The Snowdroppers
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The Snowdroppers

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | MAJOR

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | MAJOR
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Discography

2008 - Bottom Of The Trough (EP)
2009 - Too Late To Pray (LP)
2010 - Do The Stomp (Single)

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The term SNOWDROPPER has dual meanings; it’s a 1920’s slang term for cocaine addicts, but also a turn of phrase referring to deeply disturbed individuals who have a penchant for stealing woman’s panties off clotheslines. As a band The Snowdroppers have a foot in both camps, but they also delight in delivering boozed up, toe tapping, foot stomping blues rock, all with a thrillingly ‘tip your hat’ homage to nostalgia.

The Snowdroppers’ one true calling in life is to introduce and convert heathen nonbelievers (especially the young, the old, the fragile and the interned) into a new generation of obsessed blues drenched rock n’ roll acolytes. These four clean-limbed honkeys, Johnny Wishbone (Vocals, Banjo & Harmonica), Pauly K (Guitar), London (Bass) and Cougar Jones (Drums) are in reality dirty boys eager to mix things up a little. Fusing their love of the old time blues and country masters with their more contemporary influences, The Snowdroppers are hell-bent on promoting promiscuity and will deliver that message courtesy of their ribald songs of fornication and intoxication.

Too Late To Pray is a 12 track album that is an all out assault on the mundane, expanding musical styles from the humblest of Blues to Rockabilly, Punk, Gospel, Country as well as the unmistakable sound of percussive 70’s porn movie instrumentals.

Their debut CD arrived in the ARIA Top 100 and the first single ‘Rosemary’ had radio programmers across the country rushing to reschedule news bulletins to find extra on air time for it, while TV networks and shows like Rage (Indie Clip Of The Week), Channel V (V Music Promo) and MTV have all strengthened and readjusted their satellite dishes so the video can make contact with a larger audience including extraterrestrial life forms (every market is important to these guys - even distant universes).

Hot off the heels of being named in the top ten band to watch in 2010 by Sydney Morning Herald & Rolling Stone The Snowdroppers continue to play live to packed houses around the country. A string of sold out Sydney shows, a highly successful “Do The Stomp” national headline tour, stunning unexpected audiences while supporting international heavyweights such as Seasick Steve and The Avett Brothers and frequenting festival stages such as East Coast Blues and Roots, Come Together, Peats Ridge solidified The Snowdroppers energetic and exhilarating live reputation.

It was this reputation both on stage and off that saw them as the first Australian band to be accepted to the 2011 SXSW in Austin, Texas. Following these performances they headed to the East and West Coast playing shows in New York (Southpaw, The Bell House) and Los Angeles (Viper Room) making a very strong impression on their first US adventure.

Combining a healthy cocktail of sex, death, blues and religion has made The Snowdroppers ready and able to live up to their ever expanding reputation.

HIGHLIGHTS

Publications
- Sydney Morning Herald & Rolling Stone top ten bands to watch In 2010
- Top 25 band to watch out for in 2010 in Australian Guitar Magazine
- Top 25 bands to watch for in 2010 in Blunt Magazine
- "Buzz Band" pick in The Music Network
- "Rosemary" single free download in Blunt Magazine and Australian Guitar
- MySpace "Home Grown" feature artists
- 4 page fashion spread and interview in Ralph Magazine
- 4 Star review in Rolling Stone Magazine
- CD of the Week - Drum Media

TV & Radio
- "Rosemary" video, Rage (ABC) "Indie clip of the Week"
- "Rosemary" video added to rotation on Rage (ABC), Channel V & MTV networks
- "Do The Stomp" video added to rotation on Rage (ABC), Channel V & MTV networks
- "Rosemary" video "Hit Pick Clip" on J Play
- Featured artist on XYZ networks advertisement for youth network Channel V website
- Album of the week PBS FM
- Top 21 most played album on 3D radio for 6 weeks running
- Interviews and rotation on Triple M, NOVA (Australian Commercial Radio)
- Hit Pick Singles to Community Radio “Music Network”
- Appearing and contributing to the new Australian film RED DOG (Coming Out 2011)

Tour
- October 2010 touring New Zealand supporting Gin Wigmore
- Showcased at Tamworth's annual Country Music Festival
- National support for Grinspoon's "Six To Midnight" Tour
- International supports include: Avett Brothers, Seasick Steve,
- Festivals include: Sydney Big Day Out 2007, Newtown Festival, Canberra Fringe Festival, Come Together, Peats Ridge New Year’s Festival, Playground Weekend as well as headlining the APRA stage at East Coast Blues and Roots Festival plus many more
- “Do The Stomp” National tour – Near sold out run
- SXSW 2011
- New York - Southpaw and The Bell House
- Los Angeles - Viper Room

REVIEWS

• ”If you cant dance to this mix of jangling banjo, crisp guitars and
plodding bass, then you are already dead” Australian Guitar
Magazine (FEATURE HIT PICK)

• “ The Snowdroppers will lead you down a boozed – up, foot stompin’,