The ‘Aussie SXSW’ – also known as BIGSOUND – is upon us in QLD’s Fortitude Valley from September 4-7. In the lead-up, we’re taking a look at some of the most promising names who’ll be appearing at the conference and festival.

It’d be a mistake to pigeonhole Wollongong trio Totty as Another Australian Indie Band. Caught between always having a good time and writing relatable, guitar-driven songs that leave a big ol’ smile on your dial, Totty are right at the pointy end of bands not to miss at BIGSOUND this year.

What sets your music apart?

We’re definitely a loud rock band first and foremost; being from Wollongong, we’ve taken as much from bands like Tumbleweed as we have from bands like Hockey Dad. I think the energy in our performance and honesty in our songwriting are probably the most defining factors that set us apart.

Which movie scene would your latest single suit?

Something where there’s someone real powerful making everybody listen to them. Basically, if Uncomfortable was in any scene in Kill Bill we’d be pretty happy.

Give us your best useless fact.

Nutella has a 7.5 SPF rating. You can thank us when summer rolls around.

What can we expect from you at BIGSOUND next month?

Us playing tracks from the EP, some new songs, some really loud guitars, and as much energy as we can muster with some nervous faces in between.

Which BIGSOUND acts are you looking forward to seeing?

WALKEN, because they are really good mates of ours and they just put out an amazing EP that we can’t wait to see live, and Slowly Slowly, because we get to spend ages on tour with them really soon.

What are you working on at the moment? Plans for the near future?

We’re working on another release that we’d like to go into the studio with before the end of the year, and trying to prepare for upcoming tours with Hockey Dad and Slowly Slowly.

For fans of: Hockey Dad, Skegss, Dune Rats.

Totty play The Valley Drive-In on Tuesday Sep 4 and Crowbar Black on Wednesday Sep 5.
Head here for the full BIGSOUND schedule.