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New World Artists, Exclusive Booking Agents for DIET.
DIET formed over a love of all things Captured Tracks Records in a ramshackle share house at the end of
the Northern line of The Tube in London. There was a Smiths poster on the wall which may have
something to do with triple j presenters describing their knack for nostalgic synthesizers and playful guitar
lines as “shimmering with the sound from an alternate universe where Morrissey grew up beside the
Made up of best mates Carlos Tinsley, Ben O’Loughlin, Andrew Taylor, Ted Mitchell and William Clancy,
DIET have released a handful of songs that received nationwide and global attention. The debut single,
' Your House' , found itself added to various Spotify curated playlists such as Fresh Finds (US) and Musica
Do Dia (Brazil), and received a premiere on triple j’s Home & Hosed . This early attention gained the band
spots supporting the likes of Alex Lahey, Slum Sociable and Big White among others.
In October 2016, DIET. released their debut self-titled EP independently, and played to a sold out crowds
before heading back into the studio with local producer Dan ‘Caz’ Caswell to create a wave of new
The result is their Sundown EP, a collection of tracks that shine like a Brit-pop laden sunset - the first
being jangly single ' Take Me' which gained the band Spot rotation on triple j. The attention gained them a
spot on the New World Artists roster and a huge run of shows alongside Polish Club and West Thebarton
across the East Coast. Next came ‘Danny Boy’ in early 2018 , plus a national support spot for British India
and a spot at Cherry Rock Festival alongside Cosmic Psychos, The Chats and Gabriella Cohen.
Always champions of their local scene, the band also hosted and headlined a huge sold out not-so-diet-friendly pizza party in their hometown of Melbourne. DIET and pizza are natural enemies but for this extra special event, they came together and the band's fondness for the round shaped cheese delicacy was celebrated in a big way.
Described by Tone Deaf as “one of the tightest and most entertaining live bands you’ll find”, DIET bring
their infectious live show to industry and fans at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND this September as well as a bunch
of East Coast dates in August and September which will wrap up at 'Hills City' alongside The Bennies,
BATTS and more.
"What does an Australian summer sound like? The ebb of the ocean or the whine of a mozzie? Or maybe it’s
infectious, sunny, jangly rock songs, tinged with nostalgia for holidays past. It’s the sound that new
Melbourne band DIET. makes." - Broadsheet