Artist info

Genre

Metal, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Twelve Foot Ninja, Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Mr Bungle, Living Colour, Incubus


band members

Jack - Vocals/Keys..... Brenton - Bass..... Chrispy - Guitar.....Dane - Drums/Vocals


Influences

Meshuggah, Kora, James Blake , Mr Bungle, Tool, Rage Against The Machine, Incubus, Vulfpeck, Cory Wong, Textures, Queens Of The Stone Age, Primus, Cog, The Butterfly Effect, Mammal, Twelve Foot Ninja


Website

osakapunch.com/

Bio

Over the last 9 years, Osaka Punch have forged a reputation as one of Australia’s most wildly
entertaining live acts. The group’s distinctive fusion of catchy pop, jazz chops and dank grooves sets
them apart from most heavy acts, and allows an element of humour and satire in an otherwise very
serious scene. Having toured Australia, the UK, and Scandinavia over the past 5 years, Osaka Punch
have honed their live set to a fine art. This combined with well-crafted songs, and world class
musicianship, makes Osaka Punch one of Australia’s must see live acts.
2017 was a strong year for the band, completing 2 tours along the East Coast supporting Lagerstein
and Twelve Foot Ninja. This raised their profile in NSW, SA, and Victoria, and further established
their loyal following in their hometown of Brisbane. They were also an official showcase act at
Bigsound, where they were met with huge crowds, glowing reviews, and forged relationships with
international booking agents, festival bookers, and publicists. They finished off this massive year by
releasing a new single, which took the band on a 10 date tour across the country, and was their most
successful headline tour to date.
The band completely surpassed this in 2018, getting themselves in front of more audience members
than any previous year. March and April saw them tour extensively with The Butterfly Effect, with
many of the 1200 capacity venues completely sold out. There incredible live performances and
professional attitude caught the attention of Owen Orford of New World Artists, who put them on a
follow up tour with Melbourne rockers Mammal. Throughout this 12 date tour, it was obvious that
their fan base is not only increasing in the capital cities, but also in regional areas.
Osaka Punch are certainly on an upward trajectory, and are ready to record and release their
sophomore album in 2019. Combined with single releases, an album release, and full national
headline tours, 2019 is set to be their biggest year to date.

Review

Review by Mitch Alexander Mitch Alexander

06 May 2019

Triple J
45

This has got that delightful groove, some heaviness, and something you could dance so poorly to as a metalhead you could alienate an entire mosh pit. More room to dance!

This has got that delightful groove, some heaviness, and something you could dance so poorly to as a metalhead you could alienate an entire mosh pit. More room to dance!