Rackett Are Ted’s Records Band Of The Year 2016

It’s been a hell of a year for new music in Sydney as always, but amid the thunderstorm of talent I saw blow through the city this year, one band stood out. Despite only being formed at the beginning of the year, their live shows were electrifying and instantly impressive, challenging and in your face, and totally off its leash. Despite there being only a single recorded track out in the wild, every song was like meeting a new pal, immediately engaging, catchy and irrepressible. I’ve loved every second of the shows I saw them play this year – can’t wait to see them again in 2017.

Ladies and gentlemen – Rackett.

Watch the tribute – it’s got photos and music in it (plus a bit of me, but you can skip past that bit):

Or, just check out the shots:

At Vic On The Park:

At Frankie’s Pizza:

At Brighton Up Bar: