Hinterland

Each member of Hinterland is a “triple threat” – a singer, songwriter and master of their instrument. As 3 individuals, they are some of the most decorated and well respected musicians and songwriters in the Australian music scene.
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All 3 have experienced great success in their collectively long careers in the music business and have often collaborated as The Bostocks and playing cover gigs under name The Daisy Dukes.

Rachel Bostock is one of the most revered violinists in Australia and a 3 time Golden Fiddle Award winner. Robbie Bostock just recently won a National Songwriting Award for an original instrumental and has toured the world playing guitar on the biggest stages with some of our huge homegrown talent. Jesse Emmanuel also has an APRA Songwriters Award under her belt and a co-writing credit on a hugely successful single, Taylor Moss’ “Let Me Be”, which reached #3 on the iTunes charts in 2019.

Just last year they opened for Troy Cassar Daley and Jimmy Barnes as a trio. But this new project, which was quickly coined “Hinterland” as a nod to each member’s childhood homes and love for doing things a little bit outside the box, promises to be the most exciting endeavor for Rachel, Robbie and Jesse. 

Their first single, “In The Hinterland” kicked some major goals for the new band. It reached #2 on iTunes, #1 on 2TM in Tamworth and #8 overall on Australian country radio. The accompanying video amassed over 10,000 views in 24 hours and was quickly added to both CMC and then CMT. The trio have just dropped their second single, “Turbulence”, and are putting the finishing touches on an EP for late 2020. 

Hinterland might be a new band, but every single member has cut their proverbial music industry teeth many, many years ago. This is a group who has been around the block and now knows how to play, write and sing at the top of their game and with deep seated chemistry that can only come from over a decade of working together and being best friends and family. 

After finding that there simply wasn’t enough big, rocking band songs in country or pop music Robbie, Rachel and Jesse decided it was time to bring back the riff in 2020. They enlisted the help of critically acclaimed producer Stuart Stuart (Sheppard, The Veronicas, Amber Lawrence) to help them find their style and unique sound as a group. A blend of modern writing and slick country production with elements of 80s and 90s pop/rock, tied together with the all important guitar and violin solos and layered harmonies, Hinterland aims to combine musical nostalgia with an appreciation for showy playing to create seriously catchy songs laden with hooks, riffs and raw talent. 

Their first single, “In the Hinterland” is a perfect example of that. It opens with a huge, lone drum beat and then Jesse brings the band in with an infectious “come on!”, a nod to Shania Twain’s iconic crossover country/pop masterpiece album, “Come On Over”, which featured spoken ad lib introductions throughout. From there it is an auditory onslaught of guitars, fiddle and vocal hooks as the band tells the story of living life out in the hinterland both literally and as a metaphor for doing things a little different to the norm. This is the type of song that needs to be played loud and, if possible, LIVE.