Setting the bench-mark high, Casual Projects’ first single ‘Move Along’ earned the band a position as one of the winners of the International Songwriting Competition in the top 15 songs of the pop category ahead of 15,000 others. It then went on to be selected as a Rage ‘Indie Clip of the Week’ and was flogged by Channel V on their ‘New Stock’ show. The band took their show on the road between April and July doing twenty-six shows including a sell-out performance in Canberra attended by 600 die-hard fans.
The second single ‘Golden Eggs’ was also selected as a Rage ‘Indie Clip of the Week’ and was aired on Channel V’s ‘New Stock’ show. All of this attention helped to earn the band a spot on the Jack Daniels sponsored ‘JD set’ show airing on Nova across the country, as well as other community and commercial radio stations across Australia for the months following its release.
Another of the highlight tracks from the album ‘Little Things’ has also made some big players sit up and take notice. The bands combination of jazzy keys, guitar, bass and drums attracted the attention of global surf brand Billabong who recently snapped up the track and licensed it for ‘Surf Pro’ DVD with a circulation of 75,000.
With these big boots to fill, ‘Time’ is proving to be a worthy successor. Combining elements of hip hop and rock, ‘Time’ was produced by heavyweight producer Tony ‘Buchman’ Buchen (Macromantics, Pigeon John, Abby Dobson, Blue King Brown, The Whitlams and Kid Confucius). Delivering a beat which punches through a funky guitar riff ‘Time’ combines Casual Projects’ trademark lyrical honesty with a hook that could catch a shark. With Halloween just around the corner, the band decided to shoot the ‘Time’ video clip on site at the very spooky Kenmore ‘Haunted’ Psychiatric Hospital in Goulburn, NSW. There’s nothing like a zombie love story to tear at the heartstrings. Keep an eye out for this one!
Now midway through their forth East Coast tour for 2008, Casual Projects are hitting the ANU stage THIS FRIDAY with special guests from the Gold Coast ROGERTHAT, and locals MONSTER ELEPHANTE. The doors will be open from 8pm, and the roof will blow off when the boys hit the stage @ 11pm.