The word has well and truly spread, and over the course of two short years and about a thousand gigs, garage rockers Crocodylus have rapidly become one of Sydney's most in-demand bands.
When they’re not touring Australia with the likes of Skegss, The Chats, VOIID or A. Swayze & The Ghosts, you’ll probably be able to find them kicking around in Sydney supporting heavy hitters Ocean Alley, Hockey Dad, Dune Rats, The Babe Rainbow or Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Throw in some festival appearances across the country at Panama, NYE on The Hill, Bad Friday, Yours & Owls and Sounds of the Suburbs and a couple of sold out headline dates along the East Coast for good measure, and it’s no surprise these three highschool friends have quickly earned a reputation as one of the most hard-working acts in Australian garage rock.
2018 saw Crocodylus unleash their most acclaimed music yet - a feat considering they released only two singles. In something of a ‘quieter’ year for the band came ‘My Love’, and ‘My Baby’, later released as the band’s debut 7”. The former, ‘My Love’ is a slice of frenetic surf-rock indicative of the band’s live shows, and was well-supported with sold-out launch gigs at The Lansdowne in Sydney, and The Tote in Melbourne. The latter, ‘My Baby’, is a 60’s-style crooner about heartache, and came out alongside a choreographed music video that was premiered by Triple J Unearthed, and heralded by music blog Life Without Andy as the #1 Indie Music Video of the year.
Now it’s 2019, and after hunkering down in the studio for a few months (between tours, of course!), Crocodylus are now gearing up for the release of their genuinely anticipated third EP, ‘Enjoy’, out Friday September 27 via The Chats’ label Bargain Bin Records.
Featuring all-star production from Owen Penglis (Royal Headache, Straight Arrows, Bloods), and mixing from Wade Keigran (Polish Club, The Hard-Ons, Wolf & Cub), ‘Enjoy’ is set to be a bold new release from the trio, showing where they’re at as songwriters, performers, and as a band. Exploring their undying love of garage, psych, revivalist rock and all the gooey bits in between, ‘Enjoy’s unifying theme is right there in the tite: it’s something for the fans, from us, the Crocs.