Aug 27, 2019
OFFSHORE PROJECTS - OFFSHORE PROJECTS
Offshore Projects is the musical project for Jonas Nicholls, the former singer & songwriter for much-loved Sydney band from SURES.
In Offshore Projects, Nicholls sings tales of moving out of home at the tender age of "way too old". It’s an anthology of his everyday failures and anxieties coated in tongue-in-cheek charm. Lead single ‘Sham’ chronicles a delayed coming-of-age while navigating through a modern a world of half-truths.
Before Offshore Projects took hold, Nicholls put his energy into his former band SURES. They toured Australia for years supporting a bunch of great artists (Best Coast, Real Estate, Wavves, Vampire Weekend, The Rubens, Rufus Du Sol, Dune Rats, Alpine, Matt Corby) as well as playing Laneway Festival in 2012 and Secret Garden Festival in 2013.
“SURES came to a sudden end in 2016, but I had a fair few unreleased tunes I had been working on. I ended up releasing a few demos under a range of pseudonyms and played a handful of local shows while figuring out what should come next. Since then I’ve worked every odd job under the sun - retail, call centers, bar work, sales, and truck driving while writing these songs in my head.” – Jonas Nicholls
Offshore Projects is the first time Nicholls has felt comfortable putting his heart and soul into music completely. After taking a break to travel in 2018, he returned to Sydney and recorded 5 songs to tape with Simon Berkelman at Golden Retriever Studios, Marrickville.