Little Scout
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Little Scout

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE
Band Alternative Pop


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"Belle & Sebastian, Little Scout, The Tivoli March 7 2011."

Local dream pop outfit Little Scout hit the stage to a half-full Tivoli and prove to be the perfect choice as tonight’s openers. Baroque Grizzly Bear-style flourishes combined with beguiling frontwoman Mel Tickle’s Beth Orton-meets-Washington vocals give these guys a cosy offbeat feel that rewards with the more attention paid. ‘Take Your Light’ starts off with a funeral beat which is then littered with Andrew Bird quirk. Throughout their set Kirsty Tickle’s cascading twinkles of piano coat the whole thing in fairy dust loveliness whilst the band heads into darker territory on more than one occasion, the duel drumming finale finding the singer joining the drummer on tubs in a stomping finale. The new album should be awesome. - Street Press Australia


The Dead Loss EP (2008)
Single 'Dead Loss' - triple j play and national community radio play, unearthed by triple j.

Different in the Distance EP (2009)
Single 'Paper Aeroplanes' - triple j and national community radio play.
Single 'Shakes And Rattles' - national community radio play.

Take Your Light (album due out mid-2011)
Single 'We Are Walking Out' - triple j play and national community radio play, added to B Rotation on FBi Sydney April 2011.



Brisbane indie dream-pop collective Little Scout kicked off an already incredible 2011 by supporting Belle and Sebastian in Brisbane in March, and touring the east coast of Australia with Sydney band Parades in April. The band also played alongside Custard, Screamfeeder, Hungry Kids of Hungary and Regurgitator at Brisbane’s flood benefit Float On in February. 2010 saw Little Scout in demand, supporting the likes of The New Pornographers (Canada), Camera Obscura (Scotland), Sally Seltmann and Clare Bowditch, while recording their debut album with Jonathan Boulet in his garage in Sydney. Produced by Scott Bromiley and mastered by Adam Dempsey, the band has released the first offering from their forthcoming album, single ‘We Are Walking Out’, receiving play on national youth broadcaster triple j and community radio Australia-wide. The band's debut album 'Take Your Light' is set for Australian release in the middle part of 2011.

Listen to We Are Walking Out:

Little Scout independently released two EPs, The Dead Loss EP (2008) and Different in the Distance (2009), both receiving airplay on triple j and national community radio stations, were named as one of triple j’s ‘Next Crop’ artists in late-2008, and made the state finals of MTV’s Kickstart competition in the same year. In 2009 Little Scout toured the east coast with Belles Will Ring and Philadelphia Grand Jury, and shortly after they jumped on board a regional Queensland tour with Josh Pyke. The band has also played alongside Jens Lekman (Sweden), Holly Throsby, The Middle East, The John Steel Singers and Cloud Control.

“Little Scout deliver sweet pop tunes which use layered instrumentation to compliment singer Melissa Tickle’s delicate yet definite voice.” - AU Review

“Little Scout captured the audience with their sweet harmonic pop tunes. Relying mainly on reverb-drenched guitars with a strong emphasis on dual female vocals, the set was a solid showcase of their growing repertoire. Swirling drums and jangly guitars provided a gentle push that ensured a fluid set.” - Drum Media, Sydney

“With a frontwoman as cute as her vocal delivery and charisma visibly pouring out from behind the drum kit, the quintet delivered an unexpectedly brilliant prelude for what was to come.” -

“Melissa Tickle’s voice is adorable, her voice leads the band inexorably down the path of gentle, Blasko-y Scando pop” - The Brag, Sydney