You may not yet have heard of Sheppard. But the Aussie sextet’s 2014 debut album Bombs Away, shot them straight to serious stardom Down Under, with a battery of awards and a 5x platinum single, “Geronimo,” which was also a hit in the US. (They actually appeared on Ellenand LIVE with Kelly here, and toured with Meghan Trainor.)
This spring will finally see the release of the follow up, the intriguingly titled Watching the Sky. The first single “Coming Home” is an exuberant, anthemic-pop instant-classic, with its rousing chorus of, “I’m coming home tonight / Meet me in the valley / Where the kids collide into the morning.” It most definitely has us excited for the album.
While we wait for them to return to the States, we caught up for a chat with them and asked them to turn us onto the places they can be found clocking time when they’re back in their hometown of Brisbane. A modern city, which at its coldest (July) averages 70 degrees Farenheit – meaning, you literally don’t need to own a sweater or scarf – Brisbane is known for its world class cultural venues, it’s nearby surfing options and, of course, its music scene. It’s also just an hour-and-a-half flight from Sydney.
Sheppard will be doing a few live dates in Australia during March and April – but they promise to be returning to the States before long.