“Their ability to strike a delicate balance between dreamy introspection and catchy melodies is a testament to their artistry.”
– HAPPY MAGAZINE
“If there was ever an Aussie band you could consistently rely on to serve up intricate, catchy and moving bops, it’d be Fremantle’s own San Cisco.”
– LIFE WITHOUT ANDY
“Credit to the trio whose shared vision is perfectly aligned”
– NME AUSTRALIA
“There’s no shortage of melodic hooks, but they’re underpinned by an inviting sense of patience”
– ROLLING STONEAustralian indie titans San Cisco have today announced a national headline kicking off from November, and to celebrate have released their latest single ‘Under The Light’ – an irresistible and infectious, sun-drenched dance anthem – official video clip that perfectly sets the scene for their forthcoming tour.
Renowned for their energetic and ecstatic live show, San Cisco will be hitting the road over November and December on a nine-stop tour playing shows in Kingscliff, Brisbane, Sydney, Gosford, Adelaide and Melbourne, before wrapping it up where it all began in Perth. “This is going to be our first proper run of shows in some time and to be honest, we are just really excited to show off our new songs in real life! It’s our favourite part of the whole being-in-a-band thing,” the band explain. Bringing a piece of home with them across the country, San Cisco will be joined by fellow Fremantle artist and special guest Noah Dillon. “For anyone planning on attending, please learn the words because the San Cisco choir is taking new members and we wanna hear your sing!” General on-sale available on Monday 14 August, from 9.00am AEST at sancisco.com
Co-written with Jay Watson (GUM, Pond, Tame Impala), new single ‘Under the Light’ careens with piston-like, motorik momentum (and a faint whiff of A-ha?) striking the delicate balance between euphoria and melancholy. What began as something more closely related to Sia’s ‘Chandelier’, “almost like a bad girl party anthem, a sweaty nightclub scenario, and regretting things the next day”, eventually revealed itself as much more profound throughout the writing process. “We thought about a club where at the end of the night the lights come up and the truth is revealed. It became a metaphor for having a spotlight on us as people, and discovering hard truths about growing up,”drummer Scarlett Stevens says. “I thought by this age I’d probably have everything sorted, but really it’s just as much of a shit-fight as its ever been. Actually more so!”
”“For our third single ‘Under The Light’ we teamed up with director Caely Wesson again to bring you this Aquatic-themed, coastal beach rave, shot in and around the ruins of a bygone Perth theme park, ‘Atlantis’.” San Cisco explain. Shot on location at ‘Atlantis’ – the now abandoned but once thriving theme park in Perth, WA – the official video clip for ‘Under The Light’ see’s the Fremantle locals dancing around the huge King Neptune statue that was adored by locals but is now a relic. Fascinated by the lost oceanic world of Atlantis and the ancient alien race believed to have lived in it, Director Caely Wessonexplains the location “conjured a lost mythical world and the perfect playground for ‘Under the Light’ with its key lyric blurring the lines of what is real. (Is it fake or is it love?)” On the creative process, Caely adds “I worked with editor James Medlam to cut the footage once again, taking a few cues from Honeycomb layered with some cool vintage footage, some of which we found in the WA archives. I love that the two videos can exist side by side, almost as an ode to the landscapes of WA and a meeting of land and sky.”WATCH :: SAN CISCO ‘UNDER THE LIGHT’ OFFICIAL VIDEO CLIPTeasing a forthcoming record throughout the year, ‘Under The Light’ only adds to the anticipation for what’s to come from the new Fremantle trio as they enter a new phase of maturity, vulnerability and experimentation. San Cisco took to their socials in May to share they’d finally finished up on a long few months deep in studio sessions split between LA and Fremantle recording the trio’s fifth studio album – a collaborative work with producer James Ireland (Pond, Cuco) and mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Neal H. Pogue (Steve Lacy, Tyler The Creator, Outkast) and Anthony Dolhai (Mø, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kesha).
Hailing from Fremantle, Western Australia, throughout their illustrious ten-year career indie-pop three-piece San Cisco have become one of Australia’s most successful independent artists amassing multiple accolades. Garnering millions of streams and critical acclaim through the release of four studio albums, San Cisco have toured the world selling out headline shows and appearing at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds and many more. San Cisco’s fourth studio album Between You and Me in late 2020 – an album two years and at least one sadly remembered love affair in the making – reached top three in the ARIA Album Charts and featured leading Hottest 100 charting singles ‘When I Dream’, ‘Skin’, festival anthem ‘Reasons’ and ‘On The Line’. Album five on its way in 2024.
Renowned for their high-energy live show, San Cisco have taken the stage at this year’s Bass In The Grass (NT), Dream Machine (Bali), Be Social Fest (QLD), Melbourne’s Formula 1 Grand Prix (VIC) and headlined the recent the FIFA Fan Festivals in Adelaide and Sydney. With no signs of slowing down, San Cisco also recently announced they will be playing the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix in September of this year.
Coming in at #35 with their cover of Daft Punk & Pharrell’s ‘Get Lucky’, and #52 with their cover of Clairo’s ‘4ever’ in triple j’s the recent Hottest 100 of Like A Versions, San Cisco were also recently nominated for the Reader’s Choice Awards at the 2023 Rolling Stone Awards alongside Lime Cordiale, CXLOE, Tones & I and more.
SAN CISCO NATIONAL HEADLINE TOUR – TICKET LINK
*With special guest Noah Dillon
Thu Nov 2 – Kingscliff Hotel – Kingscliff NSW*
Fri Nov 3 – Princess Theatre – Brisbane QLD*
Sat Nov 4 – Metro Theatre – Sydney NSW*
Sun Nov 5 – Drifters Wharf – Gosford NSW*
Fri Nov 10 – Hindley Street Hall – Adelaide SA*
Sat Nov 11 – Northcote Theatre – Melbourne VIC*
Sun Nov 12 – Torquay Hotel – Torquay VIC*
Fri Dec 8 – Ice Cream Factory – Perth WA