Artist info

Genre

Punk


Sounds like

Streetlight Manifesto, Sublime, Mad caddies, Big D and the Kids Table


band members

Andy Storey- Vox/Guitar Ben Elliot- Vox/Guitar Pat Decline- Bass Sam Reed- Drums Michelle Claire - Trumpet


Unearthed artists we like

Being Beta, At The Space Jam, Blindspot


Website

housearrestska.bandcamp.com/

Bio

After forming in mid 2013 in someone’s lounge room, they began gigging in early 2014 and have enjoyed headlining their own shows at Yayas, playing alongside Perth’s esteemed punk acts Blindspot, Them Sharks and 88 To Yesterday and supporting East Coast bands Nerdlinger (NSW), Revellers (ACT) and The Hard Aches (SA).

House Arrest draw influence for their style from the 90s Third Wave Ska Movement. With crisp guitar upstrokes, walking bass lines, pop vocals and horns. The songs move from slow reggae dub numbers to fast up-tempo ska tunes.

House Arrest have recently recorded three tracks for a split 7” with Adelaide rockers The Sorrow Suckers which is being launched at the 459 on January 16 next year. They are also set to head back into the studio early 2015 to record their first full EP and follow up with a East Coast tour mid 2015.

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"As the band burst into song the venue sprang to life. Skanking drunks, dancing and singing along to some of the best ska this side of 1999. Sharing the vocals Ben Elliott and Andy Storey have no problem holding and moving the crowd.

Song after song of unrelentingly upbeat melodies with intermittent breaks into melancholy reggae grooves. There is no doubt an enormous amount of talent in this act, and I’ll admit to already being a huge fan. The songs are brilliantly composed, catchy and fun but personal and meaningful. " - Dave Mullins of Xpress Magazine

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

17 Dec 2014

Triple J
30

All my best friends and I were involved with a ska band when I was going through uni so I have a big soft spot for this. Keep flying the checkered flag.

All my best friends and I were involved with a ska band when I was going through uni so I have a big soft spot for this. Keep flying the checkered flag.