"The tunes bristle with Pub-Rock vigour, lean guitars & thumping drums"
Noel Mengel, Courier Mail
"Blank Check is a debut album filled with classic pop hooks and energetic melodies"
Ash Goldberg, themusic.com.au
"The perfect bit of teenage energy and (adult( lyrical sharpness under a tight suit"
Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald
What happened when two strangers; one a songwriter from London
& the other a guitarist from California, met in Melbourne, Australia?
They recruited the most handsome rhythm section in the city,
and created the best new-wave garage-pop ensemble the country
has ever heard.
This is the ongoing story of The Solicitors...
The group formed in late 2012, and on the strength of their demos alone the band were picked up by local indie label Popboomerang Records before they had even played a gig. They released their debut EP 'Made To Measure'in July the next year. The record garnered rave reviews in both national and international print media (a glowing review from the Sydney Morning Herald, a feature in Big Takeover magazine US as one of the releases of 2013, and Parisian music magazine 'Magic's 'Espoir 2014' some of the many highlights). The release received some great airplay at home and abroad, and glowing praise from countless music blogs world-wide, leading to licensing deals in Japan and the US.
“The perfect bit of teenage energy and adult (lyrical) sharpness under a tight suit. Make room for this"
Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald (AUS)
“Made To Measure abounds with energy and crunch – along with hooks made for the radio. Their melodies are strong, the production is topnotch, and Jones is a songwriter of considerable potential” Faster&Louder (AUS)
“So catchy, this EP is a hit in the making if ever I heard one! Outstanding!”
Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio Show (US)
The groups reputation grew as one of the city's must-see live acts, and before long the audiences were growing too(The band are now playing to some of the biggest venues across Melbourne with national and international tours scheduled for 2014). As their stock continued to rise November 2013 saw the release of a digital only single, and The Solicitors first music video, for their track 'Quicksand'
“No duds. Each tune will put you in a good mood or at least have you singing along” Powerpopaholic Blog (US)
“The Solicitors punchy tunes and brazen wordplay make for the finest new wave you'll have heard in aeons” Fashionkunt.com (EU)
“The music is well-written, uptempo punky newwave, with a decided bite to the lyrical content. All tracks are cracking good”
When You Motor Away Blog (US)
“Its the best skinny-tie music I've heard in years”
Peterspowerpop Blog (US)
In 2014 the band kicked off the year by releasing 'Help Me Forget' exclusively on their Triple J Unearthed page. The track got some great reviews and radio-play and made sure the foot remained firmly on the gas.
"Some hook filled pop going on here, nice one!"
Zan Rowe, Triple J
"Well produced Power-pop with a clever hook too!"
Max Quinn, Triple J
JULY 2014- The band release 'If You Let Me Hold You' the lead single from their upcoming debut album 'Blank Check'
October 2014 the band release their eagerly anticipated debut LP 'Blank Check' to rave-reviews in the press and embark upon a National tour to co-incide with the release.
On the back of the release the band are picked up by German label All Star Manufacturing Records to release a limited edition 7" featuring two of the tracks from the LP. The album also gets licensed to Rock Indiana Records in Spain.
February 2015 the group release the second single from the album
(You Should See) The Look On Your Face, and make their debut on Rage TV on ABC.
The video is premiered online by ToneDeaf music.
You can see the new video below.