Artist info

Genre

Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Smashing Pumpkins, Violent Soho, Weezer, The Smith Street Band, Nirvana, Green Day


band members

Jake Kougi - Guitars and Vocals Liam Cameron-Smith - Bass John "Stixx" Solli - Drums


Influences

The Smith Street Band, Violent Soho, Tired Lion, DZ Deathrays, Silverchair, Ball Park Music, Weezer, Green Day


Unearthed artists we like

LOSER, Tired Lion, WAAX, The Bennies, Bugs, Danitchy, Bakers Eddy, LOSER


Bio

Funk Dancing For Self Defence strike a balance between gritty punk rock riffage and polished 90’s alternative pop reminiscent of bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana and Garbage.

Hitting #13 in Triple J Unearthed’s ‘Most Hit Profiles’ in the mid year report of 2018, and opening for Melbourne comedy legends Aunty Donna at Max Watts on the closing night of their “Aunty Donna: The Album Tour” have been some career highlights of 2018, with 2019 ramping up to be a big year with some fresh and exciting music.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

04 Feb 2019

Triple J
35

Into some of the melodies in this one & love when the vocals hit full power. Was waiting for that moment and it came. Love the tones in the guitars too, it blasts well.

Into some of the melodies in this one & love when the vocals hit full power. Was waiting for that moment and it came. Love the tones in the guitars too, it blasts well.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

26 Feb 2018

Triple J
30

Bunch of blokes havin a go, doin a good

Bunch of blokes havin a go, doin a good

Review

35

Pretty awesome track. Got a nice grunge feel to it. Killer chorus.

Worth a listen.

Pretty awesome track. Got a nice grunge feel to it. Killer chorus.

Worth a listen.