Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


band members

Kelly Schinkel (Vocals/Guitar) Stacey Schinkel (Bass) Sophia De Marco (Drums)


Influences

L7, Babes In Toyland, Bikini Kill, Hole, The Distillers


Bio

BLUSSH, Brisbane’s unholy trinity plastering a 90’s grunge, punk ferocity with the tongue
& cheek that’ll pull you in and spit you out. Conceived swiping right like any modern day
romance, nothing had their hearts beating harder than the shared love of musical
influences HOLE, L7, Babes In Toyland & The Distillers. Setting out to revive this lost
sound, BLUSSH have garnered a reputation as a live band not for the faint of heart; raw,
reckless and wildly unhinged. The DIY ethos of the band launched them into a relentless
crusade of live gigs in 2019, a debut E.P “SHUT UP BECKY,” video release “Mental
Health” and a national tour. The bands efforts failed to go unrecognised, landing top 30 in
4ZZZ 2019 countdown and gaining industry praise from punk-pioneer Vivian Goldman at
her BIGSOUND Keynote, marking BLUSSH “critical to the local punk movement.”

Carving out the first year playing alongside comrades Dicklord, Press Club,The Dead Love, The Meanies, WHALEHOUSE, Garlic Nun, KOKO UZI, Being Jane Lane, Flangipanis and
Wax Chattels along festival slots Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Gr!fest and Sonic Masala,
BLUSSH hit the ground running and won’t be stopped. Playing “pretty” isn’t their angle but
working tirelessly and fiercely to firmly plant both feet and middle fingers on the scene
has BLUSSH ready to assault 2020 with even more force. Upcoming single release
“BETTER THAN THIS” is an explicit testament that they refuse to slow down, not even a
global pandemic can stop them.

Review

Review by Joshua Redbeard Joshua Redbeard

15 Jul 2020

Triple J
45

If I was Gordon Ramsay I'd angrily say this is *Naughty Word That Begins With F*ing Raw and mean it in the most complimentary way possible.

If I was Gordon Ramsay I'd angrily say this is *Naughty Word That Begins With F*ing Raw and mean it in the most complimentary way possible.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

BLUSSH mixing a booster shot of self belief with the potent combination of blood and sweat.

BLUSSH mixing a booster shot of self belief with the potent combination of blood and sweat.

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

03 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

Raw, real and fierce.

Raw, real and fierce.