Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


band members

Joel Martin - Guitar + Vocals Harley Barnaby - Bass Jackson Hawdon - Drums


Influences

Nirvana, Dido, Johnny Cash


Bio

FOAM are a three-piece grunge band from Perth, WA. Their heavy live performances deliver a filthy wall of sound reminiscent of the alternative rock boom of the late 80’s/early 90’s. With influences including Nirvana, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, The Breeders, The Drones and anything Steve Albini, FOAM tread the line between infectious melody and vicious punk. With a solid reputation as a strong live band, FOAM have supported acts including The Rubens, DZ Deathrays and Sleepy Sun (USA). Foam were the winners of the Triple J Unearthed Big Day Out competition in 2013, playing the Vans Essentials stage, then joined the line up for local artists at Groovin the Moo 2013.

FOAM released their debut EP ‘Sarpa Salpa’ in July 2012 and picked up national airplay on community radio stations and Triple J for the single So Far So Good. Later that year they released single Total Body Disruption in anticipation of the release of their second EP, ‘Run Kon Koma’. 2013 saw them embark on their first national tour, playing shows across the belly of the country and culminating in support shows on the east coast with Wax Witches and Step Panther.

In 2014, FOAM released the single ‘All My Friends’ for the FOAM/PUCK split then hit the road for a national tour supporting DZ Deathrays. In January 2015 FOAM toured the east coast for MATES festival in Sydney. In March they released their third EP The Feeling Is Mutual at the Bakery in Northbridge then hit the road again for a national tour before playing Groovin the Moo in Bunbury.

FOAM are currently writing for their debut album which will be expected early 2016.

“(So Far So Good) Listen to this song and wait for the 46" mark. Convinced? I was. Then I listened to their two other songs. A band with potential? I think so.” -Richard Kingsmill, Triple j

“No surprise these guys have been getting gigs with DZ Deathrays and Bleeding Knees Club: Foam have some serious grunge'n'roll swagger.” -Dom Alessio, Triple j

“Surfed up punk rock with a twist of Cash and Cave” - Rosco Stewart, Altered State (Soundwave, Big Day Out)

Unearthed in 2013

Big Day Out

02 Dec 2012

Winner

FOAM

FOAM

Congratulations to our 2013 Big Day Out winners!

hey'll each be opening the festival in their state, make sure you get down there early and check 'em out.

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Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

28 Jan 2014

Triple J
40

Thought it was a bit too indebted to Kurt and company at the start but as this sputters out and collapses under those frenzied riffs it really sold me.

Thought it was a bit too indebted to Kurt and company at the start but as this sputters out and collapses under those frenzied riffs it really sold me.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

30 Oct 2012

Triple J
40

Listen to this song and wait for the 46" mark. Convinced? I was. Then I listened to their two other songs. A band with potential? I think so.

Listen to this song and wait for the 46" mark. Convinced? I was. Then I listened to their two other songs. A band with potential? I think so.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

02 Nov 2012

Triple J
40

No surprise these guys have been getting gigs with DZ Deathrays and Bleeding Knees Club: Foam have some serious grunge'n'roll swagger.

No surprise these guys have been getting gigs with DZ Deathrays and Bleeding Knees Club: Foam have some serious grunge'n'roll swagger.