Talking Heads, The Clash, Gang of Four
Oliver Duncan - Bass/Vocals, Michael McAlary - Guitar/Vocals, Gabe Webster - Drums/Vocals
Bursting with a raw, infectious and uncompromising energy, Gung Ho have demanded the attention of local and international listeners since first arriving in mid-2011 with their official debut single ‘Twin Rays’. The track instantly snared the attention of tastemakers around the globe, with triple j showing stalwart support at home by handing the band an opening slot at the 2011 Harvest Festival in Brisbane. Word of their explosively tight live set spread throughout the country, leading to support slots for Deap Vally (USA), Whitest Boy Alive (GER) and Wavves (USA), and further appearances alongside the likes of Hunting Grounds, The Rubens, Birds of Tokyo, DZ Deathrays, Yacht Club DJs, Hungry Kids of Hungary and Last Dinosaurs. Gung Ho continued their slew of undeniable radio singles in 2012, delivering ‘Side By Side’ and ‘Strangers’, convincing blogs in the UK, USA, Europe and South America to declare undeniable praise for the band’s seamless blend of surf-pop and post-punk influences. Working out of home-studios, bedrooms and storage facilities around the country, the members of Gung Ho have crafted their debut EP (titled Anywhere Else) with a unique DIY-aesthetic at the forefront. Teeming with prominent post-punk jams, melodious new wave vocal melodies and infectious pop-oriented hooks, the entirely self-produced and self-engineered EP is a bite sized concept record of their musical journey to date.