Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


band members

Matt Savage, Billy Watts, Nathan Savage, Liam Burgan


Website

Bio

Destrends are a Melbourne based post-punk collective who produce an angular, bass-driven sound and have built a reputation as a distinctly theatrical live outfit. With a sound influenced by early 80’s post-punk, Destrends produce a confident mix of gloomy goth-laden punk with some real Aussie grit.

The band is comprised of brothers Matt (Vocals) and Nathan Savage (Bass), Liam Burgan (Drums), & Billy Watts (Guitar). The accomplished guitar work of Billy Watts is by no means a surprise, being the son of late Robbie ‘Rocket’ Watts, former guitarist of Aussie-punk legends Cosmic Psychos.

Destrends 2017 EP ‘Lousy Lover’ solidified the group as a menace to behold, scoring support slots with Aussie favourites King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Spiderbait, & Hoodoo Gurus. With a new line-up in tow and a stack of new material on the way, Destrends return with their new single ‘Medication’.
Medication; the band’s latest offering, warns of a post-apocalyptic dystopia. The track speaks of our leaders apathy towards issues that affect the next generation, with a focus on climate change. In a political climate where the individual feels increasingly powerless, hope begins to fade as we surrender to an inevitable fate.

“The ice caps are melting, waters over your head. Temperature rising, drink till your dead.”

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

15 Jul 2015

Triple J
45

Take the day off, stay at home, and listen to this song over and over.

It will be time well spent.

Take the day off, stay at home, and listen to this song over and over.

It will be time well spent.