The Settlement are a roots-based indie band hailing from Western Victoria. With a penchant for a genuine, acoustic vibe, and a reputation for bloody excellent live shows, they’re quickly making a name for themselves around the country.

To promote the release of their newest single ‘She’s Alright’, taken from their upcoming LP, the group started off a trek up and down the East Coast, but things soon turned a little bit pear-shaped – not to mention painful.

Thankfully, they decided to keep a log of their travels to share with us the highs and lows of being out on the road.

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On Tour With The Settlement

Hey, Calvano here from The Settlement, here’s a little pic diary of our ‘She’s Alright’ tour.

First stop on the ‘She’s Alright’ tour was The Spotted Mallard. We’re are familiar with this venue and love watching people walk into the place for first time, such a rad space. The lads, especially Baker, were pumped to get back on the road with the boys.


Next stop was the amazing Swagger Fest. Wendee (band van) was packed tight and ready for a weekend of tunes and catching up with new and old mates. Matty (violin) did hold the “van packer/tetris” badge, but our drummer Harry took that badge from him with this magnificent effort below.


Swagger Fest absolutely delivered and we were feeling a little bit “loopy” after it all but definitely a festival we would love to revisit.


Next stop was home for a bit before hitting Belgrave and the QLD leg of the tour.
During this time I thought it’d be a good idea to chase my ‘Hoop Dreams’….


While playing basketball, I had a freak incident which landed me with two broken ribs, a punctured lung and a badly smashed kidney. This news was gutting and cancelled our shows at the Sooki Lounge and all the QLD leg of the tour. My hospital was brief and blurry….


So with the hole in my lung healed and with two broken ribs it was time to hit the road again. First stop, Halls Gap for the inaugural Peaks & Sounds Fest. Halls Gap is one of our favourite spots, it’s just bloody byardiful!


After that it was time to leave Vic and head to NSW. First stop was Stag & Hunter (Newcastle). By then the lads had got sick of me whining about my ribs and I was banished to the back of the van. After that we hit up Leadbelly (Sydney) and The Pier (Port Macquarie). It was great to hit up some new venues in NSW.


After a 26hr day of travelling non stop the lads and I were pepped. It was a great tour with ups and downs but we cant wait to get back out there in 2017, fit and well!


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