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"Sydney Confirm Live @ Melodica Festival"

11 p.m.: Fallout Lounge must have been a bit behind schedule, because when I got there to see Florene, Dallas electro-pop group Sydney Confirm was starting to play. Fallout is a long, skinny bar, and the band was set up near the door, so it was damn near impossible to see any of the members with such a large crowd of dancing, drunken hipsters in the way. But that was the real show anyway. They couldn't get enough of Sydney Confirm's trashy-but-hella-catchy dance numbers. I'll have to see this band again when I can actually see it. - QuickDFW

"Sydney Confirm in Lawrence, KS"

Sydney Confirm is from Dallas, TX, but they don't play football or write country music. When they're not making all-night dance mixes, the Sydneys cook up slick, poppy tunes with drum sequencers and disco-ball synths. -

"Kitsune Approved Texans"

Next up is the Denton (for all you non-Texans, thats near Dallas) band/remix/production group of Sydney Confirm. These kids made noise when they grabbed the attention of French style makers Kitsune Maison (who are responsible for amazing electro compilations and releasing tracks by the likes of Yelle, Alex Gopher, Alan Braxe, Crystal Castles and Boys Noize) and their affiliate artist Thieves Like Us when they submitted their remix of T.L.U.'s Drugs in my Body for the Kitsune sponsored Thieves Like Us remix competition. They didn't win, but they came in third place.... out of about 300 entries!!! That's not too shabby if you ask me.

The Confirm crew wrangled a spot for the Dallas area Melodica Festival that's happening this weekend (Feb. 22nd) and I'm sure that after you hear their work, you'll go find out more about them yourself.... -

"The Scratch Pad w/ Sydney Confirm of the Fallout Lounge's Disqo Disco"

Sydney Confirm is a double-headed beast. Fresh off an Observer Music Award nomination for Best Electronic/Experimental Act and staying busy flaunting their DJ skills at Fallout Lounge’s buzzing Tuesday weekly, Disqo Disco, Sydney Confirm is quickly establishing itself as the go-to crew for lusty-electro-dance-parties.

We stopped by the Fallout Lounge to talk to Sean Humphrey and Preston Deanda about the meaning of sleaze and how dancing could just possibly save the world. (Third member of Sydney Confirm, Gian Carlos wasn’t present.)

Can you give us a three-word description of the style of music that you play?

Sean Humphrey: I got it!

[He whispers into Preston Deanda’s ear and they both smile.]

Preston Deanda: That’s a good one. I can’t argue with that...

Humphrey: "Hazy cosmic jive."

Do you want to give us any insight into the name Sydney Confirm?

Humphrey: [Smiles.] No, I don’t. It came out of nowhere, really. I really like the opera house in Sydney, Australia. But, other than that, no.

On your Web site, you describe your music as “ a massive rock traveling back in space to meet us here. A rock traveling at speeds that would make your sleazy uncle shit his pants.” Do you think that there is a high level of sleaze in the music you play?

Deanda: It’s definitely sweaty.

Humphrey: Yeah, there is some sleaze to an extent. I didn’t know about this until it happened, but there was some sleazy asshole up here last week that the other guys here got in a fight with. So, we don’t really like asshole-y sleaze.

Deanda: Maybe sexy sleaze.

Humphrey: Yeah, sexy sleaze.

Deanda: Actually, I think we’re crossing over into more of a romantic sleaze than a sexual sleaze. Hmm… It’s still sexual though.

Humphrey: Well, sexy isn’t sexual. It doesn’t have to be.

Deanda: True.

Humphrey: "Sexy sleaze." I think sexy sleaze is good.

Do you think dance parties can save the world?

Humphrey: Yes.

Deanda: Yes.

Humphrey: Well, dancing is such a primitive form of emotion…

Deanda: Expression. Anything that’s synonymous with celebration and having a good time and not worrying about anything else. I mean it’s Tuesday night…

Humphrey: Anything along those lines will inevitably save the world.

Deanda: Absolutely. This is somewhere where people come after work. You just drop everything and you have a good time. We’ve made some really good connections with people and bonded with people just because they love coming out and dancing.

Humphrey They need the release.

Deanda: Yes. Absolutely. I know I do

Humphrey: Release will save the world. [Smiles] You can quote me on that.

How do you stay on top of discovering new music?

Humphrey: I’m a very large Internet nerd.

Deanda: Yeah, blogging. I read a lot of Internet blogs.

Humphrey: Torrents, too. I used to try to stay on top of the newer stuff, but, now I’m digging deeper into '70s and whatever is good. I don’t know, I guess, sometimes I get bored of music after a while. So, I’ve been getting into the old stuff that I haven’t heard before.

Deanda: I usually read a lot of blogs and try to play what’s hot. But last week was the first time I played something from the '70s. I think it was Suzy-Q, and Sean actually came over to me and said, “Wow, this is really good.”

Humphrey: It wasn’t Suzy Q. I remember saying that to you, but it wasn’t Suzy Q.

Deanda: I think you’re thinking of Stacy Q.

Humphrey: Oh, yeah! You’re right.

Deanda: I should really play “Two of Hearts."

Humphrey: Can I just interject here and say that one time we were playing this show in Abilene for Sydney Confirm and we were sleeping in this house--I think it’s called the Castle--and they had this large room that used to be a pool and it’s indoors now and there’s no water in it? Evidently, some girl was murdered there--that’s the urban legend. We slept in the pool.

Deanda: The pool was full of couches.

Humphrey: The only thing I remember was waking up to Preston saying, “This is the best song of all time! I’m going to get this as my ring tone!” It was Stacy Q, “Two of Hearts.”

Deanda: And, actually, I left my phone there and we had to turn around half way home to get my phone and the only way we found it is because we were in this room--this giant pool--and I hear “Two of Hearts” playing from inside the couch cushion. Stacy Q saved my life right there.

Humphrey: Stacy Q saved his life. You can quote him on that.

Disqo Disco runs every Tuesday for free at the Fallout Lounge. - Dallas Observer

"Sydney Confirm, D Numbers, Sunward"

Well this looks fun.

Just two weeks after blowing people's minds with computer-based beats, whiny vocals and contagious energy at their Melodica Festival performance, the three young men of Sydney Confirm are back on stage performing, this time at Club Dada and in a billing that looks ripe for dancing. - Dallas Observer

"Sydney Confirm Controls Listeners With Irresistible Urge To Dance"

Sydney Confirm's double set at Sugar Shack during the 2008 Dalla Observer Music Awards Showcase was nothing short of phenomenal. After Dove Hunter had to back out of its set last-minute (damn you, walking pneumonia!), Sydney Confirm's members happily stepped up to the plate, performing one set as their Disqo Disco DJ alter egos and then another as the trio that got them nominated in our Best Electronic/Experimental Act category. The hot, sweaty mess of dancing fools at Sugar Shack more than proved Sydney Confirm's worthiness there; this electro-dance rock trio slayed its listeners with booty-shaking earworms that hit, it seems, just as the alcohol started taking effect. - Dallas Observer


Self Released:
Tour EP - Lovejoy: Mach Sechs + bonus tracks

Thieves Like Us (Kitsune) - Drugs In My Body (Sydney Confirm Remix)
Ocelot - Lo Sforzo (Sydney Confirm remix)
Miss TK & The Revenge - No Biters (Sydney Confirm Remix)



Sydney Confirm has never stood still for long. Began in 2004 as a throwaway solo side project, bigger visions and good times have transformed the band into something much more. With the help of friends Gian Carlos and Preston Deanda, the visions of the project are becoming bright young seedlings.

Since the addition of the two in August of 2007, Sydney Confirm has seen a two week tour through the Midwest and Texas. The building word of their exciting and unpredictable live shows has earned them bills with acts as diverse as Au Revoir Simone, HEALTH, Gang Gang Dance, The Death Set, Pepi Ginsberg, Skeleton$ and more.

Sonically, the group finds itself in the middle ground of the electronic dance music of today and the timeless pop of the past. Hints of dream pop, funk, tropicália, afrobeat, and punk seep into their material, and the outcome is a familiar but fresh feel.