Firetail's music spans from 70’s jazz-fusion, South Indian carnatic music and Melbourne's very own brand of jazz-tronica. Formed in 2018 as a collaborative recording project by bassist Jamie McElhinney the band has developed an ambient approach to song-writing that mixes bass heavy rhythms with evocative melodies and driving percussion.
From the bands earliest days playing warehouse parties and monthly dive bar residencies, the group was quickly swept into the festival scene playing shows such as Tanglewood, Folk Rhythm and Life, The Village Festival and has continued to push musical boundaries by collaborating with a wide variety of guest vocalist and instrumentalist. The result is colliding compositions that never stays in the box for long.
Jamie McElhinney, Marcos Vilallta, Anna Gordon, Keshav Yoganathan, Hong Yang, Jackie Hempshall
Bad Bad Not Good, Thundercat, Bonobo, Bjork, Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra