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Yolngu surf rock group King Stingray collaborates with surfwear brand Billabong

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Celebrated for their deep connection to Australia's Indigenous community and mounting accolades in the music industry, Australian Yolngu surf rock group King Stingray have kicked off 2024 by collaborating with popular Aussie surfwear brand Billabong.

Originally from Northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory with a sound self-described as "Yolŋu surf rock", King Stingray perform songs with lyrics in both English and Yolŋu Matha.

On a mission to open the eyes of a nation while simultaneously rocking its socks off, the band's recent collaboration with Billabong is a nod to the band's mission to champion Australian culture.

King Stingray Hey Wanhaka T-Shirt. (Image: Billabong.com.au)

Striving to inspire the next generation with a modern take on timeless sound, King Stingray have now turned to the fashion industry to assist in promoting both their ethos, commitment to culture and talented tunes.

Featuring everything from graphic t-shirts to logo-printed hats and children's wear, the new crossover collection has been designed to offer a little something for everyone.

Designed for Australia's typical laid-back lifestyle, all garments included within the collection have been created to be of a loose fit, making comfort and style the collection's two focal points.

With a handful of garments also featuring detailed prints and niche designs, Billabong has designed these garments with a beach-to-bar mindset.

Offering a small selection of everything, the two Aussie powerhouses have joined forces and produced a unique clothing collection for summer and beyond.

King Stingray Box Wave T-Shirt. (Image: Billabong.com.au)

Since launching in 2020, band members Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu, Roy Kellaway, Dimathaya Burarrwanga – guitar, backing vocals, didgeridoo, Lewis Stiles, Campbell Messer and Yimila Gurruwiwi have been the topic of conversation amongst Aussies for quite some time.

In their short career to date the band has won several awards spanning across the National Indigenous Music Awards, Australian Music Prize and ARIA awards.

King Stingray's collaboration with Billabong supports the Dhimurra Aboriginal Corporation's sea country programs, which targets marine debris removal in north-east Arnhem Land.

The King Stingray X Billabong collection is now available to shop via www.billabong.com.au.

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