The Associates is a blues band from Adelaide, South Australia.
In 2014 The Associates won the ARBA award for 'Most Outstanding New Act.' Within two years The Associates then quickly became a regular at Australian festivals including Mordi, Geetroit, Blenheim, Echuca, Semaphore and Bendigo, along with appearances at premier venues such as the Cherrybar (Melbourne), Lazybones (Sydney), and the National Press Club (Canberra).
Their debut album 'Red Dress' was tracked in various studios around Adelaide from April to June '14, with the guys heading to Nashville for final production and mixing with Andrija Tokic in July. The album also features some of Nashville's best musicians including the late Ikey Owens from the 'Jack White band' & 'The Mars Volta' on hammond, rhodes & farfisa. Red Dress hit no.1 on the iTunes Blues charts in Australia.
Lighthouse Records based in Byron Bay have asked The Associates to place a song on their 2016 'Indie Legends' compilation album to be released as part of the Splendour in the Grass Festival. The Associates have developed a close relationship with World Vision as a partner artist, the issue of sex slavery remains a driving passion for the band and a huge influence in their artistic direction. The Associates also won through to the International Blues Challenge finals in Memphis held February ‘17.
- Red Dress - (2014)
- Tales of a Rich Girl - (2017)