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Today, Australian indie royalty San Cisco have announced their highly anticipated fifth studio album ‘Under The Light’ to be released on 1 March 2024. To mark the announcement the Fremantle trio have also revealed a brand new single High and additionally the mysterious and cinematic official video clip. San Cisco have also today announced they will be heading to the UK for a headline show in London.

Striking the balance between euphoria and melancholy, San Cisco’s fifth studio album ‘Under The Light’ sees the trio enter a new phase of maturity, vulnerability and experimentation both musically and lyrically – a record that “truly embodies the genuine essence of San Cisco.” Spending the first half of the year deep in studio sessions split between LA and Fremantle recording ‘Under The Light’, the forthcoming record is a collaborative work with producer James Ireland (PondCuco) and mixed by Grammy-Award winning engineer Neal H. Pogue (Steve LacyTyler The CreatorOutkast) and Anthony Dolhai (Carly Rae JepsenKesha). “Collaborating with our close friend and producer, James Ireland, was an exciting and fresh journey that allowed us to fully actualise our musical aspirations. The album was predominantly written and recorded in our studio, kitchens, and living rooms at home in Fremantle” the band explain. “This unique experience was unlike anything we’ve undertaken before, and we couldn’t be prouder of this body of work.”

Featuring recent singles Lost Without You, Horoscope, Honeycomb and album title track Under The Light, the forthcoming record delves into new sonic territories we’ve yet to hear from the band, introducing elements of electronic, garage and house music. It’s the sound of a beloved bastion of indie-pop emerging, growing, and contorting as they explore new collaborations, instrumentation, and songwriting techniques.

To mark the announcement, San Cisco have revealed their latest single High that taps into the themes of tainted sweetness, and the push and pull of desire and fear that are explored throughout the coming record. San Cisco explain “the feeling of falling deeply in love is paradoxically euphoric and terrifying. It can become a breeding ground for your insecurities, what I think of as ‘lovers imposter syndrome’. When you find yourself besotted with such an inimitable person, we can often be left to face the fear of failure, of ‘not being good enough’ or impressive as them, leaving us entertaining the idea of falling from these newly found heights and losing it all.”  High only adds to the anticipation for what’s to come from the new Fremantle trio as they enter a new phase of maturity, vulnerability and experimentation.

Directed by Levi Cranston and shot on location in NSW’s chilly Blue Mountains, San Cisco have also revealed the official video clip for High – setting the scene of a typical, innocent love story that unravels into something that seems much more sinister in flashes throughout the video clip with the storyline left to be continued in another installation.  “There’s something insidious about this cheesy love story” director Levi Cranston explains, “perhaps all that warm, glowing, spinning, slow-motion stuff is true love; don’t they look happy? Don’t look too hard at the cold rain and the crows and the red tide. Forget about that. That will come later. . .” 

“We embarked on a pilgrimage from Fremantle to the serene, yet chilly Blue Mountains to bear witness to the creation of this visual masterpiece. Levi, along with his meticulously assembled team, has a unique way of weaving magic and immortalizing it on 16mm film. The process exudes a raw, visceral energy reminiscent of recording on analog tape” the band explain. “While our presence in this video is minimal, it marks a refreshing departure from the conventional music video. If you find yourself thinking that the story remains unfinished, you’re absolutely correct.”

A huge day for the Fremantle trio, San Cisco have also today announced they will be heading to the UK for a headline show in London on Tuesday 11 June at Scala. Tickets will be available from 10am local time on Friday 20 October HERE.

Renowned for their energetic and ecstatic live show, the band recently joined the all-star entertainment lineup at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, and will be kicking off their national headline tour in November playing shows in Kingscliff, Brisbane, Sydney, Gosford, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth over November and December, joined by special guest and fellow Fremantle rising star Noah Dillon.

*w/ Noah Dillon

Thu Nov 2 – Kingscliff Hotel – Kingscliff NSW*
Fri Nov 3 – Princess Theatre – Brisbane QLD*
Sat Nov 4 – Metro Theatre – Sydney NSW*
Sun Nov 5 – Drifters Wharf – Gosford NSW*
Fri Nov 10 – Hindley Street Hall – Adelaide SA*
Sat Nov 11 – Northcote Theatre – Melbourne VIC*
Sun Nov 12 – Torquay Hotel – Torquay VIC*
Fri Dec 8 – Ice Cream Factory – Perth WA


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