Written by Sophie Wyatt
Surf-rock modern-psychedelic Aussie group Babe Rainbow are here to takeover your chilled summer playlists. After debuting their 60s-esque music back in 2015, the group of four friends has spent time travelling the world, growing an eclectic discography and fan base. Macadamia nut farmers by trade, near surf professionals and three time album releasers, it’s safe to say that Babe Rainbow are entirely unique. We were lucky enough to chat to guitarist, Jack Crowther about the bands journey through music, working with Jaden Smith, and their recent album release ‘Changing Colours‘.
As ever, we must start at the beginning; how did Babe Rainbow come to be? In their true surf-rock style, the group came together over their love for the ocean, beer and ‘doobies’. Their wholesome story only adds to their authentic love of life and music.
Describing themselves as ‘Four Ozzie hippies en route for Saint ettiene‘, it’s clear that their journey thus far has been organic and wholesome. Jack went on to explain that they never expected to be where they are now.
While the whole world have felt the brunt of the pandemic, some countries have been luckier to have controlled it more effectively. Luckily for Australia, it was one of these places. While touring had been cancelled, the guys were still able to meet up and do what they do best, create music.
One of the group’s most popular tracks is ‘Your Imagination‘, featuring Babe Rainbow mega-fan Jaden Smith. Son of legendary actor Will Smith, Jaden Smith (or just Jaden to his fans) has become renowned for his experimenting work in the music industry. So naturally, the multi-award winning musician fell in love with Babe Rainbow’s sound the moment he heard it. We asked Jack about how it was working with Jaden and how the song came about.
With such chilled, vibes that touch on feelings of nostalgia, we wanted to understand the inspiration behind it. And their answer was only too true to themselves and their sound.
Finally we asked Jack what we can expect from the future of Babe Rainbow. First of all he told us what we can expect from their upcoming album release; ‘few potential bangers and few whimsical ones.’ Aside from their most recent album release appropriately named ‘Changing Colours‘, Jack gave us a brief idea of what we can expect from the colourful band.