Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Midnight Oil, Luca Brasi, The Smith Street Band


band members

Jimmy Kyle - Vocals/Guitar LIVE BAND: Josh Burgan - Guitars/Vocals Jake Dargaville - Drums Jimmy Kyle - Vocals Chris O'Neill - Keys/Vocals Aaron Schultz - Guitars/ Vocals Rohan Welsh - Bass


Influences

Midnight Oil, Nick Cave , Neil Young, Sights & Sounds


Bio

Busted Lung is a rollicking track with a pub rock chorus that satiates the thirstiest of music lovers with a punk-rock bent. The track is the second to be released this year from Chasing Ghosts’ forthcoming EP “Homelands” out on May 14th.

Like all songs from the EP, ‘Busted Lung’ is a true-life story inspired by the resilient and stoic survival of one of Jimmy’s friends who was seriously assaulted in what was a calculated act of violence towards a young proud Gay man in a sickening hate crime which took place in inner city Melbourne circa 2015. The survivor in an act of courage and incredible compassion forgave both his attackers who were facing a potential 15-year sentence and advocated they maintain their freedom and be given a second chance. ‘Busted Lung’ asks of the listener – “What would you do?”

About the forthcoming EP titled HOMELANDS Jimmy Kyle has this to say
“I know people are going to come after me with some of these songs,” he says. “But I know in my heart that telling these stories is right and telling them in the way I do is the right thing to do. I know my audience is predominantly non-Indigenous, so I have to engage them in a way that engages their heart. Because that way they’re not going to be judged, but they can put themselves in an empathetic position to go on the journey”.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Chasing Ghosts' frontman Jimmy Kyle gets right to the guts of these stories with veracity and honesty. Aptly, this song's got plenty of earnest ticker to it.

Chasing Ghosts' frontman Jimmy Kyle gets right to the guts of these stories with veracity and honesty. Aptly, this song's got plenty of earnest ticker to it.

Review

Review by Tom Forrest Tom Forrest

17 Mar 2021

Triple J
35

I'm really drawn to these vocals!!
Heavy story telling skills, backed up with some epic pub rock!
Groovy, but rocking too!

I'm really drawn to these vocals!!
Heavy story telling skills, backed up with some epic pub rock!
Groovy, but rocking too!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

stirring folk punk with a message that you can't deny.

stirring folk punk with a message that you can't deny.