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Aug 8, 2014 11:35 AM

Lisa Occhino

Watch: The Griswolds Perform 'Mississippi' at Sonicbids Office Gig

The Griswolds performing at their Sonicbids Office Gig. (Photo by Lisa Occhino)

After getting to meet the charming, chill, and super talented dudes that make up The Griswolds when they swung by the Sonicbids office as they were passing through Boston earlier this month, we can safely say that they're officially our new favorite Aussies.

Spotlight On: The Griswolds

Photo via The Griswolds

With immediately memorable tunes, contagious energy and a laid-back party hearty style to boot, it's no surprise that Australian indie rock band The Griswolds is blowing up around the globe. After posting their song "Mississippi" online in 2012, music bloggers immediated devoured it and wasted no time spreading it. This created the perfect stepping stone for The Griswolds – composed of Christopher Whitehall (lead singer), Daniel Duque-Perez (guitarist), Tim John (bassist) and Chris Riley (drummer) – to launch their careers. The quartet followed up with their debut EP Heart of a Lionwhich climbed the Australian charts, and they began to tour in their native country and also made debuts in Europe and America.

The band recently recorded their first full-length album and is touring the States for the next few months. Before they headed off for a show earlier this week at Great Scott in Allston, MA, we were fortunate enough to have them stop by the Sonicbids headquarters in Boston for an office gig. We caught up with guitarist Dan to get the all the details about the band, the new album and what advice they would pass onto aspiring musicians.