Artist info

Genre

Indie, Metal, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Nirvana, The Misfits, sonic youth, Smashing Pumpkins


band members

Jai Love, Grace Pogonoski, Corey Mccrossin, Jason Kirrane


Influences

The melvins, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Smashing Pumpkins


Unearthed artists we like

My Little Underground, Ape Rib, BLACK ZEROS


Bio

The Nuclear Family are a 4-piece band originally from Wollongong, Australia. Its current members include: Jai Love, Grace Pogonoski, Corey Mccrossin and Jason Kirrane. They play music influenced heavily by 80’s punk and hard-core as well as the Alternative music of the 90’s, mixing this with interesting noise and shrieking vocals they seek to create original, interesting compositions.

The Nuclear Family have toured Australia, playing with bands such as The Drones, Regular John, Dappled Cities, Harmony, Shining Bird, DEAD and Die! Die! Die! They have also played with international acts Hunx and his Punx (USA), The Coathangers (USA), Die! Die! Die! (NZ) and Truckfighters (SWE).

The Nuclear Family released their debut EP in 2014 via Not Punk Records in America and URGE records in Australia. Their DIY attitude has won them many praise in the industry; from fellow musicians, media outlets like The AU Review, Yon Plume and Drum Media as well as praise on the blogosphere:

“The Nuclear Family are one of the best noisy punk bands to come into existence. Their songs are original, visceral, and completely dominating of one’s attention.” – Soundly Sounds

“The six songs here are frenetic, abrasive, and clenched jaw, full-throttle fun. I want moooooooooooore” – Sonic Masala

“Their new 6 track EP hits hard and heavy, combining a blistering punk snarl with a crusty layer of purely destructive grunge filth.” – Styrofoam Drone

Review

Review by Gen Fricker Gen Fricker

03 Jun 2016

Triple J
50

GODDAMN I LOVE THIS. Vicious guitars, vocals so hot they're giving me sunburn.

GODDAMN I LOVE THIS. Vicious guitars, vocals so hot they're giving me sunburn.

Review

Review by Lachie Macara Lachie Macara

27 Jan 2015

Triple J
40

Obviously the title gives memories of the Stooges but the frantic energy in the vocal is giving me plenty of nice reminders of Iggy too.

Obviously the title gives memories of the Stooges but the frantic energy in the vocal is giving me plenty of nice reminders of Iggy too.