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- Big Day Out, Certificate IV, House of SAP, Sony Music, Sweet Anarchy, The Station, Triple M
Sweet Anarchy are a young alternative rock band with a riff driven and melodic hard rock sound. Featuring Certificate IV student Kristie Dix, Sweet Anarchy were formed in December 2012 with brothers Dylan and Tyler Di Palo, quickly earning the reputation as a must see live act.
Meeting at a Weekend Warriors gig, an immediate friendship and musical chemistry between the trio was discovered. “It didn’t take long for us to become friends,” Kristie said. “We bonded pretty quickly as we all love bands like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and the Misfits.” The punk ethos was clear with Dix, who in particular loved the lyricism of Jello Biafra. “I absolutely love the Dead Kennedys.” She confirms gleefully.
In 2013 the band won a coveted spot at the Big Day Out as the Triple M’s music jury’s choice. The band were one of the youngest bands to have played at the touring festival, supporting the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Killers. “It was so surreal having the opportunity to play one of Australia’s biggest music festivals.” Kristie said. “It was an amazing experience being able to have a taste of what it’s like playing at a large scale festival, especially considering how (young we were) and only being a band for a year at the time.”
The festival date was soon followed by the release of their first debut single ‘Paralyzed’ with Sony Music executive, Wayne Ringow to produce it.
2015 was a big year for the band, starting the year off by winning The Station’s Battle of the Bands which gave Sweet Anarchy the opportunity to record their first self-titled EP at the House of SAP soon after. They went on to release their second single ‘Darkness’, soon followed by the release and launch of their debut EP.
Kristie has found time this year to join the Music SA Certificate IV course to broaden her skills in the music industry. “My goal is to have a more in depth and greater understanding of the music industry. I love working with and meeting an amazing bunch of people who all share the same passion as I do.”
Sweet Anarchy have recently been back in the studio recording their second EP. They have matured both in their song writing ability and overall sound. Their EP is set for release later in the year; meanwhile they are continuing to play shows around Adelaide, whilst pushing the boundaries of what a young rock band can achieve. “For the past 6 months we’ve been working really hard recording our second EP… this EP has matured immensely and each track has a diverse and unique sound.” Dix said.
“Stay tuned, big things are yet to come!”