Megastick Fanfare are a young five-piece experimental pop band from Sydney. Megastick employ a variety of instrumentation, both acoustic and electronic, to create their dynamic, wide-ranging sound, with all five members playing multiple instruments and collaborating in the songwriting process.
Live, the band are quickly becoming renowned for their energetic, unique performances. Every Megastick show is opened with a brand new 'fanfare': a special piece of music unique to that night.
In their short history, Megastick have been Unearthed by Triple J, supported Cloud Control, Seekae, High Places (USA) and El Guinchio (Spain), appeared on Spunk! Records impressive singles club compilation and released a split 7" with fellow Sydney experimentalists Kyü. In May 2011, Megastick Fanfare released their debut album, Grit Aglow, to critical acclaim: The Brag called it 'one of best albums to come out of Sydney this year'; JMAG described it as 'a sonic explosion that will leave you flabbergasted' (JMAG).
Recorded by the band with friend Frey Lindsay in the band's own rehearsal space, and mixed by Jonathan Boulet, Grit Aglow experiments broadly with both texture and structure, while maintaining a firm pop grounding and melodic focus. A variety of influences and instrumentation culminate in an album that traverses the full experimental pop spectrum, from abrasive intensity to incendiary sparkle.