Big Love

Published in Billboard Magazine

Australian melodic rock quartet Kisschasy is enjoying the summer Down Under.

The band’s third album, “Seizures” (Eleven/Universal Music Australia), was recently certified gold (35,000 copies shipped), and Kisschasy will appear on the main stage at the Big Day Out festival, which will travel across Australasia Jan. 15-17. In October, the act won pay-TV music specialist Channel V’s viewer-voted Oz Artist Award.

“The third album is traditionally when a band hits their stride,” the group’s manager John Watson says. “These guys are still in their early to mid-20s—they’ve just got a lockdown on what they do best.”

A strong live show and frontman Darren Cordeux’s songwriting mastery have carved out a growing following, backed by strong support by national radio networks Triple J and Nova, as well as Channel V.

“They’ve always been one of those groups who haven’t figured on the industry radar but formed a very strong connection with their audience,” Watson says.

Recorded in Los Angeles, “Seizures” peaked at No. 15 on the Australia Recording Industry Assn. albums chart in the week after its August release.

Watson says the band will weigh its international options following the Big Day Out shows. Kisschasy is booked by the Harbour Agency and published by Sony/ATV.