Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Architecture In Helsinki, Arcade Fire, The Cure


band members

Damien Sutton (Guitar), Jim Thomas (Horn), Sally Rochlin (Keys), Phil Schinbein (Drums), James Manolios (Bass), Stirling Gill-Chambers (Mandolin/Violin), Tina Lund, (Cello),


Influences

Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Brian Wilson


Website

www.thebonscotts.com

Bio

Melbourne’s The Bon Scotts have a philosophy that their namesake would surely have approved of.  An unwavering dedication to fun and mischief, combined with a relentless determination to deliver something both raucous and memorable on stage has won The Bon Scotts many admirers far and wide, and perhaps even some from the other side.

The potency of The Bon Scotts’ live performances has seen them invited to perform at The National, Port Fairy, Yackandandah and Cobargo Folk Festivals, the St Kilda Festival and selected to support international artists such as Canada’s Tom Fun Orchestra and the UK’s Stornoway. 

But despite the band’s legendary love of hijinks, high times and leaving it all out on stage at each and every show, they are a tireless and fearless unit when it comes to creating boundary-pushing music with meaning that is both exceptional and incredibly fun to experience.
 
Heralded with being right in the frontline of the folk revival when they burst onto the scene back in 2010, The Bon Scotts have forged an enviable reputation for absorbing traditional folk while simultaneously turning it inside out, upside-down and back to front. 

Wicked hooks, booming drums, big bad-ass brass, sometimes surprising instrumentation, catchy sing-along songs with a noticeable pop-smart vibe and an unforgettable live show are all at the very heart of The Bon Scott ethos. 

The 6-piece New Folk/Folk Pop outfit have released three acclaimed albums to date; their 2010 debut ‘Oddernity’, ‘We Will All Die at the Hands of C.G.I.’ (2012) and ‘Modern Capitalism Gets Things Done’ (2014).

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

21 Oct 2015

Triple J
35

Such a joyful bouncy tune. Good times is right.

Such a joyful bouncy tune. Good times is right.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 Sep 2013

Triple J
40

A wonderful and jubilant tune from these guys. A pleasure to listen to be able to play it.

A wonderful and jubilant tune from these guys. A pleasure to listen to be able to play it.