Los Angeles, CA – August 12, 2020 – Australian act, The Buckleys, have announced the release of their forthcoming debut album Daydream on September 25, 2020 via Petrol Records/Universal Records/UMe. “This is our first album and we wanted to put every bit of ourselves into it in every moment,” says vocalist Sarah Grace Buckley. Daydream is available for pre-order here: https://TheBuckleys.lnk.to/Daydream.
Purveyors of what they call “Hippie Country,” – a genre representing the infectious personality and spirited conscience that the band maintains through these tough times, these three young artists – Sarah 20, Lachlan 19 and Molly 17, – have been making strides since they released their first singles in 2019, including “Daydream,” which catapulted the trio into the limelight, scoring a #1 single on Australian country radio, which was followed by the second single, “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” which reached #3. Their worldwide debut single “Money” reached #2 and its follow up “Breathe” at #3 and headed upwards to #2..
As international touring opportunities became limited in 2020, the band found another way to tap into a much larger market. The Buckleys became one of the first bands to capture a global audience in the midst of a pandemic, with their groundbreaking world virtual tour achieving a ‘virtual reach’ of more than 4.5 million. Presented by Live Nation, the world virtual tour was developed in conjunction with Live Nation and the band’s record label, Petrol Records and US label, UMe. Performing individually curated shows for specific regions, starting in North America and adding additional dates all over the world (Latin America, Asia, Europe, India, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa), performances were streamed on newly launched Live Nation Live From Home platform, House of Blues’ and their partners (Book My Show, Mojo Concerts, Big Concerts) social platforms. Through these online channels, the rising hippie country siblings were able to recreate the personalized “live” experience, during a time of social distancing.
Now with a global audience who has been introduced to the band, The Buckleys are prepping for the release of their debut album.
“Our album Daydream came from a time of discovery of our music, of the world, and of ourselves as people,” says Sarah. Working with an impressive line-up of established country writers, including Emily Shackelton (Carly Peace), JT Harding (Blake Shelton, Keith Urban), Marty Dodson (Kenny Chesney) and Jennifer Hanson (Billy Currington), and GRAMMY Award-winning engineer and producer Chad Carlson (Trisha Yearwood, Taylor Swift, Lady A) who also produced the album, Daydream draws on the siblings’ tight family roots and their natural ability to write memorable melodies and hooks. Songs like the country balladry of ’Til You Can’t Go Back’ and the cool grooves of “Feeling The Love” and the Motown-ish ‘Glad You Did,” show the band’s diversity for songwriting.
“When the three of us get together, we love putting smiles on peoples’ faces and seeing them dancing and having a great time,” says Sarah. “Music is so powerful and making people happy and making memories is definitely a place that we want to be.”
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About Petrol Records
Petrol, founded in 2000, is the world’s most successful first all-digital record company and the first independent label to sign a worldwide distribution agreement with Apple Inc.’s iTunes. Petrol’s numerous chart and sales successes over the years in various musical genres, together with Christopher M. Murphy’s other multimedia endeavors, resulting in Murphy receiving the New South Wales Premier’s Expo Award for Arts & Entertainment and being named Australian Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Review Weekly for his many achievements. In 2008 Murphy received a Grammy nomination for his documentary on the street music of Cuba (now referred to as ‘Reggaeton’). In 2009, Petrol signed INXS’ classic catalog to the label and in 2017, INXS were awarded for achieving 50 million worldwide sales. With iTunes alone, Petrol has achieved more than 180 #1’s, more than 700 Top 10, and more than 1,600 Top 100 positions. In addition to Murphy’s Grammy nomination for a cutting-edge documentary, and following the # 1 rated television mini-series in 2014, Petrol broke all records with six albums in the Top 10 & INXS were recently named ARTIST of the DECADE in Australia for their highest selling album The Very Best. With millions of records sold worldwide and ranking as one of the world’s most successful independent labels, Petrol continues to succeed in the marketplace.