Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Early 2000's Pop/Punk, Iconic Australiana


band members

Connor, Brock & Jordan


Unearthed artists we like

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


Website

bugsbrisbane.bandcamp.com/

Bio

Bugs are no longer reserved to the confines of the Brisbane scene in which they made their start, with a whirlwind couple of years shepherding the band and their heartfelt, honest and relatable brand of pop rock to the national stage.

Towards the release of their delicately introspective, pop-laden sophomore album ‘Self Help’ in September 2019, Bugs swiftly caught the attention of long-time listeners and first-time callers with their bouncing, infectious hit single ‘Seriously’. The track was picked up for high rotation by national youth broadcaster triple j, consistently sitting in the station’s most played tracks for several weeks.

Early 2020 saw the fruits of their labour continue, with an appearance at Falls Festival in Marion Bay, and ‘Seriously’ landing at #194 in triple j’s coveted Hottest 200 list, while the text line rang out with many a “shoulda been higher!”.

Ringing in the New Year with six sold out shows supporting Mallrat, and their Hottest 100 debut at #91 - as fate would have it, their Like A Version cover of Mallrat’s ‘Charlie’ - Bugs are ready to settle into the hearts of music lovers across the country with their new single ‘Diamond’.

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

Bookings - Edwin Tehrani + Tom Johannesen
edwin@newworldartists.net + tom@newworldartists.net

Unearthed in 2017

Falls Music And Arts Festival

22 Oct 2017

Winner

Bugs

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Big ups to our Falls winners!

They'll play the festival this New Year!

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Review

Decisions, Commitments & Plans

Bugs

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Aug 2021

Triple J
45

Love this band and I also love that they've mixed up the approach to this one. They take the slow burning build up with Connor's vocals shimmering at the start before a finish that's as exhilarating as a breath of life.

Love this band and I also love that they've mixed up the approach to this one. They take the slow burning build up with Connor's vocals shimmering at the start before a finish that's as exhilarating as a breath of life.

Review

Decisions, Commitments & Plans

Bugs

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 Aug 2021

Triple J
45

The emotion pouring from this could easily break your heart, just as easy as they mend it right back by the end of the song. I love when the song kicks into full gear, it's invigorating and everything we love about Bugs.

The emotion pouring from this could easily break your heart, just as easy as they mend it right back by the end of the song. I love when the song kicks into full gear, it's invigorating and everything we love about Bugs.

Review

Decisions, Commitments & Plans

Bugs

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Aug 2021

Triple J
45

bugs have done the old double reverse psych here with some tender, breaking apart inside type melancholy and just when you think their trademark big chorus might not come, it's gets you while you're extra vulnerable.

bugs have done the old double reverse psych here with some tender, breaking apart inside type melancholy and just when you think their trademark big chorus might not come, it's gets you while you're extra vulnerable.