Watch our interview with SIX60 below!
Filming: Vasili Papathanasopoulos and Katerina Papathanasopoulos
Multi award-winning, platinum-selling five-piece SIX60 have unveiled their new album, Castle St. We caught up with the band in Sydney to chat about the body of work, the impact performing live has on their creativity and so much more!
Bringing a refined palette and sense of storytelling to the body of work, the album serves as a full-circle moment for the band, returning home to where it all began and leaning into their evolutionary journey over the past fourteen years. Frontman Matiu Walters' captivating vocal performance flows throughout, whilst genre-melding soundscapes unfurl below. Weaving together subtle threads of roots, reggae, rock, pop, soul and dance, each band member plays a distinct role in the foundational setting of the record, working together to creating an authentic body of work that oozes with the charm of the bands acclaimed live performances.
Having been named biggest touring act in the world of 2021, SIX60 will return to Australian stages this December. With a headline show scheduled in Melbourne on the 1st, the band will then perform at Vanfest in Sydney on December 2, before visiting the Gold Coast for Good Love Festival and Perth next February, followed by a show at Perth's Kings Park and Botanic Garden later that month. Later this month, the band will embark on a stadium tour of New Zealand.
Forming in 2008 in a shared house at 660 Castle St in Dunedin, SIX60 have gone on to release a string of top ten singles, including mega-hit ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots, as well as four-chart topping albums. Their joyous live show has attracted audiences across the globe, with the band heralding in a new age of live music following the COVID-19 pandemic. The band recently bought the home the band was born in, using the property to launch a foundation that grants four $10,000 performing arts scholarships at the University of Otago.
Watch our interview with SIX60 below! Castle St is out now.