#Ball Park Music
It has been a tremendous journey since the five-piece formed in 2008 while studying music at university. In seven years, they’ve produced five albums – the last four having consecutively debuted in the top 10 of the ARIA charts. The band continue to sell out bigger venues each time they tour and regularly appear on the Australian festival circuit, including Falls Festival, Groovin The Moo and Splendour in the Grass.
Their debut album showcased the rich melancholy in Sam Cromack’s voice, which, wrapped in Jen Boyce’s warm, yet powerful harmonies, all the better compliments his oft absurdist and tongue-in-cheek lyricisms. All its members proved crucial to what sets the band apart: Paul Furness’ keys flourishes, Dean Hanson’s willingness to push the boundaries of tone and Daniel Hanson’s genre-diverse drumming.
In 2018, their fifth record GOOD MOOD debuted at #6 on the ARIA chart and received ARIA Award nominations for Best Cover Art, Best Producer and Best Engineer. The euphoric single ‘Exactly How You Are’ landed at #18 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2017. With ‘Hands Off My Body’s punk-heavy exploration of self-image, and the poetic, endearing introspection of ‘I Am A Dog’, BPM have pushed themselves into new territory yet again. Their national tour with San Cisco saw them play the biggest venues of their career, taking on hometown venue the Riverstage, Big Top in Sydney, Fremantle Arts Centre and selling out Festival Hall in Melbourne.