal lies in their vocal dynamics, which feature two distinct, yet complementary female and male voices working together in harmony.
Bursting onto the scene in late 2019, Salarymen have become a formidable force in the Australian indie scene. Following the success of their debut EP ‘Scene Change’ in 2021, they returned in 2022 with their sophomore EP ‘Head in the Sand’, which received praise from all corners of the music industry. The EP landed them a spot at SXSW Austin 2023, as well as the inaugural SXSW Sydney festival, and Lost Paradise, one of Australia’s biggest NYE festivals.
They’ve earned multiple triple j premieres, play on BBC6, Radio X, KEXP, regular spots on local / international Spotify playlists and Apple Music NMD, features on NME, Clash, Pilerats and Life Without Andy, rotation on FBi, 2SER and SYN and much more. They’ve also sold out headline shows, played to enamoured crowds on their debut Japan tour, and landed the national tour support for Royel Otis. Aside from this, they’ve shared stages with the likes of The Lazy Eyes, Pacific Avenue, Eliza & The Delusionals, The Vanns, and been handpicked by The Jungle Giants as winners of the Smirnoff Ads for Artists competition.
Salarymen’s extended body of work showcases a level of depth and song writing prowess that is hard to ignore. Hot off the back of their EP tour in Japan and Australia, and their trip to SXSW Austin, the band is continuing their winning streak in 2024 with their debut UK and Europe tour, to be announced soon.
SUPPORT FOR SALARYMEN
“Sydney’s favourite indie rock darlings”
Steve Lamacq - BBC6 (UK)
“The group’s most potent project yet, ‘Head In The Sand’ is a fizzing, addictive selection of indie pop hymns”
Clash Magazine (UK)
“With each release I'm becoming ever more enamoured with Salarymen's dreamy indie pop.”
Dave Ruby-Howe - triple j
“A lilting, ethereal number, with a pretty vocal melody that defines the sophisticated turn of the band’s sound.”
“It’s the kind of track that’ll have you doing the twist in the morning and singing in the shower in the afternoon.”
Life Without Andy
“They’ve just about mastered the art of crafting songs that soar.”
Louder Than War (UK)
Featured on KEXP (US), rotation on 2SER, FBi and play via 3RRR, RTR, SYN, 4ZZZ and more
Great Southern Nights is a celebration of live music and will feature a taster series of performances acrossEnmore, Marrickville, Newtown, Parramatta and Penrith for ten nights from 16-25 November 2023 ahead of afull program in March 2024. NSW Government through Destination NSW and in partnership with ARIA, aims tostimulate the live music, entertainment and hospitality sectors through a line up of live gigs from householdnames, emerging talent and grassroots local acts across key NSW districts. For the latest information, visitgreatsoutherhnights.com.au.