The Griswolds

Win a double pass to see The Griswolds on ‘The Low Lives Tour’!

April 11, 2017

2016’s release of High Times For Low Lives saw The Griswolds take inspiration from sources as diverse as Tame Impala’s Currents and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, creating an album which is draped in swathes of funk, R&B, hip-hop and electro. Having sold out nine dates on their US tour already, make sure you see the […]

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High Times for Low Lives: Chris Whitehall dishes on breaking America and The Griswolds’ homecoming

March 29, 2017

For those playing at home, The Griswolds have clocked some of their biggest headline shows to date in the US in recent weeks. Their hard graft Stateside has led them to enjoy headline status and the acclaim that comes with successful shows around the large territory, while their sophomore album High Times For Low Lives […]

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The Griswolds returning home with April & May Australian tour dates

March 6, 2017

The Griswolds are coming home. At least, momentarily. Back in the country a few months ago for a sporadic few shows in the lead up to the release of their sophomore album High Times for Low Lives, the now predominantly US-based Sydneysiders have dropped a national Aussie tour for fans who’ve been dutifully hanging out for […]

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The 40 Best Australian Albums of 2016: From Outlier to Reclaim Australia

January 16, 2017

Last week we delivered our Top 40 Albums of 2016, as voted by our contributors – some huge albums from chart dominating artists entered in, as did some breakthrough records from bands on the homefront we were still getting to know. We go another level deeper and look at the Top Australian releases as part […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Griswolds announce massive American tour through February & March

November 21, 2016

The Griswolds have been making the United States their home for a little while now so it’s no real surprise to learn that the Sydney natives are set to return Stateside for a huge run of shows in support of their recently released sophomore album, High Times For Low Lives. The ‘Low Lives Tour’ will […]

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Out Of My Head: The Griswolds return home & look ahead to a different sound with album number two

October 7, 2016

It’s been a decent while since The Griswolds have been back home, with the Sydney boys having made quite a little nest for themselves beneath the Los Angeles sun. Working away on their sophomore album, not to mention touring America like mad things, The Griswolds have been making sure that their time away from Australia would […]

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Watch The Griswolds take to US TV, performing “Out Of My Head” on The Today Show

September 21, 2016

The Griswolds will be coming home soon for the Pandora Warehouse party in Sydney this October (find out more about this hectic show HERE), but in the meantime, the boys have continued to make inroads over in the US where they’ve been based for a lot of this year. Appearing on The Today Show in New York City, […]

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Ecca Vandal, The Griswolds, Seth Sentry, Ladyhawke & Nicole Millar for Australian Pandora Warehouse event!

August 31, 2016

It wasn’t long ago at all that Pandora announced it was extending it’s famous run of parties to Australia for the first time, with a massive Pandora Warehouse event lined up for Sydney this October. This week, we’ve seen the line up released, with Seth Sentry, Ecca Vandal, The Griswolds, Ladyhawke and Nicole Millar all set to perform! The location of […]

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Single of the Day: The Griswolds “Out of My Head” (2016)

August 14, 2016

Fans of The Griswolds, have fun getting this one out of your head. It’s been a little while since we’ve heard new material from the Be Impressive purveyors but it would seem that time away in their now-second home of LA and surrounds has done them a world of good in continuing to craft a big and […]

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Live Review: Walk The Moon + The Griswolds – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (25.01.16)

January 27, 2016

If the first thing you hear when you walk into a venue is Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman”, chances are you’re in for a pretty good time. That’s exactly what happened when Walk The Moon, supported by The Griswolds, hit Melbourne’s Forum Theatre for a night of dancing, bright lights, and genuinely […]

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Live Review: Walk the Moon + The Griswolds – The Gov, Adelaide (23.01.16)

January 26, 2016

On a Saturday night in Adelaide, The Gov played host to two bands who have, over the past year, formed a bromance that has taken them right throughout the United States and now, to Australia. Walk The Moon and The Griswolds have a dynamic that clicks so well together and when you see both bands […]

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Live Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (05.12.15)

December 7, 2015

With Western Sydney home to the vast majority of Sydney’s population, it made plenty of sense to hold a festival, whose line up was predominantly Australian, in the heartland and near geographical centre of Sydney. Nestled in the centre of Parramatta’s CBD, The Plot festival took place on a deliciously picturesque Saturday afternoon at Parramatta […]

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Chris Whitehall talks navigating a huge year of international touring with The Griswolds (Sydney) & returning home with a new sound!

November 24, 2015

It’s been some time since I’ve been able to properly catch up with The Griswolds. From the beginning of this year, the Sydney band’s international profile has skyrocketed considerably ever since they landed their first support slot alongside breakthrough US pop giants Walk the Moon. The release of The Griswolds’ debut album Be Impressive in […]

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An impressive Australian contingent to join the likes of The Weeknd, Lenny Kravitz and Ellie Goulding at the Hangout Music Fest in the USA

November 18, 2015

US based Hangout Music Festival has announced its 2016 lineup earlier than ever before, with The Weeknd and Calvin Harris joining Florence + the Machine revealed as headliners of a long list of musical acts, with a slew of Australian talents coming along for the ride. Australia will be well represented with Aussie acts Flume, Courtney Barnett, The Griswolds, Alison Wonderland […]

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The Plot is comin’ this December featuring Art vs. Science, Urthboy, Tkay Maidza & more!

October 1, 2015

The Plot is bringing some of our favourite bands and musicians through to Parramatta Park in Sydney this December for a festival primed to kick off the summer music circuit well and truly! Featuring some great electro, hip-hop, indie and pop acts, The Plot is backing up previous successful events this year with a nine-hour […]

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The Festival Diaries: CMJ Day Five Ft The Preatures, Bored Nothing, Hermitude + More – New York City (19.10.13)

October 21, 2013

The last day is here. I write this in a state of both sadness and joy, because I have seen so many great bands perform in front of pretty enthusiastic crowds. NYC really likes to cheer and woo for their entertainment, and it’ll be something I really miss from this city. Then again, I’m sitting […]

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