Emerging from Adelaide’s rich songwriting scene, soulful rockers WANDERERS have cemented their place within the local industry for their captivating live show and musicianship that has translated effortlessly from record to stage. While debut EP Goddamn Anything established them as a band to watch, it’s 2017 and new EP ‘Something For A Distraction’ that is set to bring WANDERERS to a larger audience.
With much of 2016 spent on the road, the bands tightness from many hours spent travelling the country and playing shows of all sizes, the guys have refined their sound and it shows in the release ‘(SFAD)….is a six-track collection of earnest, infectious, blues-flecked jams that entice the listener from the outset, from lilting opener Loco to the downtempo strut of pseudo-gospel closer Mary Jane and everywhere in-between.’ – themusic.com.au and latest single Loco is a ‘A breezy blues-rock number that steadily builds into a raunchy, soulful jam’.
Led by vocalist/guitarist Dusty Lee Stephensen, Wanderers have formed an unbeatable dynamic, with drummer Matt Birkin bringing flair to the mix. Adelaide locals will recognise the these musicians from various other projects, and they’re often joined on the road by various Adelaide muso staples to showcase the depth and individuality that sets their music apart from the rest. ‘…what followed was Wanderers’ trademark symphony of moods- the shredding of guitar riffs, dreamy harmonies, funky bass and a general feeling of nostalgia.’ – This is Radelaide, Live Review 2017 saw extensive touring, all over Australia, as well as the UK and Europe, as a band that excels in the live space, this truly cemented them as a must see live act. With new music coming in early 2018, and a number of festival appearances, their live performance is sure to win everyone over.