West Australian indie-pop quartet San Cisco are touring with Thelma Plum and stopping by the UniBar in Wollongong on Saturday June 3.
Still in their early twenties, San Cisco have an enviable catalogue of hit songs like "Awkward" and "Fred Astaire" that will be sure to feature on the setlist alongside tunes from their freshly released album The Water.
Drummer and vocalist Scarlett Stevens said WA had a thriving music and arts scene so they’ve never seen a need to relocate, even though the distance can make touring expensive.
“Fremantle (and WA) used to be dubbed the most isolated city in world. But when you’re over here and you’re making music I think we feel pretty connected,” Stevens said.
“Making so many friends in industry it does feel like a small community and we’ve never really felt the need to move overseas or interstate. I guess in this day and age with [the Internet] the world feels smaller than ever.”
The group has played some massive festivals overseas like Lollapalooza but Stevens said their biggest fanbase outside of Australia is in Mexico.
“We played there once and it was insane at this festival called Viva Latino which is a predominantly Latin lineup,” she said.
Keeping up with technology and social media is now the biggest challenge the group faces though Stevens isn’t worried.
“You can get really down about people not buying music [and streaming instead], but I truly believe … if the music is good it speaks for itself and it will be heard,” she said.
“We just have to move with the times, I think making good music and touring it and staying connected with fans is the best thing to do.”
San Cisco, Wollongong UniBar Saturday June 3; Splendour In The Grass July 21 – 23.