Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Sonic Youth, The Cure, The Breeders, Placebo, Siouxsie and The Banshees, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cherry Glazerr


band members

Kate (vocals/guitar), Theia (bass) and Michelle (drums).


Influences

Placebo, The Kills, Garbage, Chelsea Wolfe, Laura Jane Grace, PJ Harvey, Savages, IDLES


Unearthed artists we like

Cry Club, Sports Bra, FLOSSY, Horror My Friend


Gig

Bruise Pristine

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

6 Mar

The Bearded Lady

Brisbane, 4101

West End

9:00pm

Bio

Bruise Pristine delivers moody grunge rock stories of mental illness, disaffection and political apathy. Founded by vocalist and guitarist Kate Olivia in 2016, the band delivers 90s alternative rock-inspired stompers addressing empowerment, diversity, political cynicism and queerness.

Bruise Pristine has been making an impact on the Sydney live music scene delivering intense live performances and sharing the stage with FLOSSY​, Baker’s Eddy​, Cry Club​, The Buoys​, Horror My Friend​ and most recently supporting UK’s ​Crywank​ on their farewell tour.

They released their debut EP Not Like You in 2017, and the first single ‘20mg’ received rotation on community radio stations including 2SER​, Triple R and 4ZZZ​, and was selected by FBi Radio​'s director Amelia Jenner for the station's new music playlist. ‘20mg’ and the EP title track ‘Not Like You’ also received rotation on Triple J Unearthed and overseas on California’s ​DKFM​.

Out of the atmosphere of political malaise and apathy, movements like #MeToo, the threat of the far-right, and political instability came 2018’s single ‘​The Way It Is’​. An admission of despair and anger, it is a commentary and a critique of power structures, gender rigidity and queerness. Following up the power of ‘The Way It Is’ comes the new single ‘Tired Eyes’​, a song about the dissonance that comes with having lots of ideas and ambitions but too little time or energy to see them through. ‘Tired Eyes’ will be dropping Thursday, 30th of January.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Feb 2020

Triple J
35

you can hear that 90s influence and this one is delivered without care for others, it's brazen and in command.

you can hear that 90s influence and this one is delivered without care for others, it's brazen and in command.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

17 Jan 2018

Triple J
30

i'm buying earplugs pre show for sureeeee

i'm buying earplugs pre show for sureeeee

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Aug 2017

Triple J
35

Great finish on this song. Overall it's such a dark, icy burn.

Great finish on this song. Overall it's such a dark, icy burn.