Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, The Used, Cancer Bats, Trophy Eyes


band members

Josh x Sam x Woodie x Jameel


Influences

Anything fast that makes you want to party, Backflips and Beers


Website

linktr.ee/FANGZ

Gig

FANGZ

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

30 Jul

Black Bear Lodge

Brisbane, 4006

Brisbane

8:00pm

Bio

FANGZ is a Sydney-based four-piece punk rock band that write songs with the sole purpose of getting people to party and attempt backflips in mosh pits.

The band started their journey with a four-week sold out residency in Sydney’s inner-west, with lines of punters spilling out onto the street trying to get into the venue.

The lads went on to release their debut EP ‘For Nothing’ in July 2019. The EP was met with critical acclaim with support via triple j, Spotify and local media. From there the party punks hit the road and didn’t stop. Their first tour saw them sell out the Chippendale Hotel along with many other capacity rooms.

FANGZ then found themselves joining childhood heroes Gyroscope on a national tour followed by an East Coast run with local riff lords Bare Bones. To top the year off FANGZ landed support slots with two of their biggest influences in Cancer Bats and Comeback Kid.

In 2020, the band released single ‘Falling Out’ in February to a warm reception receiving radio support from triple j, 4ZZZ, The Faction and FBi. The track also saw the band’s first sold-out national tour.

FANGZ released the follow up single ‘Drifter’ in late-March, which has been their most successful release to date, garnering strong support from the likes of Spotify, triple j, triple j Unearthed and Amazing Radio as their plugged-in track of the week. A national and international tour through Japan was set to follow; however, unfortunately due to COVID-19, the band had to cancel the 19-show run.

Never ones to lose momentum FANGZ adapted by creating the ‘Online Tour Thingy’ in which they streamed a set every Friday night in April. After finishing off their online “tour” FANGZ created a space they later named the ‘FANGZ bunker’.

Armed with iPhone’s, minimal recording equipment, hand sanitiser, face masks and disinfectant, the band started to run a weekly show out of the bunker titled ‘14U14M3’ that premiered on Facebook every Tuesday. The show was a mixture of Wayne’s World and Jackass including the boys reviewing beer, chilli sauce and a weekly guest playing a song and being interviewed by the band. The show ran for 10 episodes and showcased 8 local bands including the likes of local legends The Dead Love, Down For Tomorrow and Grenade Jumper to name a few.

FANGZ 2nd EP ‘But No Thanks’ was released on July 17th 2020 - produced by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love), and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath). The record is fast-paced, raw and melodic with pop hooks. Think Black Sabbath playing 90’s skate-punk. It’s weird, but it’s FANGZ.

‘But No Thanks’ was also widely embraced by the likes of triple j, triple j Unearthed, Spotify, Apple Music, Pilerats, Blunt Magazine, Wall of Sound, Hysteria Magazine, Music Feeds, The Music, AAA Backstage and The Soundcheck.

In October, the band announced their own line of hot sauce ‘Fang us Some Sauce’ and a headlining show to launch it. The 250-capacity show sold out within weeks with little promotion, marking the most number of tickets moved by the group during their career, all without a new release and amid a global pandemic.

Come 2021, the group released new single ‘Self Medicate’, another track warmly embraced by tastemakers and fans alike. FANGZ also sold out the supporting 7-date East Coast tour. The band is set to release another single ‘Prove Me Wrong’ on June 4.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

fangz are those guys at footy training that the coach has to tell to just settle down, we don't want to injure our own team. they're going hell for leather at every opportunity!

fangz are those guys at footy training that the coach has to tell to just settle down, we don't want to injure our own team. they're going hell for leather at every opportunity!

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

17 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

If this song was reincarnated as an animal, it would be a wasp - soaring, lethal and furiously out for blood.

If this song was reincarnated as an animal, it would be a wasp - soaring, lethal and furiously out for blood.

Review

Review by David Woodhead David Woodhead

15 Mar 2021

Triple J
45

RIFF CITY BABY! I'm gonna stop drinking coffee, and just blast this song first thing in the morning. Pure adrenaline from start to finish.

RIFF CITY BABY! I'm gonna stop drinking coffee, and just blast this song first thing in the morning. Pure adrenaline from start to finish.