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One of Brisbane’s most exciting and much-loved punk rock bands, The Black Catapult are ramping things up in 2019 with a trio of singles dropping throughout the year, and sophomore album ‘Jackson Street’ out now.
Established in 1994, after bonding over a shared love of music and skating, the band played under a few names before settling on The Black Catapult, while staying true to their beloved genre of music since the beginning. With a larger-than-life stage presence and a level of genuine, audience interaction that’s rarely seen, the band has shared the stage with international acts such as The Get Up Kids, Unwritten Law, Reel Big Fish, Guttermouth and Get Dead, along with Aussie favourites 28 Days, Area-7 and The Butterfly Effect.
A slot at the Big Pineapple Music Festival saw the band playing to a new audience alongside the likes of John Butler Trio and Violent Soho. Local media outlet The Point Sunshine Coast, said “I wasn’t prepared for the punk rock assault of The Black Catapult. Damn these guys are good! They bring back musical memories of the 90s SoCal skate punk sound, and, despite the unusually warm weather (which has the lads in black in pools of sweat), they rock out hard”.
The bands’ latest album, Jackson Street, has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews from fans and critics alike. GC Live said “With its catchy hooks and cheeky lyrics cheek they’ve captured that fun pop punk feel but with a fist full of attitude. Imagine if Bowling for Soup and Billy Talent had a love child and they formed a band. This would be the result.”
Hysteria Mag claimed “The Black Catapult have nailed the nineties punk rock vibe with Jackson Street. It’s an album that is full of bangers with plenty of melody, some great punk riffs and catchy, anthemic sing-a-longs that will make you get up and get moving.”
With a new band member, new music and a new dedication to their craft, the local lads are having an epic 2019. Stay tuned for plenty more exciting announcements to come.