Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Catfish and The Bottleman, Hockey Dad, Skeggs, The Vanns


band members

Kalun Townsend, Jordan Crotty, Bradley Wills, Cameron Mitchell


Influences

Gang Of Youths, Skeggs, Hockey Dad, The 1975, Circa Waves


Unearthed artists we like

The Terrys, The Buoys, Bugs, Beddy Rays, Teenage Joans


Website

linktr.ee/gold_blum_

Bio

gold blum are an alternative rock band making music on the Central Coast. They have a new single called Situations, which they’d like you to have a listen to!

Armed with home-designed merch & a DIY-or-die ethos, cousins Kalun Townsend (lead) and Jordan Crotty (guitar) set out to build themselves an outlet to play live, build a community around them & let off some emotional steam.

The vessel for such doings is gold blum, adding two good mates to create a four piece alternative rock group that sounds like the musical identity of their born-and-bred home of the NSW Central Coast - waves of raw energy through their coastal upbringing, but with the songwriting framework demanded of an act that’s situated so close to a major city and determined to make an impact on people’s emotions.

A late 2019 weekend staycation at the famed The Grove Studios with producer Fletcher Matthews (Sweater Curse, CLEWS, Dear Seattle) allowed the band to bring the wild, loud & live energy & killer songwriting they’ve been honing to new heights, on February release Tonight. That collaboration is revisited on their blistering earworm of a new single Be Something.

Prior to the pandemic, they maintained their commitment to touring with their most expansive tour yet across the East Coast, beginning with the second annual event of their own DIY Eskyfest, raising more than a grand for Black Dog Institute. That’ll continue for 2021 along with a bunch of other tour dates to be announced v soon.

Review

Situations

gold blum

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

05 Jun 2021

Triple J
45

This definitely needs to be on the radio heaps more.

This definitely needs to be on the radio heaps more.

Review

Situations

gold blum

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 May 2021

Triple J
40

i was like, oh wow, these vocals just scream a sunset festival set. then the rest of the band came in and i could see a hill full of punters erupting and setting everyone up for a big night. that's power! the best yet from gold blum i reckon.

i was like, oh wow, these vocals just scream a sunset festival set. then the rest of the band came in and i could see a hill full of punters erupting and setting everyone up for a big night. that's power! the best yet from gold blum i reckon.

Review

Situations

gold blum

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

18 May 2021

Triple J
40

Killer new single from gold blum. It ramps up in all the best ways and those guitars sound full and cut right through.

Killer new single from gold blum. It ramps up in all the best ways and those guitars sound full and cut right through.