Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Honest Indie Punk Rock


band members

Ben Protasiewicz - Vocals & Guitar Jamie Gallacher - Drums Andrew Meredith - Bass & Vocals


Influences

Pixies, Peep Tempel, Foam


Website

patchow.bandcamp.com/

Bio

2 full length albums, a stack of Singles, several EPs, US touring, WAM Song of the year awards, numerous supports, a bunch of christmas songs, and a fiercely independent Australian music ethos have been some of the contributing factors that made Pat Chow a well respected Australian band. But It’s the raw and unflinching songwriting backed with a charismatic live show that makes them an adored band in the WA music community.

Pat Chow are a band that challenge music and pay homage to the scene all in the same breath. Instantly likeable hooks, with moving moments that soak into an audience and only pay off on repeat listens. Fun and ferocious on stage, they can be a perfect mess on stage one moment, violently on the edge of disaster with blistering energy, but somehow still be the best band in town before the breakdown kicks in.

Ben’s lyric writing is eloquent and careful, touching on subjects of love, loss, mental health, and friendship, delivered with this heavy australian drawl that is raw, and real. The honesty cuts through instrumentally as well, with Goldy and Gallagher as the backbone to every curve and bend, amplifying the emotion and perfecting subtlety in the catchy songwriting.

Pat Chow captures the nostalgia of 80s indie, and 90s grunge, mixed with all the best bits of 00s alt-rock, but does it with an effortless honesty that is refreshing and current.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

25 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

So many relatable lyrics in this. "Mindfulness is a chore" - damn straight it can certainly feel like that. "Started taking vitamins, spent my time with my friends" - like YES, look after yourself, see your friends, do what makes you happy. I love the messaging in this, especially for those trying to finish their degrees/certificates. There is so much more to life and if yo...

So many relatable lyrics in this. "Mindfulness is a chore" - damn straight it can certainly feel like that. "Started taking vitamins, spent my time with my friends" - like YES, look after yourself, see your friends, do what makes you happy. I love the messaging in this, especially for those trying to finish their degrees/certificates. There is so much more to life and if you decide to drop out, well of course that's okay too. I love the grit and emotion. Love the layered vocals and the slight revamp at about 3 mins in and the chaos at the end.

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Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

big riffs, aggro delivery and plenty to latch onto and singalong with. a fed up pat chow is working wonders here.

big riffs, aggro delivery and plenty to latch onto and singalong with. a fed up pat chow is working wonders here.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

I love this band. They're so good at soaking in a big pot of emotion and making you feel right there with them.

I love this band. They're so good at soaking in a big pot of emotion and making you feel right there with them.