The Rions celebrate their feverishly anticipated debut EP, Minivan with the announcement of their upcoming national tour, presented by triple j, from late September to November.
Produced and recorded in close collaboration with Chris Collins (Matt Corby, Skegss, Middle Kids), Minivan sees The Rions make sense of the noise happening around them in real-time. Weaving their own dreamcatcher for listeners, a protective vessel for solace and community from the big brothers who’ve already gone through it with an innate maturity and musicality that has built the group a loyal fanbase and gone on to sell out national tours in the time since their Unearthed High win. While on their titular release ‘Anakin’ (#64 in triple j’s Hottest 100), they might not have felt like enough in the face of destiny, Minivan quells any doubt on The Rions’ blooming trajectory.
Elated by the release of their debut EP, The Rions share "We've been looking forward to this day for a couple years now. An EP is something we've been wanting to create for a very long time and to finally reveal it to everyone is a huge deal for us. We hope that the story of Minivan (EP) resonates with our fans the way it does with us."
The Rions thread universally felt experiences of existentialism and both inter-and-outer personal relationships with an innate understanding of their influences. Back by a clear drive for consistent evolution, Minivan covers the gamut of the band’s offering: Mylo Xyloto-like, arena-ready choruses with their keen ear for humility and intimacy intact; capturing a similar jolly mischief of the four best friends running rampant through train stations and fields in A Hard Day’s Night. With each steady stride that’s gotten them here already The Rions’ debut EP is a giant leap into the band, and men, they seek to become.