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/

Bio

‘Bugs’ - a trio of boyish Brisbane blokes making infectiously happy Noise / Pop.

When a swag of iconic Australian anthems were bought to life in 2014 by lo-fi recordings of songwriter Connor Brooker (Pro Vita, White Wash) in his bedroom, ‘Bugs’ hatched.

Joined by Brock Weston (Drums) and Jordan Brunoli (Bass) in 2015; 'Bugs' continue to go from strength to strength by winning over new fans everywhere they play with their loveable brand of bashful, high energy garage guitar pop.

Capacity shows in which small rooms swelled to house parties; & persistent triple j airplay of buzz singles ‘Instant Coffee’, ‘Tinnies’ and ‘Best Friend’ catapulted the band into the industry and popular spotlight in 2016. It has seen them share the stage with PUP (Canada), Modern Baseball (US) and Twin Peaks (US); not to mention locals Hockey Dad, Good Boy, Bleeding Knees Club and Spiderbait - in the last 12 months alone.

After scoring Feature Artist on triple j Unearthed + receiving a tidal wave of support for endearing single 'Neighbourhood' - the boys earned a spot playing the Byron Bay leg of Falls Music & Festival over new years - crushing it in front of an adoring early crowd of thousands. Continuing the momentum, a break through year lies ahead for the band with a fresh EP and national tour announce up their sleeves.

Bugs have rolled into 2018 playing sold out shows w/ pals The Hard Aches in January before a capacity, raucous headline set at Brisbane's iconic Mountain Goat Valley Crawl.
Fresh off the back supporting Alt-Rock heroes Cloud Nothings (US), Bugs are set to tear down the East Coast in support of new single 'Glue' - due for release March 16th!

Bugs are back,

NEW SINGLE 'GLUE' - OUT MARCH 16TH

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.