Artist info


Punk, Rock

Sounds like

Dinosaur Jr, Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, Placebo, Hole, L7

band members

Kate Olivia, Jasmine Smith & Michelle Baker


90s Alternative , Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Depeche Mode, Hole, Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Placebo, Hole, Sonic Youth, 80s Goth, Soundgarden, Manic Street Preachers, Savages, Garbage, Veruca Salt


"There’s more than enough moodiness and general grump to satisfy a new generation of bedroom miserabilists. Dark and discordant in all the right ways." Ted's Records,

“They can keep their cool & forget about it at the right times, smashing your head in with the rock and roll vibe that hangs on the edge of depression and violence; a good combination that might be fatal for all involved.”
Yeah I Know It Sucks,

Bruise Pristine hails from Sydney and is Kate Olivia (guitar/vocals), Jasmine Smith (bass) and Michelle Baker (drums).

The band revels in the intrigues of the dark, loud and vengeful, and delivers moody grungy rock with a fuzzed-up gothic edge recalls 80s and 90s alternative rock.

Not Like You is Bruise Pristine’s debut EP and was produced and mixed by Nick Franklin and mastered by Herm Kovac. Not Like You is a punch to the face of dark, brooding rock, exploring mental illness, the isolation felt by minorities, battered relationships and addiction in a way that simmers and offers intrigue.

The band's first single ‘20mg’ received rotation on community radio stations including 2Ser and 4ZZZ, and was selected by FBi Radio's director Amelia Jenner for the station's new music playlist. The single also achieved overseas airplay on California’s DKFM Internet shoegaze radio.

Watch the music video for 'Not Like You' here:


Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

17 Jan 2018

Triple J

i'm buying earplugs pre show for sureeeee

i'm buying earplugs pre show for sureeeee


Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Aug 2017

Triple J

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.