Little Red

Little Red

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS

In March 2011, Little Red arrived home from a whirlwind tour of Papua New Guinea, New York and SXSW to discover their album Midnight Remember had gone Gold on the Australian charts. Midnight Remember is available via iTunes now.


In March 2011, Little Red arrived home from a whirlwind tour of Papua New Guinea, New York and SXSW to discover their album Midnight Remember had gone Gold on the Australian charts. Produced by Scott Horscroft (The Temper Trap and Presets), the album by the beloved pop-rock outfit is drenched in vintage-leaning guitars, rich synth tones and vocals to melt hearts. Three singles have been from Midnight Remember. First the party anthem ‘Rock It’ – which went Platinum, scooped ‘Best Song’ at the The Age’s EG awards, and placed #2 in Triple J’s coveted Hottest 100, the world’s largest music poll voted by the public, followed by soaring ‘Slow Motion’. Now comes the dreamy ‘All Mine’. Vocalist Dominic Byrne says of ‘Rock It:’ “It’s a song that’s about savouring a great moment and capturing memories; it recalls a kind of freedom. And when we started to play it at shows we realised how much people really connected to it.” Little Red plays regularly at all of Australia’s major summer festivals and are now a favourite on dancefloors across the country, selling out national theatre shows. Little Red will tour Japan in April, UK in May and Australia in June before heading back to North America.

Little Red emerged in Melbourne, Australia four years ago when five very different musicians – Adrian Beltrame (guitar/vocals), Dominic Byrne (vocals/guitar), Quang Dinh (bass/vocals), Taka Honda (drums) and Tom Hartney (vocals, percussion) – came together, united by a love for hooks, rhythms and melodies. Their instantly loveable all-singing, all-dancing live show won over fans and critics alike. Blogging for The Age, Melbourne music reviewer Clem Bastow called Little Red “pretty much the best band in Melbourne at the moment”. She wasn’t alone. Fans raved about the band’s relentless energy and rich, layered harmonies.

In April 2010, the quintet holed up deep in the New South Wales bush at the Central Coast’s Grove Studios, with producer Scott Horscroft (The Temper Trap, Presets, Panics and Silverchair) to work solidly for four weeks on the new record Midnight Remember. Days became nights, nights became days. The band knuckled down only emerging for meals, ping pong or to hurtle around the wilds on a four-wheeler. The result? An undeniable milestone in the band’s career. Midnight Remember ties together a rainbow of musical influences, and tells the story of their distinctly passionate and evolving sound. The record comprises glittering disco undertones, slow-build rock, and erudite prose sung with Little Red’s quintessential gentlemanly croon; the ingredients of a universal hit.

Little Red’s debut LP, Listen to Little Red, also earned them critical praise nationwide with The Age’s EG calling it one of the freshest albums they’d heard all year and (Melbourne) Magazine describing it “a great, exciting and passionate album”. Listen to Little Red cracked the Australian ARIA chart at #29, becoming Triple J’s ‘Album of the Week’ and garnering heavy local airplay. Soon, packed out local residencies gave way to national tours and slots at major festivals such as The Big Day Out, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival , V Festival, Meredith Music Festival, and The Falls Festival. Recently they supported Blondie and The Pretenders. Listen to Little Red sold over 25,000 copies in Australia and was released in the UK through Lucky Number Records. Little Red knocked the socks off sell-out crowds in London and beyond before returning home to work on Midnight Remember, available now through Liberation Records.


Midnight Remember - September 2010
Listen to Little Red - March 2009