Salarymen command attention from any crowd with compelling songwriting, carefully crafted visuals and enthralling live performances. The Sydney-based band have developed a solid reputation for producing charming indie cuts, combining a sonically-rich mixture of pop, psych, rock and folk elements. Part of their unique appeal lies in their vocal dynamics, which feature two distinct, yet complementary female and male voices working together in harmony.
Bursting onto the scene in late 2019, Salarymen have become a formidable force in the Australian indie scene. Following the success of their debut EP ‘Scene Change’ in 2021, they returned in 2022 with their sophomore EP ‘Head in the Sand’, which received praise from all corners of the music industry and landed them a spot at SXSW 2023.
The tracks earned multiple triple j premieres and rotation on triple j Unearthed, regular spots on local / international Spotify playlists and Apple Music NMD, features on NME, Pilerats and Life Without Andy, rotation on FBi, 2SER and SYN and much more. They’ve also sold out shows at The Vanguard with their five-piece band, supported the likes of Eliza & The Delusionals, The Vanns, The Lazy Eyes and The Delta Riggs, and been handpicked by The Jungle Giants as winners of the Smirnoff Ads for Artists competition.
Salarymen’s extended body of work showcases a level of depth and song writing prowess that is hard to ignore, catching the attention of award-winning producer Wayne Connolly (Cloud Control, Boy and Bear, The Vines), who signed them on his record label Scenic Drive.
Hot off the back of their EP tour in Japan and Australia, Salarymen are ready to continue their winning streak in 2023 with the release of their debut album and their first trip to the USA.
SUPPORT FOR SALARYMEN
“The group’s most potent project yet, ‘Head In The Sand’ is a fizzing, addictive selection of indie pop hymns”
“Buoyant, infectious, 60s loaded pop from a band who continue to serve up the goods”
4.5/5 Stars – Declan Byrne (triple j)
“A lilting, ethereal number, with a pretty vocal melody that defines the sophisticated turn of the band’s sound.”
“It’s the kind of track that’ll have you doing the twist in the morning and singing in the shower in the afternoon.”
Life Without Andy
“They’ve just about mastered the art of crafting songs that soar.”
Louder Than War (UK)