Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

The Menzingers, Sorority Noise, Microwave, The Front Bottoms, Against Me!


band members

Cooper Riley - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar Zoe Middleton - Lead Guitar and Backup Vocals Liam Sumner - Bass Guitar and Backup Vocals Taylor Ede - Drums and Backup Vocals


Influences

The Smith Street Band , Catfish and the Bottlemen , Against Me, Waax, Tired Lion


Unearthed artists we like

semantics, Hot Reno, VERUM, Chelsea Drive, Deaf Poet Society


Bio

“Adding to the fire exuding out of Brisbane’s music scene at the moment is punk rock four piece Bad Neighbour. These upcomers have risen drastically with new single ‘When the World Explodes’, and we’re officially calling them frontrunners in Australia’s ever-evolving indie punk crowd”- Wall Of Sound AU

If you're somebody already quite in-tuned to Brisbane's heavier rock world, then chances are Bad Neighbour are a group already well on your radar. The four-piece made a debut back in 2019, coming together off a shared appreciation for rough-around-the-edges punk and classic emo, two different cliff-faces they attempted to combine together through music of their own, which has steadily come out over the last few years. Take their four-track debut EP Take Care, for example, and its blending rush of sub-genres and sounds that introduced Bad Neighbour and all their multi-faceted glory.
In the last year, the foursome have really gone through a bit of a change, Taking time off the live circuit to work out how they can make a strong impact with their return. Their new single When The World Explodes makes it two-from-two, capturing the excitement of punk's energy and showing it through a sound that feels like a touch of this and a touch of that; moments of punk, alt-rock, grunge, emo and beyond swirling together amongst the charm that Bad Neighbours have been steadily working on, and the intimate songwriting that underpins it all.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

04 May 2021

Triple J
35

Reminds me of my pop punk faves like Bouncing Souls or Rise Against. Great energy on this angular, bumpy ride!

Reminds me of my pop punk faves like Bouncing Souls or Rise Against. Great energy on this angular, bumpy ride!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 Apr 2021

Triple J
35

when this song explodes it rules. love the power in those drums and guitars and when the vocals up the ante it all fits together like a jigsaw.

when this song explodes it rules. love the power in those drums and guitars and when the vocals up the ante it all fits together like a jigsaw.