Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Talking Heads, The Clash, Gang of Four


band members

Oliver Duncan - Bass/Vocals, Michael McAlary - Guitar/Vocals, Gabe Webster - Drums/Vocals


Influences

Seinfeld


Unearthed artists we like

THE CAIROS, Tinpan Orange, Young Men Dead, DUNE RATS, Millions


Bio

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.

Unearthed in 2011

Harvest Festival

16 Oct 2011

Winner

Gung Ho

Gung Ho

Congratulations to our 2011 Harvest Festival winners!

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Review

Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

25 Aug 2011

Triple J
40

Great, cruisy slacker rock.

Great, cruisy slacker rock.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

26 Aug 2011

Triple J
40

Well, I don't think it sounds anything like Talking Heads or Gang Of Four, but I still dig it.

Well, I don't think it sounds anything like Talking Heads or Gang Of Four, but I still dig it.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

21 Sep 2011

Triple J
40

You're wrong Alessio. There's some Gang Of Four in the rhythm and the taut bass. Not a lot, but it crossed my mind before I read the influences.

You're wrong Alessio. There's some Gang Of Four in the rhythm and the taut bass. Not a lot, but it crossed my mind before I read the influences.