Travelling. Sightseeing. Whatever substitute you use, no one can go past the delights of Tourism. Tourism is a Brisbane band of consisting of four gentlemen, who met in school and starting jamming out their harmonious sounds. After writing a few songs and recording a few stacks they started to play small gigs under the not-so-appealing name of New Days. Powering onto newer days, they were introduced to their drummer, Ben and after a handful of shows in 2007 the band parted ways, only to re-unite under the more engaging name of Tourism.
Tourism’s musical influences include alluring artists such as Cloud Control, The Strokes, TV on the Radio and The Drums. Deciding to go into the studio with an open-minded attitude and no particular influence in mind, they came up with their heterogeneous sound.
Having played ten live shows in the past six months, in Fortitude Valley, they are looking forward to paying more live shows after receiving some positive feedback. Now, taking some time out to record their six track EP, featuring unheard tracks, they have been signed as a supporting act for pop band Streamer Bendy, who just got back from Sweden after recording their first album. They will support Streamer Bendy at the Hi-Fi Bar on Thursday the 9th of June.
Their hit track, Vacation, which scored a number 19 spot on the Triple J Unearthed Charts, is a feel-good song that makes you want to tap your feet and flash a grin. To check out Tourism’s fresh sound, go to their Triple J Unearthed page HERE
The only way is up for Tourism, anticipating awesome shows, big parties, big tours and new sounds, that may some day take them on a Vacation all around the world.