Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk


Sounds like

Early 2000's Pop/Punk, Iconic Australiana


band members

Connor, Brock & Jordan


Influences

DNM'S at 4AM, beers with mates, beach culture and suburban young adulthood.


Unearthed artists we like

Good Boy, The Creases, Jeremy Neale, Babaganouj, WAAX, RUBY FIELDS


Website

bugsbrisbane.bandcamp.com/

Gig

Bugs

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

5 Oct

Yours & Owls F...

Illawarra, 2500

Wollongong

12:00pm

Gig

Bugs

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

11 Oct

Metropolis

Perth, 6160

Fremantle

7:00pm

Gig

Bugs

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

12 Oct

Metro City

Perth, 6000

Perth

7:00pm

Bio

Hailing from Brisbane, Bugs are a lighthearted group of mates who find joy in crafting infectiously happy pop music, and packaging it up with a dose of honest and relatable songwriting.

2018 has served as their most jam-packed year to date, with the band scoring an opening slot at Falls Festival after a triple j unearthed win, as well as supporting USA legends Cloud Nothings, and Aussie heavyweights British India, The Hard Aches, Alex Lahey & WAAX. Off the back of their grippingly honest millennial fan-favourite ‘Neighbourhood’, the band also delivered their engaging and animated live show to crowds at Mountain Goat Valley Crawl and Melbourne Music Week.

March saw the release of instant hit ‘Glue’ via the renowned Domestic LaLa 7” Club. The track received back to back plays on triple j, premiering on Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite and a spotlight on Home & Hosed with Declan Byrne the next night. The triple j Unearthed-premiered clip for ‘Glue’ has been raking in the love, with almost 112,000 views to date.

Packed-out sets at BIGSOUND followed suit, including an appearance at the Levi’s Music Prize showcase, before hitting the stage at Beer InCider festival alongside the likes of fellow Brisbanites The Jungle Giants, Morning Harvey, and Sweater Curse.

Bugs are to release their sophomore album 'Self Help' and are joining Australian rock royalty Grinspoon on their 'Chemical Hearts' tour in the latter half of 2019.

Management - Ruby-Jean McCabe:
ruby-jean@bluebeardmusic.com.au

Bookings - Dominic Miller:
dom@newworldartists.net

Unearthed in 2017

Falls Music And Arts Festival

22 Oct 2017

Winner

Bugs

Bugs

Big ups to our Falls winners!

They'll play the festival this New Year!

More

Review

Something's Bound to Go Bad

Bugs

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

This is a band with such persistent hooks that even spraying yourself with the whole can of insect repellent wouldn't keep them from getting under your skin.

This is a band with such persistent hooks that even spraying yourself with the whole can of insect repellent wouldn't keep them from getting under your skin.

Review

Something's Bound to Go Bad

Bugs

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Jun 2019

Triple J
45

bugs somehow manage to sound carefree but also like they care a whole lot. once again it's catchy and packed with energy, i'm not swatting this one away.

bugs somehow manage to sound carefree but also like they care a whole lot. once again it's catchy and packed with energy, i'm not swatting this one away.

Review

Something's Bound to Go Bad

Bugs

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

20 Jun 2019

Triple J
50

five. love all your songs, but this is you at your most natural and compelling.

five. love all your songs, but this is you at your most natural and compelling.