Saskwatch | The Curtin | Melbourne

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After 10 years as a band, 4 albums, and 100’s of live shows globally, Melbourne Indie-Soul band SASKWATCH, have announced their final ever shows to celebrate their career and say goodbye to fans. The final 4 shows will take place at their second home, The Curtin on October 23, 24, 25 & 26.

The band got their break when legendary Soul DJ Vince Peach discovered them playing on the streets of Melbourne and invited them to play Cherry Bar. This lead to a 3 year on again & off again residency at Cherry culminating in a release of their debut LP ‘Leave It All Behind’ in 2012, the first release on iconic local store Northside Records label. It was this residency that lead to wide spread word of mouth about the bands exceptional live show, lead by formidable front woman, Nkechi Anele.

The following year, they were offered to play at the famous Glastonbury festival amongst others across the continent.

In 2014, their follow up album, ‘Nose Dive’ recorded in Fernvale, QLD with reputable Producer Magoo, lead to the band signing with local label Remote Control Records and P-Vine in Japan. It also saw the band expand their fanbase, playing major slots at Splendour In The Grass, big national shows, CMJ Festival, and toured the US with notable shows in LA, San Fran and NYC.

Their 3rd album ‘Sorry I Let it Come Between Us’ lead them back to the US to record with Scott McMicken of the band Dr Dog in their silversmith factory - come studio warehouse in Philadelphia, PA. The band toured extensively with The Rubens and their own headline shows across Australia.

Their final LP Manual Override was co-produced and mixed with Cal Barter at Newmarket Studios in Melbourne. Release in 2017, the album received triple j album packet with strong press globally, amassing millions of streams and laps around the country.

The band took to social media to announce their final show & retirement this morning:

“Hello friends, we've decided to hang up the boots as Saskwatch. After 10 years, 4 albums and hundreds of shows together, we feel it's time to move on. �
Thank you for all your support over the years, to anyone who bought a record, came to a show or just listened to our songs, we feel very grateful for all the opportunities we’ve had. It's not often that you get to be a in a band with your friends for 10 years, to write and record your own music, and to perform and meet people all over the world.”

Come and celebrate one of Australia’s most exciting live bands of the last decade at The Curtin with good friends, Jim Lawrie and special guests and the ol' horn section.