Sid Air (from left) Jackson Simon, Nick Edsall, Marcel Tussie and Rhian Willis.
Sid Air (from left) Jackson Simon, Nick Edsall, Marcel Tussie and Rhian Willis. Ute Schulenberg

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THE name came from an obscure text message, which is why the boys from Bellingen band Sid Air liked it so much.

“It's catchy, unusual and we're the only ones who pop up when you Google us,” front man Rhian Willis said.

Having just finished laying down 10 tracks for their first album “Value Divide Time”, the four are living proof that music begets music.

Rhian grew up with guitars and gear in his bedroom, Marcel Tussie has been sitting at his Dad's drum kit since age three and Jackson Simon says he was surrounded by art and music. Nick Edsall grew up surrounded by his mates and their vibe obviously rubbed off.

“All my friends were playing the guitar, so I took up the bass and now I can jam with almost anyone,” Nick said.

Sid Air describe their music as Indie Rock with influences from The Doors, Joy Division and Midnight Oil plus Bloc Party and The Strokes from the 21st century.

With Rhian as the main songwriter, the guys say they then “wing it (in private) to find what we want”. The launch of their new album next Friday, May 22, is the first step in their grand plan to head to Melbourne. They will be at the Bellingen Bowling Club from 8pm, along with two support bands.



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