Calling All Cars
Calling All Cars formed in 2005 with brothers Haydn and James Ing and friend Matt Lonergan, who was eventually replaced with Adam Montgomery. Haydn and James grew up in a small country town before moving permanently to Melbourne. The band gradually progressed through live performances with acts like Cog and The Butterfly Effect on national tours. Their first big stadium show was supporting Green Day in Auckland, New Zealand. They have also played many Australian music festivals including the Melbourne Big Day Out in Jan 2010 and were selected to open 11 shows alongside Wolfmother for AC/DC on the Australian leg of their Black Ice World Tour in Feb-March 2010.
The debut album, titled Hold, Hold, Fire, was released on 12 March 2010. Prior to the release, Calling All Cars had three singles from the album in high-rotation on Triple J. Hold, Hold, Fire debuted at number one on the AIR Chart for Independent Label through Independent Distribution and number five for Independent Label through any Distribution. Following the success of the album, the group was labeled the AIR Mover of the Week on 24 March 2010. Sept-Dec 2010 saw Calling All Cars tour Hold, Hold, Fire nationally as well as support Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro. In March 2011 Calling All Cars supported Queens Of The Stone Age on their brief Australian Tour.
In 2011 Calling All Cars released Dancing With A Dead Man the album debuted on the national album ARIA Charts at no. 20. This is the band’s highest debut to date. The album was also awarded feature album on Triple J. In November 2011, Calling All Cars supported Foo Fighters on their ‘Wasting Light’ tour, where they made a short promo video with actor Jack Black (Tenacious D) and various members of Foo Fighters and Fucked Up.
In January 2014, the band released their second single ‘Standing In The Ocean’, from the album ‘Raise the People’ which was released 7 March. The band toured throughout Australia during March, April and May and have now relocated to London, UK.