An independent band who had built quite the buzz amongst their hometown scene on the West Coast (but never toured outside WA) released a little song called ‘Cool it down’, a fun surf-skank anthem that was a love letter to their 2 homes, Perth’s West Coast beaches and Aotearoa (New Zealand), the home of their Maori heritage and birthplace of eldest brother Tyler.
The song built some ground level traction on both sides of the Tasman and made its way onto radio, rapidly climbing to the #1 radio spot in NZ which in turn saw the song become the #1 most Shazammed song in the country for over 3 months!
A clever social media campaign would ensue targeting NZ music icons Six60 and their fans and before they knew it, Coterie had the eyeballs of everyone in New Zealand and a #1 platinum selling single with over 5 million streams and 1.2 million YouTube views.
By April 22’ Coterie were touring Australia playing to crowds of up to 10,000 people a night supporting Six60 and by June were again on the road, this time headlining their own Australian tour, selling out 5 of the 7 dates, concluding with a sell out show at Perths iconic Astor theatre (1100 cap).
Come August the band had inked a deal with Six60’s newly formed Massive Records (Sony Music NZ), the powerhouse’s fans demanding Coterie join them on their NZ stadium tour (6 stadium dates across NZ) not to mention the group were beginning to arouse the interest of festival promoters in both territories with 2022 performances at By the C, Summersalt, Caloundra, Promiseland, Mount Tunes, Oakura Groove, Woodford, NYE on the hill and more.
September the band win Songwriters of the year at the 2022 Waiata Maori Music Awards and in October are awarded live act of the year at the West Australian Music Awards.
In November Coterie are top 3 nominees for awards at both the NZ Music Awards (Breakthrough artist of the year) and MTV’s EMA’s (Best NZ act).