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

3 Aug

Woolly Mammoth 201...

Adelaide, 5000

Adelaide

7:00pm

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

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

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

14 Mar 2018

Triple J
40

2012-2017 me is screaming so hard 'cos that retail wage is alllll too familiar, as is scrolling down the news feed to find everyone's buying a house except you. But Connor, ya gotta be proud of how far you've taken this project beyond the bedroom, man. Each release is a huge step up from the last. Don't forget that!

2012-2017 me is screaming so hard 'cos that retail wage is alllll too familiar, as is scrolling down the news feed to find everyone's buying a house except you. But Connor, ya gotta be proud of how far you've taken this project beyond the bedroom, man. Each release is a huge step up from the last. Don't forget that!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 Mar 2018

Triple J
45

scaling back the pop punk feel good stuff with some self therapy pissed off bugs sounds. let that rage out boys.

scaling back the pop punk feel good stuff with some self therapy pissed off bugs sounds. let that rage out boys.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Mar 2018

Triple J
45

The boys from Bugs and they're back in townnnnn. This one is just a massive good time; it's chunked up with hooks and vibes galore.

The boys from Bugs and they're back in townnnnn. This one is just a massive good time; it's chunked up with hooks and vibes galore.