RACKETT are a loud experimental punk-pop band based in Sydney, Australia. The band is fronted by Rebecca Callander on rhythm guitar and vocals, Ally Gaven on bass, Astrid Holz on drums and Kat Ayala on lead guitar. The members have undergone extensive music and performance training and specialise in a range of genres from jazz to heavy metal. Their combined powers make for a diverse and highly skilled songwriting team, taking no time at all to move from their once virtual anonymity to becoming a house hold name. Receiving spots and rotations on community and commercial radio, features in Rolling Stone Magazine, Tone Deaf, Music Feeds & more and earning a fierce reputation for crafting an adventurous live show described by The Music, as both “Intense” & “Magical” as well as receiving a nomination as ‘Best Live Act’, 2018 by the National Live Music Awards alongside Ball Park Music and Hockey Dad. After supporting the likes of Abbe May, The Bennies, DZ Deathrays and having championed national tours with the likes of The Darkness (UK), Killing Heidi and Stonefield. RACKETT are also no strangers to the Festival Circuit bringing their distinctive sound to Groovin the Moo, Big Pineapple Festival, Festival of the Sun, Secret Garden Festival, Hotter than Hell, Electric Lady, Jungle Love and more.
In early 2018 the band released two stand alone singles Alive and Space Cadet followed by their third single, Tried to Quit which features on their upcoming EP I Please Myself, due for release on the 7th December, 2018. The band’s live videoclip for Tried to Quit has received over 500,000 views on Youtube after they were selected by The Rubens to perform the single as finalists in the EXTRA SUPPORT Competition, 2018. The band have successfully sold out venues throughout Sydney and Melbourne in support of these releases and have been been played on Triple J, Triple J unearthed, FBI, 4ZZZ, 2SER and more. In 2017, RACKETT charted at #10 in the iTunes Canadian Rock Chart and have also been featured on major Spotify indie playlists. Shortly after picking up endorsement deals with the likes of General Pants, AFENDS, Young Henry’s, VB and becoming Australian ambassadors for Swedish Guitar brand, Strandberg Guitars.
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Praise for RACKETT
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE“Bubbles with an equal swaying, smiling innocence and poignant, poetic lines”
TONE DEAF “Noise is their number one trade and they’re very, very good at it”
MUSIC FEEDS“Rackett are here and they’re kicking ass and taking names.”
THE MUSIC“The years of experience are writ large in the stage presence, well rounded tunes and sense of fun.”
GEMMA PIKE, TRIPLE J“Spice Girls meets Black Sabbath indeed!”
SCENCESTR“The band have progressed in leaps and bounds in a short amount of time. In September this year they released their debut EP ‘Ready Or Not’, which quickly gained recognition on a national scale”,