Tokenview make cinematic rock/pop that’s as playful as it is dramatic; as retro as it is contemporary. Friends since childhood, the band grew up at the same creatively fertile Northern Beaches high school attended by Angus & Julia Stone, members of The Beautiful Girls, The Fumes, Wolfmother and Mercy Arms (something in the water?).
Tokenview’s formidable live reputation, spearheaded by double-drum percussion freakouts and the 60s-esque harmonies of dual singers Brett Clemenson and Ed Prescott, has seen them invited to support acts as varied as Foo Fighters, Birds of Tokyo, Dappled Cities, The Mess Hall, Bertie Blackman and countless others.
The band’s adventurous, diverse debut record ‘Patience at Sea’ features an amazing array of guest appearances from Wally De Backer (Gotye, The Basics), Midnight Oil legend Rob Hirst and Triple J favourite Megan Washington.
The first single from the album, ‘What Can I Do’, was recently iTunes Single of the Week, receiving over 15 000 downloads.
Patience At Sea is available digitally and in store through Inertia November 21st, 2009.