credit: Hannah McKimmie


Mar 14, 2024

12:00am – 12:40am CT

Seven Grand

This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Wednesday, March 13at Seven Grand

“Potent indie pop that recalls early Beach Fossils, aspects of The Cure, while channeling elements of The Go-Betweens, but really they are forging fresh paths, & laying claim to a sound of their own.” CLASH

HighSchool are Rory Trobbiani & Luke Scott, a duo from Melbourne whose debut EP (Forever at Last) is a lo-fi gem. Championed by the likes of NME, The FADER, DIY, The Line of Best Fit & So Young, it served as a brilliant introduction.

Relocating to London from Melbourne in 2022, they toured with both CHVRCHES & NewDad before playing a summer of festivals. The autumn brought headline shows in the UK & across Europe, promoting not only their EP but also anthemic track ‘Only a Dream’ (a limited 7” on Dan Carey’s ever-great Speedy Wunderground label). They finished the year back home touring with Sam Fender on his Australian tour before headlining their own sold-out Melbourne show at The Corner Hotel.

Now signed to [PIAS], they've recorded their second EP with Finn Billingham (Sam Akpro, Sunken). Coming Spring 2024, it seamlessly builds on their debut. Primed by ‘August 19’, the first track to be aired, a richly atmospheric song that leans in on a bedroom pop sound.

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