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

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 Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

27 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Crunchy as, full of hooks, charisma and light-hearted fun. Great songwriting AGAIN. You're brilliant.

Crunchy as, full of hooks, charisma and light-hearted fun. Great songwriting AGAIN. You're brilliant.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

27 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Seriously snappy.

Seriously snappy.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Bugs are the finest craftsmen of snappy indie rock with throwbacks to old school power pop hooks. Each song is a winner and this one's no exception.

Bugs are the finest craftsmen of snappy indie rock with throwbacks to old school power pop hooks. Each song is a winner and this one's no exception.