Sophomore album, 'Blend Inn' is out now via Farmer & The Owl + Inertia Music.
Where their 2016 debut album Boronia celebrated the long days of summers past and the sublime naivety of youth, Blend Inn is Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming coming to us with more perspective after relentless touring took them far from the streets and waves of their hometown of Windang, NSW. 2017 saw them embark on sold-out national and regional tours, support Grinspoon for 25 dates, tour alongside Dune Rats and Wavves, and secure slots at Falls Festival Lorne and Splendour In The Grass. They toured New Zealand, Europe, the UK and most recently the US and Canada, showcasing at SXSW, headlining shows, and playing in iconic sold-out rooms in support of The Frights such as Bowery Ballroom in New York,Lincoln Hall in Chicago and The Observatory in LA. Totalling an impressive 107 performances across 2017, they wrapped up with a final headline show to a sold-out, 250 strong crowd at LA’sBootleg Theatre.
Lead singles on Blend Inn, ‘I Wanna Be Everybody’ emerges as the infectious and surprisingly vulnerable pop-rock song that Summer was missing. On the track, Hockey Dad navigate themes of social anxiety amid the charged riffs, ever-confident vocals and punk-styled drums for which they’ve become synonymous. The single joins lead track and instant favourite ‘Homely Feeling’ on Blend Inn, and is set to have band rooms across the country united in a chorus of “I wanna be everybody, everybody / I just can’t be everybody, everybody”.