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#1 DADS

Darwin Festival Photo Gallery: #1 Dads + Ainslie Wills + Tom Snowdon - The Lighthouse, Darwin (15.08.15)

In what could very well be their last ever gig, #1 Dads brought their blissful pop to The Lighthouse for a very special Darwin Festival performance. Featuring guests Ainslie Wills and Tom Snowden, it was a delightfully chilled out set, perfect for the tropical Top End. Check out the photos from The AU Review #dfest15 photographer Amy Hetherington.

Splendour in the Grass Photo Gallery: Friday (24.07.15)

Andrew Wade brings us all the action from Friday at Splendour in the Grass in Byron! The gallery features: #1 Dads, Client Liaison, Death Cab For Cutie, DZ Deathrays, Ecca Vandal (pictured), Everything Everything, Gengahr, Harts, Harvey Sutherland, Johnny Marr, Mark Ronson, Marmozets, Of Monsters and Men, The Rubens and Tired Lion!

Live Review: Vance Joy + #1 Dads + Airling – Thebarton Theature, Adelaide (21.03.15)

Vance Joy

Every teenage girl’s heart-throb Vance Joy was welcomed to Thebarton Theatre by house full of screaming pre-teens (cheers to all ages gigs, huh) and their fathers as part of his Dream Your Life Away tour.

Opening for Joy was last year's national Unearthed Splendour in the Grass winner Airling. By now we know what we’re going to get with Airling - a vibrating mix of electronic and drum beats propelling her ethereal vocals over the crowd like a haze. And boy, what a set of pipes she has. Fun fact: she’s the cousin of acoustic guitar-toting Jack Carty who you should definitely check out also.

Chet Faker, Remi, The Peep Tempel among shortlisted artists for the 10th Coopers AMP!

The shortlist of artists in the running to win the 10th Coopers Australian Music Prize has been revealed this morning, with the likes of Chet Faker, Remi, The Peep Tempel and #1 Dads all sitting pretty on the list! The winner, announced on March 4th, will win a $30,000 cash prize courtesy of the PPCA; their album being named number one by a panel of judges who will have listened to more than 300 records in order to make the decision. Pretty cool, hey?

#1 Dads announce debut headline Australian tour dates!

#1 Dads, the side project of Big Scary's Tom Iansek, has had a decent year this year. Live shows and releases have been resonating brilliantly with audiences and unsurprisingly, we've been hanging out for more! #1 Dads will be continuing this good momentum with his first run of headline shows next January, bringing to life his second album, About Face. Iansek will be joined by a full band and Ainslie Wills and Tom Snowdon, who will no doubt be providing unforgettable performances as well! The album has been included in the long list of nominees for the prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP) and with growing demand for #1 Dads and this music only garnering strength, these shows in the New Year aren't to be missed!

Album Review: #1 Dads - About Face (2014 LP)

Melbourne's Tom Iansek is a busy, busy dude. Not only is he one half of the excellent Big Scary, but in 2011 he released a full-length LP under the moniker #1 Dads. This year, he's come out with a sophomore full-length titled About Face. There's been a bit of hype around this record and after just one listen, it's clear why. About Face is a truly accomplished album, and it has elevated #1 Dads from simple side-project status, that’s for sure.

Single Stream: #1 Dads "So Soldier" (feat. Ainslie Wills) (2014)

Big Scary's Tom Iansek - aka #1 Dads - has unveiled an all new single, which is co-written and performed with Melbourne's Ainslie Wills. In true Iansek fashion, it is a typically poised and understated number that warrants many, many listens.

Single Stream: #1 Dads "Return To" (feat. Tom Snowden) (2014)

#1 Dads (formerly Dads) is the solo project of Big Scary frontman Tom Iansek. 'Return To' is the first single from the album About Face, due for release on 8th August. Fans of Big Scary's mournful piano and vocal moments will find lots to like here.