Artist info

Genre

Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Motion City Soundtrack


band members

Eddie Salazar - Vocals/Guitar, Cameron Griffiths - Vocals/Guitar, Blair Klein - Bass, Jack Merriman - Drums


Influences

Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Yellowcard, Billy Talent, Blink 182


Unearthed artists we like

Thin White Lines , Damsels in Distress


Website

www.doublelinedminority.com

Bio

Gold Coast-based band Double Lined Minority plays to the heart of modern pop punk for an all-age audience. DLM’s move from the garage to venues across Australia and Asia have earned them the esteem of being “one of the hardest working bands [who] have delivered a mature and polished sound that is of the quality of a band signed to a major label” (Australian Musician Network). Their metaphorical, thought-provoking lyrics supported by an energetic, sometimes summery sound echo the storytelling of influential bands such as Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, and Motion City Soundtrack.

Eddie Salazar (vocals/guitar) and Cameron Griffiths (vocals/guitar) formed DLM in 2009 after meeting on the set of a high school musical. With Jack Merriman, they released their first album, “With Fingers Crossed” in 2010. The singles and their first music videos for “Fireworks” and “Ex On Christmas” were released before 2012.

By 2014, DLM had twice played The Big Day Out, twice appeared on Toasted TV, picked up Blair Klein (bass), and released their first self-produced, recorded, and engineered EP, “Calling All Liars”. Their tour of Australia and The Philippines saw them open for Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Smash Mouth, Razorback, and Greyhoundz.

The 2014 release of “White Flag”, which was written after Typhoon Haiyan devastated Eddie’s homeland of The Philippines, centred DLM as a relevant voice in pop punk culture. The single launched the band’s national Australian tour as well as a high school tour with Headspace Southport, which raised mental health awareness for teens. DLM ended the year with a new Christmas single and music video covering “Jingle Bell Rock”.

Eddie, Cameron, Jack, and Blair will devote 2015 to touring their forthcoming single, “Voodoo”, and EP, “Caught In The Ceasefire”, a follow-up to “White Flag”. The tracks are semi-biographical, lyrical vignettes of Eddie’s experiences of love, temptation, and home. The music is dynamic, mature, grounded, and sonically smooth.

Review

Aroha

07 Feb 2015

50

wouldlovetoseelive/100

wouldlovetoseelive/100

Review

axelsamharrow

08 Feb 2015

50

Saahh catchy! You guys have really evolved since Calling All Liars. Love what you're doing!

Saahh catchy! You guys have really evolved since Calling All Liars. Love what you're doing!

Review

axelsamharrow

08 Feb 2015

50

Dat riff doe... Srsly can't get this song out of my head.

Dat riff doe... Srsly can't get this song out of my head.