Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Bodyjar, Frenzal Rhomb


band members

Jordan Hooper - Bass, Vocals, Craig Aorangi - Vocals, Guitar Lucas WAlker - Guitar, Vocals Joe Mullavey - Drums


Influences

queen, nofx


Unearthed artists we like

Lost In Line


Bio

Highly acclaimed, slightly crazy Tasmanian punk rock act BALLPOINT are a band that have well and truly stuck to their guns over the past three years, kicking major goals on a desolate island that has only recently began to develop a flourishing punk scene. With a sound that has steered well away from the huge onslaught of emo/screamo bands, who are making reverse mullets fashionable, Ballpoints music is one of a kind - incorporating the speed and energy of modern punk with the melody, guitar solos and rock moves of classic rock n roll! After (almost) going through more vocalists than Spinal Tap did drummers, Ballpoint finally found some solid ground in their recruitment of guitarist and vocalist Craig Aorangi in 2004. With a new singer and a summer of fun ahead, Ballpoint got down to business and underwent to grueling task of writing a whole set of brand new material that was unleashed on Tasmanian audiences when the boys were chosen by Tasmanias largest surf retailer Red Herring to headline the highly successful state-wide Rock n Roll and the Disconnect records Summer of Punk tour. The year 2004 also saw the long awaited independent release of Well Oiled Machine, the debut offering from Hobarts so-called Spunks of Punk. Well Oiled Machine, described as Bloody Good by Triple Js Lindsay the doctor Mcdougall, was extremely well received by fans and critics alike, and scored national airplay on Triple J as well as high rotation placement on Tasmanias Edge Fm. Following the success of their debut release, Ballpoint have since toured Victoria three times, and have just returned from a successful South Australian tour. Ballpoint also played support for some huge acts including US punk legends NO USE FOR A NAME and LAGWAGON on the Tasmania leg of their Australian tour, and some of the countries most renown rock acts such as Frenzal Rhomb, Bodyjar, Shihad, One Dollar Short, Antiskeptic, Gerling, Magic Dirt, In The Grey and Blueline Medic. In December 2005 these four enthusiastic punk rockers unleashed their sophomore E.P Blood, Sweat and Beers, which was released through Tasmanian punk label Disconnect Records. Blood, Sweat and Beers, an iconic ode to the great liquid amber, not that guy with unfortunate facial hair who wants to bring back the biff, scored exceptionally high ratings in a number of reviews, and has been broadcasted throughout the nation via Triple Js Short Fast and Loud and Home and Hosed programs. With the release of a brand new single Dirty Miss Johnson, and a tour with Kisschasy and Trial Kennedy in the coming months, 2006 is shaping up to be another huge year for Ballpoint, the saviours of good ol punk rock.