Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Thee Oh Sees, 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

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


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

11 Feb 2020

Triple J
35

I think I liked Roaches from this band a bit more but still I'll take any new Auntie Leo track. These guys are the business.

I think I liked Roaches from this band a bit more but still I'll take any new Auntie Leo track. These guys are the business.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

21 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

Auntie Leo do what they do really well - making you feel like the coolest western cowboy there ever lived.

Auntie Leo do what they do really well - making you feel like the coolest western cowboy there ever lived.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

taking me back to seeing ty segall in a tiny room with ceilings that nearly touched my head. it's a very sick fuzzy mix guys.

taking me back to seeing ty segall in a tiny room with ceilings that nearly touched my head. it's a very sick fuzzy mix guys.