Over 150 people went through the doors of the Forbes Services Memorial Club on Friday night to help local band House of Tribes celebrate the launch of their debut album, Paint It Red at an all-ages event.
After nine-months plugging away with lyrics, chords and falsettos, the group’s hard work finally accumulated in excitement and accomplishment with the sale of many copies of the album. “There were heaps of people there we didn’t know,” said Jake. “We were really happy with the support from the town. It was excellent.” “Some friends who I haven’t seen in a long time hit me up on Facebook and told me the CD is really good. I don’t think they were expecting it to be.”
After performances from two local artists, House of Tribes took to the stage and it wasn’t long before the crowd was moving and everyone was having a good time. “It was cool, like an actual big live concert,” Jake said. “I wanted to keep going! I was so hyped up I couldn’t sleep afterwards.” “I was feeling so happy that we had just done this,” said Paige. “The turn-out was definitely not expected.”
Teenage siblings Paige and Jake Ellison formed House of Tribes nearly three years ago when Paige wanted to perform at the River Arts Festival, and since then their sound has taken off with performances across the region including Forbes, Young, Orange, Grenfell and Condobolin. “It was weird – we’d been recording this album for 9 months and we’d never seen a hard copy. When you actually have it in your hands, it’s unreal,” said Jake.
House of Tribes would like to thank the community for the support shown. The band will keep performing around the region and will continue working on their second album scheduled for 2016 with a similar but more polished sound.