Little Red

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Little Red
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Pop, rock
Years active 20052012
Labels Liberation Music
Associated acts The Greasers
The Hondas
Major Tom and The Atoms
Naked Bodies
Website Little Red Music
Past members Adrian Beltrame
Dominic Byrne
Taka Honda
Tom Hartney
Quang Dinh

Little Red were a rock band from Melbourne, Australia consisting of Adrian Beltrame (guitar, vocals), Dominic Byrne (guitar, vocals), Tom Hartney (keyboard, vocals), Quang Dinh (bass, vocals), and Taka Honda (drums).

Biography[edit]

The band was formed in 2005 and were featured on Triple J Unearthed.[1] The band won the 2008 Australia-wide 'Garage to V' competition held by Virgin Mobile to win a slot at all shows of the Australian V Festival in 2008,[2] while the band has also performed at the Falls Festival, Meredith Music Festival, the Big Day Out, the Pyramid Rock Festival and the Laneway Festival.

Little Red's songs "Waiting", "Coca-Cola" and "Witch Doctor" have all received regular play on Australian nation-wide radio station Triple J,[3] while "Coca-Cola" was also included on the official soundtrack of Australian TV series Underbelly, and was voted #47 on the 2008 Triple J Hottest 100.

The band independently released in Australia an album entitled Listen to Little Red on 28 June 2008,[4] which debuted at number 29 on the ARIA Charts.[5] The album was licensed for release outside of Australia by the UK independent Lucky Number Music[6] and was released on 16 November 2009 in the UK and early 2010 internationally.

In September, 2010, the band released a second album, Midnight Remember, featuring the single, "Rock It" which gained a gold accreditation[7] and #2 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2010, with the album's second single "Slow Motion" securing 79th position.[8] The single "Rock It" also received the Australian Independent Record (AIR) Award for 'Best Independent Single/EP'.[9]

On 21 April 2011 they released a music video to "All Mine," also from Midnight Remember on YouTube, through the Liberation Music record label's account.

On July 21, 2012 the band's bassist Quang Dinh announced via Facebook that Little Red had officially split up.[10]

Touring[edit]

  • Headlined their 'All Mine' National Tour featuring Worlds End Press & Passport For Amy 2011
  • Toured with Blondie and The Pretenders, Evening On The Green 2010
  • Big Day Out 2011
  • Pyramid Rock 2010/2011
  • Splendour in the Grass July/August 2010
  • Toured with Kasabian in July 2010
  • Headline tour of Australia supported by Ground Components in April/May 2009
  • Headline tour of Australia - University Tour - in October 2008
  • Toured with Vampire Weekend on their national Australian tour in August 2008
  • Headline tour of Australia - album tour - in August/September 2008 supported by The Holidays and Andy Bull
  • Toured with The Panics on their national album tour in May 2008
  • Toured with Spoon in January 2008
  • Toured with Operator Please on their national Australian tour in April 2008
  • Toured with Art of Fighting in September 2007

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Get Ready! EP

Singles[edit]

  • "Coca Cola"/"It's Alright" — Neon Gold/Lucky Number/Lucky Number Music (2009)
  • "Waiting"/"Wait Is Over" — Neon Gold/Lucky Number/Lucky Number Music (2009)
  • "Rock It" (2010) AUS #19[11]
  • "Slow Motion" (2010)
  • "All Mine" (2011)

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