Since Aukland’s debut show in the summer of 2013, the indie-rock powerhouse has garnered itself a significant number of accomplishments. From sharing the stage with bands including Tokyo Police Club, Hollerado and The Trews, to making appearances at some of the largest festivals in Ontario, to the recording and release of their debut album, Aukland is carving a name out for itself in the Canadian music scene. Based out of Mississauga and consisting of Jeff Campana, Dave Setton, Sean Sroka, and Hayden Crocker, Aukland is a band whose success can be traced back to their nose-to-the-fretboard ethos.
In a live setting, the band delivers a fun, energetic live show that truly defies the stereotype that you can’t dance to rock music. Calling on a broad spectrum of influences including Kings of Leon, Arkells, and Foals, Aukland’s live set imparts what it feels like to be a young twenty-something living life in the big city. Thankfully, that energy and spirited attitude translates into their recorded material. With the release of their debut album Rookie, demonstrates a strong songwriting sensibility that strikes a remarkable balance between infectious, stuck-in-your-head melodies and hooks that pull the listener in. It’s safe to say we’re just seeing the beginning of what Aukland has to offer.