ABOUT

 

Rachel By The Stream deliver a high-energy, animated sound that journeys through dub, pop and dance to end up somewhere completely unique. Cheeky beats, bouncing bass lines, melodica solos and classy vocals are offered up in a skilful blend of live and electronic: “a totally distinctive talent” (Tone Deaf).

British-born singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and loop artist Rachel Razelle, and Melbourne MC-turned-producer Mattriks, create music that appeals across the spectrum: from sunny afternoons to late-night antics. With six releases under their belt, from beach-pop guitar-cruisers to reggae bangers and synth-driven anthems; the quality of song craft coupled with a bass heavy sound and catchy-as-hell lyrics consistently makes for a joyous dance floor.

The pair have a close relationship between home studio and live performance, working with acclaimed UK producer Matt Coldrick (Green Nuns of the Revolution, Music For A Busy Head, Gabrielle) and creating their sound through Mattriks on MPC samples and beatbox, Rachel on vocals, synth and melodica.

RBTS have toured the festival circuit nationally (EarthFrequency, Rainbow Serpent, Maitreya Arts and Culture, Dragon Dreaming, Stacks On, Island Elements, Wallaby Creek, White Night Melbourne) and internationally (Glastonbury, RedFest, Small World, WMF), always with a focus on creating an uplifting vibe. Now touring their debut album, the situation is POSITIVE!

 

 

“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