Indie, Pop, Rock
hockey dad, the strokes, kings of leon , A Swayze & the ghosts
Vocals/guitar - Josh Haire Drums - Edan Strachan Bass - Colby Cross Guitar - Tim Danger Currie
New Single ~ Evils ~ out on October 2nd
Gangz coming out of the 3350 with some swoony surf rock dream pop vibes. Made up of Josh Haire on vocals and guitar, Tim Currie on guitar, Edan Strachan on drums and Colby Cross on bass. Heavily inspired from a mixed bag of sounds
The Strokes, Hockey Dad, A. Swayze & the Ghosts, Beach House, anything with swoony vocals and a raw nostalgic feel.
2019 was a breakthrough yeah for Gangz, with the release of their hometown anthem '3350' in late october and honoured to be picked as Triple j Unerathed Feature Artist Of The Week they hit the ground running, playing shows and drawing a new audience through radio & an infectious live performance. The year ended with another dream pop single release 'Call Me Up', Playing Spilt Milk Festival & Huge NYE show at The Espy in St Kilda.
2020 didnt slow down with the release of 'Give In Tonight" which instantly picked up rave reviews and radio play!
They had started their first Australian Tour supporting Kingswood & Samsaruh and had just released their Debut EP "Mid 20's when covid 19 hit the world and has put everything on hold for now, but taking this down time to write / record new songs and hopfully get back to playing shows when its safe.
At the moment we're donating 100% of our merch sales to the National Justice Project, A nonprofit organisation that take up the fight against institutional discrimination in australia.
Head to our @gangzgangzz Instagram to get merch & donate
This week on triple j Unearthed we're Featuring Ballarat legends, Gangz!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Gangz music is um I guess they’re love songs, with a lot of drive, packed with dreamy pop elements and a bit of a nostalgic feel / Our sound has just come out like it is from different bands we like, I’m very into big swoony chorus melodies and it’s just come out like it is now, we don’t really wanna force anything, just let it happen naturally.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Our inspo comes from everywhere, I listen to alot of hip hop, kendrick, isaiah rashad old n.e.r.d but also love old love/heartbreak tunes mixed with some newer styles.. al green / millions / hockey dad / strokes.
What can punters expect from a GANGZ live show?
Our live show is pretty punchy from start to finish, we’ve got a few new ones in there that go pretty hard, couple swooners in there, should be pretty raunchy.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
“Keep it simple” my old boss told me yonkers ago and it’s a pretty good rule when shit gets too heavy.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'The horses' by Daryl Braithwaite. iI’s a classic and ya just gotta sing every.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Northeast party house and their song 'Youth Allowance.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
White Bleaches album launch at old bar last week, very sick those guys are shredders.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
We’ve just recorded an ep so a single will be coming out from that in December, a couple of big gigs in December/jan. And just keep recording and doing shows. We’re so stoked about our new stuff and ultra thankful unearthed is getting behind our music yewww.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Ballarat music community that inspire you.
Paddy from Karova, he taught me a lot about music & life. Michael belsar, he’s produced all of our new tracks, a crazy musician and will always be straight up with us
What are your plans for 2019/2020?
We’ve just recorded an ep so a single will be coming out from that in December, a couple of big gigs in December/jan. And just keep recording and doing shows. We’re so stoked about our new stuff and ultra thankful unearthed is getting behind our music yewww.View Profile Hide Interview