Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Allah Las, The Murlocs, The Animals, The Shadows, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Ty Segall, Los Tones


band members

Dillon Melita, Kole Karavias, Cameron McNish, Marcus Melita, Dean Zitter


Influences

Allah Las, The Murlocs, The Animals, The Shadows, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Ty Segall, Los Tones


Gig

Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

22 Feb

Rad Bar

Illawarra, 2500

Wollongong

8:00pm

Gig

Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

23 Feb

Frankie's Piz...

Sydney, 2000

Sydney

8:00pm

Gig

Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

1 Mar

Miami Shark Bar

Gold Coast, 4220

Gold Coast

8:00pm

Bio

The line between the 1960s and 70s Surf Rock movement and Spaghetti Western soundtracks has always been blurred and the same can be said about Melbourne’s Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers, straight from the real Wild West known as Werribee.

Tired from having been kept awake all night by a friend watching Clint Eastwood’s classic Western ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ at full volume, the band unintentionally formed that fateful next morning in late 2016 during a surf trip, when a misplaced tobacco pouch that was accidentally left on the roof of their car and later found again on the side of the Great Ocean Road on the way home, would go on to become the inspiration for their first demo that was written and recorded just hours later, aptly called ‘Choice Blues’.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

Some might say that exhuming the bodies of past surf guitar gods was in bad taste but I think it's perfectly edible. Dish me up a second helping, boys.

Some might say that exhuming the bodies of past surf guitar gods was in bad taste but I think it's perfectly edible. Dish me up a second helping, boys.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

ohhhhh yeah this is like watching a really old sick surf film.

ohhhhh yeah this is like watching a really old sick surf film.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

10 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

I want to dress in my best, head out and dance my heart off to this. What a boogie. Love those surfy 70's inspired guitars.

I want to dress in my best, head out and dance my heart off to this. What a boogie. Love those surfy 70's inspired guitars.