Northeast Party House

Northeast Party House are undoubtedly a party band, but don’t let that fool you. The Melbourne six-piece might be known for their unapologetically hedonistic lyrics and raucous live shows, but behind their songs of excess and frivolity is a band of surprising substance.

Almost entirely self-produced, the band, who met as students at a Melbourne high school, specialise in detailed melodies, sugary hooks, exhilarating beats and rhythmic guitars. They occupy a unique position in the Australian music scene as one of the few acts who are equally accomplished on stage and in the studio. This comes to the fore at their thrilling live gigs, where skilful guitars and drums retain the feeling of a band, while dynamic electronic elements heighten the party vibe.

After bursting onto the scene in 2010 when they won national youth broadcaster triple j’s Unearthed competition, Northeast Party House found a devoted following — particularly among their fun-loving millennial peers — fast. A 2011 self-titled EP was followed in 2014 by hit debut album Any Given Weekend containing anti-authoritarian anthems ‘Youth Allowance’ and ‘Any Given Weekend’, and in 2016 they released second album Dare, revealing a growing maturity and complexity to the band’s sound without losing any of their infectious energy.

Over the past ten years, Northeast Party House have performed on festival stages and sold out headline gigs throughout Australia as well as playing to thousands of fans across Europe and the US. Now, following a three-year hiatus, they’re back with their most sophisticated album to date, Shelf Life. Mixed by Drummer Malcolm Besley, the record was motivated by a desire to create “huge dance moments” paired with their most thoughtful, personal lyrics yet. The band also teamed up with an external producer for the first time, Kim Moyes of The Presets.

“The Presets have always been a big inspiration to the band across the years so it just felt really natural to have him in on that process,” says guitarist and songwriter Mitch Ansell.

Fun is still on the menu, of course — the title track is about a 17-hour bender in a Berlin club — but there’s plenty of space for reflection, too, about relationships, accountability and the inevitable lows that follow extreme highs.

In short, it’s the sound of a group of young artists making the best music of their already impressive career. Shelf Life might be the work of a great party band, but it’s also smart enough to resonate on and off dance-floors all over the world.

Fast forward to 2022 and Northeast Party House took to the stage at Splendour In The Grass for the very first time and during their set premiered their (at the time) unreleased single ‘Cranky Boy’.

Showing no signs of stopping, Northeast Party House returned with their first new music of 2023 with the release of single ‘Brain Freeze’ which was complemented with a national single tour. The Melbourne six piece have just released a new track ‘Wish We Could’ to kick off the new year of 2024 and have teased more music to come!


AU Booking Agent
Select Music

Record Label
Sony Music Entertainment Australia