ABOUT

 

There’s a new girl on the block and her name’s Rachel By The Stream.

Well, actually she’s a live electronic duo; created through the combined forces of UK-born vocalist / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Rachel Clutterbuck, and Melbourne MC / beatmaker / producer Mattriks. Effortlessly transitioning between deep skank, cutting edge pop and synth drenched hypnotic dance, RBTS are masters at delivering evocative songcraft in a bass heavy postcode.

The dream team formed at 2012’s eclipse festival in Far North Queensland, releasing debut EP ‘Smooth Like Butter’ (No.2 Amrap Charts) the following year and garnering widespread support across radio (ABC, BBC, 3RRR, PBS) and blogosphere. The pair released debut album ‘Situation Positive’ at the end of 2016; “deep messages .. balanced with a lot of pure, unadulterated, pop fun” Beat Mag, and have toured the UK twice, joining 90’s masters of fusion Transglobal Underground on tour and playing at world-renowned Glastonbury Festival. They hit the road for their third Australian East Coast tour later this year.

Counting progressive social commentator Charles Eisenstein and consciousness-raising activist Rak Razam as fans, RBTS are the thinking person’s pop music: evoking universal stories through poetic lyricism, ecstatic melodies and a reliable bottom end.

 

 

“100% fresh” Discobelle

“friggin sick” Vulture Mag

“impressive” “captivating” “eclectic” “[one] of Australia’s most exciting electronic groups” Tone Deaf 

“Crank the synth overdrive up to 11, we’re going to the retro future” PileRats 

“Super smooth” Kick Kick Snare 

“Upbeat Robot rock!” Home & Hosed, TripleJ

 

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FESTIVAL SHOWS

Castlemaine State Festival 2017

Island Elements Festival 2016

Mount Beauty Music Festival VIC 2016

Surrey Hills Music Festival VIC 2016

White Night Melbourne VIC 2015, 2016

Stacks On VIC 2015

Maitreya Arts and Culture VIC 2014, 2015

The Town VIC 2015

Rainbow Serpent (Playground Stage) VIC 2014, 2015

Rainbow Serpent (Theme Camp) VIC 2013, 2017

Wallaby Creek Festival FNQ 2014, 2016

Glastonbury Music Festival UK 2013

Redfest Bristol UK 2013

Small World Festival UK 2013

Dragon Dreaming ACT 2013

Earth Frequency Festival QLD 2013

End of the Line VIC 2013

Renaissance Festival VIC 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

St Kilda Festival VIC 2012, 2013

Lizards Revenge Protestival SA 2012

Darebin Music Feast VIC 2012

AU VENUE SHOWS

VIC

Max Watts Melbourne / Northcote Social Club / The Workers Club / The Evelyn Hotel / Rubix / The Toff in Town / Bar Open / Shebeen / Sooki Lounge / Thornbury Theatre / Queen Vic Market / Abbotsford Convent / Old Bar / 24 Moons / Edinburgh Castle / Northcote Town Hall / Grumpy’s Green 

NSW

Byron Brewery / Belongil Tree House / Sheoak Shack

QLD

Ric’s Bar / Buddha Bar