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Naïve Tour making 5 stops across Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane

In support of their EP “Naïve”, Brisbane based band “Stateside” is getting ready to hit the road and showcase what they do best… Rocking live shows in a way only they can. This five piece alternative rock band fronted by Erin Reus on lead vocals, with Ethan Laenen (lead guitar), Brendan Heidke (rhythm guitar), Jackson Lehane (bass guitar), and Hamish Maguire (drums) are ready to share what has been described as a uniquely original sound that takes influence from all genres of music.

Erin said that singing with Stateside is “the ultimate rush, being able to connect with the people who support us at live shows is nothing short of amazing”. Hamish added that after a few years together “we really started focusing on who we were as musicians which has led to some unreal song writing”. Brendan went on to explain that after the successful release of Naïve and the massively successful single “The Way We Are” (video plays alone approaching 750k) that everything just felt right. Jackson added, “There’s nothing manufactured about Stateside, what you see is what you get.”

The EP is a collection of songs from the band members combined personal experiences in life. Their music is built from their own stories of love, heartbreak, pain, and friendship… Combining that with Reus’ powerful vocals, fresh guitar guitar riffs, loud drums, and you end up with their take on alternative rock.
Stateside just signed an international management deal with US based Ascend Media Group, LLC. The company’s VP of Client Services Drew Gallagher said: “It’s been quite a while since we’ve been this excited about a new client. Stateside has talent on a level that’s seldom seen, 2018 is Stateside’s year for the taking.”

SAT 10th FEB – Bang Nightclub, Melbourne 18+
SUN 11th FEB – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne AA
SUN 18th FEB – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney AA
FRI 23rd FEB – The Brightside, Brisbane 18+
Sun 25th FEB – 38 Berwick Street, Brisbane AA