Los Angeles, CA – September 15, 2020 – To help celebrate their debut album Daydream via Petrol Records/Universal Records/UMe, Australian act The Buckleys announce a special live performance on release date Friday, September 25, 2020. “Daydream with The Buckleys, Live from Byron Bay” is a special event that the band wanted to share with the world around their debut album release. With the world on lockdown, they chose a very intimate location, their local church from their hometown in Byron Bay, Australia.
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The Buckleys recent U.S. highlights include a recent performance on The ACM Weekly, Radio Disney Country added their single “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” and CMT Music USA added their video “Breathe” to their rotation. The band created a groundswell in their country with each of their four released singles charting in the Top Five of Australian country radio. Their first single “Daydream,” catapulted the trio into the limelight, scoring a #1 single on Australian country radio, which was followed by the second single, “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” which reached #3. Their worldwide debut single “Money” reached #2 and its follow up “Breathe” at #3.
Globally the band has penetrated each continent with their groundbreaking world virtual tour this summer, achieving a ‘virtual reach’ of more than 4.5 million. Their world virtual tour was developed in conjunction with Live Nation and the band’s record label, Petrol Records and US label, UMe. These shows were streamed globally and each one focused on a specific territory including North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, India, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, on Live Nation’s Live From Home platform, on House of Blues’ socials, as well as on Live Nation’s partners (BookMyShow, Mojo Concerts, Big Concerts) social platforms.
Purveyors of what they call “Hippie Country” – a genre representing the infectious personality and spirited conscience that the band maintains through these tough times, these three young artists – Sarah 20, Lachlan 19 and Molly 17, have received widespread transcontinental praise in the media as well, for their refreshingly exciting brand of rootsy pop. American Songwriter lauded, “Every so often, something special comes along. Something so cool and authentic that the world has no choice but to sit up and take notice. The Buckleys are that special something.” Guitar World pointed out their “infectious, feel-good hooks” while The Honey Pop described them as a “blend of Country, Pop, Indie, and Americana with a sprinkle of Fleetwood Mac.” SPIN, LA Weekly, Billboard, Parklife DC, Twangville, The Tinnitist, and SiriusXM among others have showered the band with praise as well.
Working with an impressive line-up of established country writers, including Emily Shackelton (Carly Peace), JT Harding (Blake Shelton, Keith Urban), Marty Dodson (Kenny Chesney) and Jennifer Hanson (Billy Currington), and GRAMMY Award-winning engineer and producer Chad Carlson (Trisha Yearwood, Taylor Swift, Lady A) who also produced the album, Daydream draws on the siblings’ tight family roots and their natural ability to write memorable melodies and hooks. Songs like the country balladry of ’Til You Can’t Go Back’ and the cool grooves of “Feeling The Love” and the Motown-ish ‘Glad You Did,” show the band’s diversity for songwriting.
“When the three of us get together, we love putting smiles on peoples’ faces and seeing them dancing and having a great time,” says Sarah. “Music is so powerful and making people happy and making memories is definitely a place that we want to be.”
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in concert with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, opportunities in new technologies and an emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives to engage all types of consumers across multiple entry points and platforms.
About Petrol Records
Petrol, founded in 2000, is the world’s most successful first all-digital record company and the first independent label to sign a worldwide distribution agreement with Apple Inc.’s iTunes. Petrol’s numerous chart and sales successes over the years in various musical genres, together with Christopher M. Murphy’s other multimedia endeavors, resulting in Murphy receiving the New South Wales Premier’s Expo Award for Arts & Entertainment and being named Australian Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Review Weekly for his many achievements. In 2008 Murphy received a Grammy nomination for his documentary on the street music of Cuba (now referred to as ‘Reggaeton’). In 2009, Petrol signed INXS’ classic catalog to the label and in 2017, INXS were awarded for achieving 50 million worldwide sales. With iTunes alone, Petrol has achieved more than 180 #1’s, more than 700 Top 10, and more than 1,600 Top 100 positions. In addition to Murphy’s Grammy nomination for a cutting-edge documentary, and following the # 1 rated television mini-series in 2014, Petrol broke all records with six albums in the Top 10 & INXS were recently named ARTIST of the DECADE in Australia for their highest selling album The Very Best. With millions of records sold worldwide and ranking as one of the world’s most successful independent labels, Petrol continues to succeed in the marketplace.