2018 EPK



I Know The Chief, as a project, was built on the grounds of a few mates coming together to share a common interest in all things music, be it sharing your favorite bands and songs, getting in a room and throwing around ideas, being involved in Melbourne - and Australia’s - amazing music scene, creating and releasing music - all the things that a band does in its formative years. Recently, however - and although almost all of the aforementioned descriptors still ring true - IKTC has found itself diving a little deeper and moving into some new territory, where the perception of the creative process has become pivotal to the direction and focus of the project. It’s become a more concerted effort to make music purposefully. This EP is a collection of songs written over the past 3 years, some of which are - on the surface - fun, light-hearted expressions of feelings, while others seem rooted more deeply in deciphering experiences. Nonetheless, all of them harbor an underlying theme of the deep introspection that sits at the core of reaching a point in life where you’re out of your school daze and honeymoon period of adolescence and are moving into the ‘real world’ (for lack of a better term). Each song on this EP, in one way or another, is an exploration of the navigation of this transition and the clashes of ideas like freedom and loneliness, optimism and uncertainty, nostalgia and longing, structure and stagnation, change and ego, control and chaos.

“Everything’s Under Control”, the title of the EP, is a double entendre - the first and most common meaning refers to you telling yourself that things are in order and that everything’s okay, regardless of whether you think that’s true or not. The second meaning and the heart of the idea is that it seems that in most cases ‘everything’ desirable in life, whether it be in regards to career, new and old relationships, breaking and forming habits, pursuing passions, health-related goals, whatever it is; it’s hidden underneath control. If you step out of your comfort zone and come face-to-face with what you know is holding you back, which is usually one of the many faces of fear, you’ll not only find that it isn’t as scary as you thought but more importantly that it has the potential to be more fulfilling and rewarding than you could ever have imagined.







“I Know The Chief . . . Definitely up there with some of the best Aussie indie-pop groups like Clubfeet, like Panama, New Navy, Cut Copy, I’m loving those guys”
— Nat Tencic (Triple J)
This latest single from I Know The Chief will have you up and dancing before the first verse even kicks in. The perfect happy-sad song, “Saudade” will leave you both feeling the groove and contemplating your life choices.
— Nylon
“I haven’t heard anything nearly as good as these guys for quite some time, and it excites me greatly. Precise guitar lines, crisp vocals, and catchy melodies — what more could you possibly ask for?”
— Justin Lam (Indie Shuffle)
To kick off what should be a busy 2018 for the band, these classy gents have blessed our ears with this indie-dance track that is perfect to bop in your chair at your desk to. Saudade triumphs in its’ funkiness; this song is literally what would happen if indie, electronic and disco music had a love child.
— rBeatz




Zach Koche - zach@searchmgmt.co


Ryan Kearney - ryan@smartbaseentertainment.com.au