Don’t be mistaken, Dallas Frasca is a band and not just named after the lead singer. Like Blondie and PJ Harvey that came before them, it is clear that namesake front woman Dallas and guitarist Jeff Curran are the driving force of the Melbourne based trio, which other members rotate.
The unconventional songwriters are two guitars, vocals and a beast behind the kit. They fit somewhere in between blues riffed The Black Keys, and the incredible full-throated wail of Janis Joplin. Having no bass, the drums are integral to the sonic massive-ness that fits in-between the mechanical style riffs, their songs are catchy, huge and you can feel the truth in their tales.
2018 saw front woman Dallas Frasca a finalist for the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards in the ‘Artistic Excellence’ category and in April 2018, showed off her guitar skills to an estimated 1.5 billion viewers for the closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast, Australia. The bands album, Love Army hit the Top 30 ARIA Charts in Australia in 2015, and their song, Success Is The Best Revenge from the 2015 release, was the theme song as the worldwide sync on the popular TV show, Bondi Ink. A collaboration with Ugly Kid Joe was released on the Californian bands latest album, Uglier Than They Used To Be that hit #10 charts on BBC charts in the UK. They won Triple J’s Light Your Fuse Comp.& then in 2013 they signed to French label, Verygroup (Bjork, Baby Metal, Toto, Gamma Ray) after they gained attention from placing 3rd in the AAA category for the International Song-writing Competition. In 2014 they released their controversial film clip for single, You Are Beautiful that went viral and gained over ¼ million views and appeared on film, Embrace.
The band continues into their 13thyear as strong and self-determined as ever, the Melbourne Aussie rock legends rattled fans with their fearsome track Wasting Time from their E.P, Dirt Buzz.
2017 launched the bands self-owned and run independent label, Spank Betty Records, saw Dallas became a APRA AMCOS Ambassador and if all that wasn’t enough, not once, but twice in 2018 Dallas directed a hugely successful ‘world first of it’s kind’; A Hitch To The Sticks Festival that takes the audience on the road across regional areas in Australia.
They have over 900 shows and 9 international tours under their belts and looks like there are no signs of slowing down yet.