“This is a really different sound. It’s great.”
– Dom Alessio, Triple J.
“Their eclectic sound brings forward raw emotion in their music, something that is hard to come across in most music pieces in the current world.”
– Ezra Magazine
“The Adelaide based quintet successfully combines the piano, drums, and guitars to emit a classic rock sound. However, it is the deep baritone voice of their lead singer and cool use of novel sounds that really make the band stand out from the pack. Watch out for these guys to get much bigger.”
– Aussie Playlist
OSCAR HOSE – Bass, saxophone, upper-range vocals, percussion
AARON WILLIAMS – Guitars, baritone vocals, bass, trumpet
MITCHELL SKINNER – Drums, synths, programming
RICHARD SALLIS – Lead vocals, mandolin, violin, guitars, percussion
TDEP DE PRINSE – Piano, organs, saxophone, oboe, backing vocals
STOCK EXCHANGE ARE A BAND. Specifically, a quintet from the Adelaide Hills who specialize in twisted indie rock. The group was founded by baritone vocalist Richard Sallis and bassist/saxophonist Oscar Hose; soon joined by guitarist and backing vocalist Aaron Williams, drummer Mitchell Skinner and pianist/saxophonist Tdep de Prinse.
Over the last year they have become an in-demand live band, having played many packed out venues, and performed alongside names including Stonefield, Bonjah, All The Colours, The Killgirls, Bad Dreems, The Salvadors and more.
Their live shows are known for being involved, energetic and dynamic; switching from intimacy to intensity using an unpredictable multi-instrumental setup. Their recordings have been described as raw and intricate, making use of unusual sounds and techniques such as century old pianos.
Within months of their formation, they competed in the Battle Of The Bands at Imaginate Festival and won. This was followed up by an EP of demos entitled “Casino” which completely sold out on the launch night. Live favorite “The City” became the #1 South Australian song on the Unearthed High charts, and remained there for several months. Another cut from the EP, “The Castle” was made a feature track on the Triple J website.
On February 24th, the band will release their first EP for Neidbau Records, Mr. Hollywood. Self-produced and mastered by Neville Clark (Hilltop Hoods), the EP captures Stock Exchange at their most wild and energetic. Combining century-old pianos with a chaotic avant-garde sax section, the band aims to conjure up a sound which is simultaneously retro and modern. It serves as a first taste of the bands upcoming debut LP – “The Best Night Of My Life”, with a release expected in 2016.
To contact the band, email firstname.lastname@example.org